Let's face it. It doesn't matter how many times people say that Valentine's Day was created by card companies to boost sales, it still doesn't feel great to watch another one go by with no one special to share it with. The good news is, you are not alone. 62% of Americans over 18 were single in 2012. So what to do on the day that so many dread? Treat it like any other, that's it.
1. Stay home
Since February 14 is just like any other day, why not just stay home? You might be tired from your long day, so just put your feet up and relax, you deserve it.
2. Order food
You can always elect to treat yourself. Take your wildest food dreams and transfer them into reality by ordering whatever you like. Then you can sit on your couch and enjoy it like the queen (or king) you are.
3. Go out for dinner
Maybe you feel like eating out instead of ordering in. All of the annoying couples will be at fancy, romantic restaurants, so you should be safe going to your favorite pizza place.
4. Hang out with your friends
This is a must. Everything is better with your best buds. Be they single or not, just getting together is something that will bring each others' spirits up.
5. Go to the movies
This might be something that a single person would think they should avoid on Valentine's Day. But there is nothing to be scared of. Check out that new comedy you've been seeing commercials for. Go see the sappy romance. Who cares? You'll be so into the movie that you won't care about the couples around you.
6. Go bowling
It's not exactly a "romantic" sport. You'll probably be safe here.
7. Work out
Because nothing says "I'm comfortable with myself" quite like spending hours at the gym.
8. See your family
As long as they are not the type of people who will incessently grill you on your relationship status on the Valentine's Day that you are spending with them.
9. Watch "500 Days of Summer"
To remind yourself that not every romance ends happily.
10. Read a book
There is nothing quite like curling up with a good book to get yourself lost into a completely different world.
When all else fails, there is one important thing to remember. February 14 falls on a Friday this year, folks. Happy hour anyone?