"Roses are red and violets are blue, but vodka costs less than dinner for two."

Whether it's 'Anti-Valentine's Day', 'Singles Awareness Day' or 'Galentine's Day', across the world, those who are unlucky in love are reclaiming the sickly-sweet celebrations in ways that suit them. In honour of 'Singles Day' on 11 November - terribly named because the date 11 / 11 looks like some lonely, bare sticks - we're rewriting the singledom story, and showing you how to celebrate your solo self in three easy steps.

Step One: Shop up a storm, because there's nobody there to judge you

Here's a puzzle for you: what would you say is the biggest shopping day in China? It's not the Boxing Day sales like here in Aus, and they don't head off to trample each other in the 'Black Friday' sales like our American cousins, either. Instead, the biggest retail day of the calendar is 'Singles Day' on 11 November. There are online flash sales aplenty and deals to be found in stores, as single Chinese guys and girls turn

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