What To Do When You Don't Have A Valentine
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What To Do When You Don't Have A Valentine

Seriously, you don't need a Valentine on Valentine's Day to enjoy the ridiculous holiday.

What To Do When You Don't Have A Valentine

Why does it matter if you have a Valentine or not? Trust me, you can do so many things without one. Things that might even be better than if you did have one. Think I'm lying? Ha — think again. Here's what to do if you don't have a Valentine. (If you're reading this after Valentine's Day, take notes for next year.)

1. Spend the day after Valentine's Day buying all of the discounted candy.

Half-off candy in heart shaped boxes? Guess who buys the best Valentine's gifts ever? That's right. It's you.

2. Take yourself to dinner.

If you take yourself out for a three course meal, guess who the only person you have to pay for is? Yep. You guessed it. It's you.

3. Watch all of your favorite movies and TV shows.

You don't have anyone else in the room telling you how dumb your movie choices are, and how much they just cannot watch "Parks and Recreation" for the 12th time. This also means you aren't stuck watching some other movie or show just because you didn't want to make your significant other upset. What could possibly suck about that?!

4. Take yourself to the movies. Eat all the popcorn.

I know I hate to share popcorn and snacks at the movies. I've had to bat away someone's hand from my soda more than just a few times. I can finish it myself, thank you very much.

5. Ask your single friends to be your Valentines.

If you really want to buy someone chocolate, buy your single friends chocolate. Let them buy you chocolate. Go out and pick them some flowers. Enjoy having friends as Valentines.

6. Tell yourself "Harry Potter" pick-up lines.

In case you need some help with that, here's a few of the best:

(So that last one was a bit much, but still worth it.)

7. Just enjoy the fact that you're single and that it doesn't matter whether or not someone buys you that giant teddy bear.

OK, it would be cool to own a giant teddy bear, so buy it for yourself. Treat yo' self. Be your own Valentine, or just assume that Taylor Swift would gladly be your Valentine, too (because I know she would).

You don't need a significant other to enjoy the day of love. Love your friends. Love yourself. Love your dog. Tell Cupid that he's useless unless he's decided to make your celebrity crush fall in love with you. Celebrate the joys of not sharing heart-shaped pizzas, because you deserve it all to yourself.

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