Tip no. 5: Be glad to be single
If all of this is sounding a bit too much like hard work and you're still feeling blue about being single on Valentine's Day, you might just need to change your mind set a bit.
Think of all of those couples sat in silent Italian restaurants paying triple the price of a normal meal, or that limp bunch of flowers bought last minute from a petrol station.
"You're lucky to be single on Valentine's Day," says Doug. "You have the day to yourself to do whatever you want and there are loads of attractive, single people out there to meet. It's a day of opportunity."