How to enjoy a night in for one

You’ve had a night out planned with a friend for ages, and you’ve been counting down the days at work because it’s ages since you two spent any time together. Then, at the last minute, she calls and cancels, and she’s not given you enough notice to make plans with anyone else. Instead of seeing it as a disappointment, see this as an opportunity for a brilliant night in – by yourself!










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What can you do, then, to make your solo night in a treat and make up for the fact that your plans have gone awry?

Play, But You May as Well Play to Win

There are so many games available to play on your mobile or online that it’s difficult to decide which one to go for. You can stick with something meaningless but absorbing like Dots, Killer Clown Chase or Triple Town, all of which will whittle away your evening quite satisfactorily. Alternatively, you could see whether luck’s on your side and play some real money games, and maybe win enough cash to cover the next night out that you have planned! Pocketwin casino has a wide choice of slots, casino and bingo games that can all be played on your mobile, so you can curl up on the sofa while you play. To make life even easier, the site even allows a slots deposit by phone bill so you can top up your account without having to put in any payment card details. The amount you add is simply included in your next phone bill.

Indulge in Some Home Beauty Therapies

Make the most of an unexpected night in by yourself to go through a pampering beauty regimen that you don’t often have the time for. Try one of these ideas:

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  • Make a healthy hair mask using store cupboard ingredients. A mayo, avocado, egg and olive oil hair mask can be applied and left to do its magic while you watch a movie. Wash it out when the movie’s over and you’ll have extra glossy-looking locks.
  • Before you take a shower, whip up a body scrub using brown sugar, coconut oil and lemon juice. The sugar and lemon helps slough off dead skin cells, while the coconut oil adds a layer of moisture.
  • Reduce the bags under your eyes by lying down for ten minutes with a thin slice of potato over each eye. The astringent nature of the potato will reduce the swelling and improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes. Alternatively, use two cotton rounds soaked in cold green tea – the caffeine reduces inflammation in the same way as the potato. Use the time you have your eyes closed to zone out and clear your mind; it’ll help you relax if you’ve had a busy day.

Watch Something You Want to Watch


When you watch a movie with your partner or with a friend, you sometimes have to compromise on the film choice. Relish in the fact that you can watch exactly what you feel like because you’re home alone. Wallow in a weepie, or watch a high-octane action flick – it all depends on what mood you’re in. There are so many ways to find the movie or box set that you’re interested in these days. Use an online streaming service like Amazon Prime or Netflix, and if you’re not already signed up to one of these, remember you can always opt in to a free trial.

Thankfully, a night in these days doesn’t mean simply scrolling through the TV channels for something half-decent to watch – there’s a world of entertainment possibilities online and on our mobiles. It also gives you the chance to pamper yourself a little. Yes, you would undoubtedly have had a great night out with your friend, but you can also have a great night in on your own.


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine