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12 Imaginative Ways To Drink Wine When You’re Feeling Single AF

April 25, 2016
12 Imaginative Ways To Drink Wine When You're Feeling Single AF

I bet if you’re single you’ve found yourself sitting on the couch, alone, watching Netflix or reruns on the TV quite often. I also bet (or rather guarantee) that there was a glass of wine (or three) joining you on this after-work rendezvous.


Sound familiar? Well, by now you might be getting bored of your normal date… with yourself. Are you looking for a little more pizazz for your evening wine-down? Are you hoping for some more delight in your sundown bottle takedown?

Well, lucky for you I’m quite the expert on being single. I’ve also discovered I’m quite skilled at drinking wine, too. Because, c’mon, who needs a bae when you have rosé and Chardonnay? Not you, that’s who.


Therefore, I’ve reasonably come up with 12 imaginative ways to drink your wine alone to bring more joy into your life. Trust me, you’ll find yourself saying “you had me at Merlot” by the end of this list:

  1. Drink while looking at old pictures. And I don’t mean the ones of your and your ex. I mean the ones that’ll make you smile, or even tear up, and remember how great of a life you have regardless of whether you’re in a relationship in this very moment.
  2. Drink from a customized bottle. I guarantee drinking alone won’t be as lonely if you’re looking at a picture of your dog or a shot of you and your friends back in college before people were getting married, every time you go to pour a glass.
  3. Drink while FaceTiming. Catch up with an old friend without having to leave your couch or even put on pants! You can “cheers” together and feel a little less solo.
  4. Drink with a GoPro attached to the bottle. This might sound weird but how many selfies have you sent on Snapchat or posted on Instagram lately? It’s either good GIF material or a good inside look at how you act after a few.
  5. Drink while doing yoga. Don’t wine about it being impossible until you’ve tried this glorious exercise combo!
  6. Drink whilst practicing being domestic. By this I mean make sangria.
  7. Drink without risk of breaking anything. What’s sadder than a broken wine glass? Having no one there to help you pick up the pieces. Introducing: the wine bra and the wine belly.
  8. Drink a different wine every time. Join a wine club that mails you wine based on your flavor profile and a quiz you take online. You’re going to be drinking a lot of it so you may as well get to know it.
  9. Drink and make a goal list. After drinking a couple of glasses you’ll be able to let your guard down. This would be the best time to write down your dreams and aspirations without your sober mind stopping you for dreaming too big.
  10. Drink and play a fun game. You don’t need a partner to connect the dots in your life literally or figuratively! Let the games begin.
  11. Drink with the life of the party. The life of the party being your glass hanging like a champ on this party plate. Add some cheese, nuts, chocolate, and whatever your little heart desires with this unique tool.
  12. Drink based on food pairings. Try experimenting with some new meals and pick your wine based solely on what would go best with your delicious creation. You’ll go to bed happy, full, and little closer to being a wine connoisseur.
Disclaimer: Don’t drink and swipe. You’re at risk for unsolicited messages, plans you forgot you agreed to, severe case of wine goggles, and ruining your chances with a real unicorn. Drink responsibly.


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  • Reply Nhi April 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I love drinking while FaceTiming! It’s always so fun to catch up with long-distance friends, especially when there’s wine involved. Love these ideas… they made me giggle. 🙂

    • Reply Sonya Matejko April 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

      I totally agree! Thanks for checking out the post as always Nhi <3

  • Reply Lucy Valdez April 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Hilarious! I remember that episode of New Girl and I feel the same way about pink wine…lol I think my husband likes it when I drink LOL

  • Reply Michelle April 26, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Last time I had some wine I bought myself a pretty amazing gift,so cheers to this post!

    • Reply Sonya Matejko April 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Cheers to buying yourself great gifts 😉 I should’ve included online shopping!!

  • Reply Paola from Coral Gables Love April 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Haha I’m going to try it while FaceTiming 🙂

    • Reply Sonya Matejko April 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      That seems to be everyone’s favorite! I highly suggest it, but probably white wine because red wine would potentially spill with the other occupied hand 😉

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