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5 Things to do on Saturday night

Tristan is a love stylist who, through internal and external makeovers, guides her clients on all matters surrounding falling in like, falling in love and falling into bed. She is also the author of MENu Dating: Taste Your Way to the Mai...

Embrace your single status

Boyfriend-less on a Saturday night? So what? You can do plenty of things solo or with a BFF. And they don’t include sulking about being single, swapping stories about who has the most terrible ex or why girl-on-girl action might be your best alternative. Instead, embrace your single-girl Saturday nights with these fun and fresh ideas. Before you know it, those nights will be booked by some new guy -- so enjoy it while it lasts.

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1Celebrate YOU!

Sure, you may be tempted to spend a lonely Saturday night berating men -- but your time and, more importantly, your sacred energy are far better spent honoring yourself. Use your evening to dig deeply and extract what you love about you. Consider making a top 10 list of what makes you uniquely awesome or creating an at-home luxury oasis to pamper yourself all night long.

2Have an outdoor adventure.

When you're outside, your brain excretes a chemical that boosts your mood -- and there's no shortage of outdoor activities for which you don't need a guy. Grab a gal pal and go to a concert in the park, a movie on the beach, an evening swim at a swanky hotel pool or an international beer festival. As long as it's outside, it'll lift your mood like magic.

3Refresh, recreate, renew!

Tie your hair into a ponytail, throw on some sweats and put on some loud girl-power anthems: You're about to get crafty! This Saturday night is devoted to recreating your space. Combine your paintbrushes, stencils, hammer, nails and imagination to refresh a room of your choosing. Whether you start small by, say, painting kitchen chairs or go big by painting a mural in your bedroom, unleashing your creative energy will feel liberating.

4Volunteer.

At night? Yes. The point of volunteering is to get outside of yourself, and you can do that, day or night. Even if you can't find an organized volunteering event, help out a friend in need -- perhaps a friend with a kid who could really use free babysitting for the night.

5Have a themed ladies' night.

Grab your best girls and pick a theme -- for instance, a taste test (think bake-off, wine or chocolate tasting), an 80s movie night marathon at home, or a flashback-to-youth night out complete with mini golf, bowling and rollerskating. You'll have a blast with your best gal pals in tow!

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