MOTAT to host 'anti-Valentine's' night for singles

For singles, Valentine's Day can range from slightly terrible to downright unpleasant, what with all the couples kissing and set dinner menus at restaurants.

Well never fear! This year (for Aucklanders anyway) your time has come.

Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is holding an anti-Valentine's event for singles on Tuesday night. The R18 event is described online as for those who "are just not into it this Valentine's Day".

"Escape the cheese and sentimental sh*t with a night out of light-hearted anti-Valentine fun and entertainment at MOTAT," they promise.

"Enjoy a range of shenanigans from silent discos and karaoke to archery, jousting, music, food, and more.

"Whether you're single, in a relationship, or it's 'complicated', treat yourself to a fun night out at MOTAT with an alternative take on the Valentine's tradition this February 14."

Programmes co-ordinator Sarah Somerville told Stuff MOTAT wanted to "throw the day on its head".

"We want to make the day less intimidating and have some fun with it ... anyone is welcome to come along."

For some more anti-Valentines gift-giving, NZ online store Felt is also offering a special 'anti-Valentines' gift guide. Gifts include a notebook emblazoned with "feelings and how to destroy them," and "not in the mood" pillow covers.