Valentine's Day can be a bummer if you don't have a date. Maybe you're not dating anyone special enough or you just hate the commercialism of it all. If you are planning to go it alone this year, don't worry. Here are a list of things to keep you occupied until the clock strikes twelve on February 15.
Watch ‘House of Cards’ on Netflix
Netflix has set the release of Season 2 of “House of Cards” for Valentine’s Day. This is great for anyone. If you are a fan of the show, you can convince your date to stay in and those without can stay home and binge on both House of Cards and candy hearts.
Read a sexy book
Chic lit and erotic romance has become big business. There are dozens of short, dreamy novels to restore your faith in men or at least keep you occupied until V-day is over. Try “Wrecked” by Priscilla West, a book about love between a cage fighter and damaged college sophomore. The triology “This Man” by Jodi Ellen Malpas, was originally self-published but now this steamy novel is poised to give “Fifty Shades of Grey” a run for its money. For something a little more classical, get your hands on the Dante’s Inferno themed trilogy by Sylvain Reynard called “Gabriel’s Inferno”.
Go see the LEGO movie
There can be nothing more unassuming and cheerful than LEGO animation. On Feb. 7, “The LEGO Movie” the first full length LEGO movie comes to theaters. The movie follows Emmet, a LEGO character who is mistakenly chosen to save the world. In his quest he meets up with some famous and not so famous LEGO characters, voice by actors such as Will Farrell, Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and more. Check out the trailer here.
Go to an Anti-Valentine’s Day party
A simple search of the internet will help you find bars and clubs in your area that are offering some type of anti-Valentine’s event. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, the Aliante Casino Hotel is having a ‘Love Stinks: Let’s Drink’ party on Valentine’s Day. Revelers can get a tarot card reading, play adult Mad Libs, donate items from a previous relationship to a ‘burn box’ and of course, drink.
Stay home from work
There’s nothing worse than having your smug co-workers shove their ridiculous flower arrangements in your face on Valentine’s Day. The best way to avoid all this annoyance is just to not show up at work that day. Take the day off or call in sick and read the other posts in this article for things to do.