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Valentine's Day in Manchester

A selection of things to do to celebrate love as cupid pulls back that bow and gets ready to shoot...


This one's for lovers so, at the risk of alienating all of the single people in Manchester, here's our selection of romantic passtimes for this coming Valentine's Day. From dining out at one of Manchester's best restaurants to wooing your beau at a swanky cocktail bar, there's plenty to enjoy. And if you're single or alone? We give you unreserved permission to go and drown your sorrows at the pub

Manchester Valentine's Day ideas

News, Sex & Dating

Five of Manchester's best date spots

When it comes to dating, it sure can be a jungle out there. Whether you’re venturing out for a first date, treading your way through the early stages of something that might be or marking affections a bit more established, there’s no denying that the whole pressure of going on a date can often get those palms a little clammy. But calm down as here are five of Manchester’s best spots to fit the bill.

News, Music & Nightlife

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Here are some clubs, Selected for you

You might not be able to score a decent restaurant reservation this Valentine’s weekend, but as usual, there’s plenty of room on the dancefloor and a distinct lack of couple-centric schmaltz on offer too. Disco, dub, house, jazz and admittedly romance tinged soul are all available this weekend in Manchester.

News, Sex & Dating

Are you a Valentine's singleton? Find love in Manchester this February

With Valentine's Day around the corner it can be a lonely time for the single people in Manchester. Hearts and flowers are adorning the bars and restaurants ready to welcome couples celebrating their love for each other. So where would you look if you were trying to find that perfect someone this February? We've found the following dating events to help you out.

News, Sex & Dating

Ten things you learn on Tinder

These days, finding love can be as much about technology as chemistry. With your phone in your hand and the Tinder app at the ready (or Grindr, Scruff, Growlr or any manner of alternatives for those looking for same sex dates), you can browse loads of potential partners with a flick of the thumb. Press 'like' if you do or move on. Simple. But look for long enough and you'll see some themes and similarities coming through. So as Valentine's Day approaches, we take a long hard look deep inside the Tinder-verse to uncover ten things we've learned to prepare you if you're new to it all.

Shopping, Art, craft and hobbies

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Awarded 'Best Independent Retailer' at the 2013 Manchester Tourism Awards, Manchester Craft & Design Centre boasts over 30 artists, designers and craft makers under one roof. If you can't find the ideal gift for your true love here, you should probably split up...


The best restaurants in Manchester

Whatever tickles your culinary fancy, there are plenty of very good Manchester restaurants to get stuck into. And with such a sound selection on offer, it can be tricky to whittle down where to head, but any of these would make a perfect place to treat your loved one to a romantic meal.