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For those who are in a relationship or have some kind of significant other during Valentine’s Day I’m pretty sure your day will be enjoyable… but for those who are single, it’s not always as fun.

I’ve been single for almost four years now and haven’t had a valentine in all that time. I know some of you are probably wondering why I haven’t ran for the noose or the straight razors yet, but I assure you I’m hanging in there just fine.

Honestly, being single on Valentine’s Day is not the worst thing in the world. It’s definitely not something to look forward to, but its only one day out of the year.

While it may seem hopeless to some of you, there are plenty of things you can do on Valentine’s Day to keep yourself from crying a river full of tears:

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Go on a Date….Romance Optional.

You can still go out on a date even if you aren’t seeing someone seriously. Just because you are single doesn’t mean you’re not looking, right? Call up someone and see if they want to go out; if things go well you might have a date for next year.

If you don’t have a significant other or anyone you’re even interested in, go out with your friends.

Valentine’s Day is supposedly about love, and you love you friends, right? Spend it with them; you could go to a movie, go to dinner, chill around the house, have a drink or two, or just talk about how lame your ex was.

Spend Some Time With Yourself.

If you don’t feel like talking about your ex (or hearing about someone else’s) or hanging out with friends, spend some time with yourself (keep in mind that this not a “he/she sucks for what he/she did to me” reflection period”).

Relax, kick back, watch a couple of scary movies and stuff your face with some holiday discount chocolate and snacks.

Take Time to Reflect.

Being appreciative of the things in your life that you do have, like great friends, a loving family, good grades, and your health, can lift you out of your romantic slump and help you to realize that there are more important things in life than a greeting card and some crummy chocolates.

Rather than focus on all of those lame couples who are buying each other gifts, being lovey-dovey, and grossing you out with their PDA, focus on WHAT you love rather than WHO you love.

…. Maybe next year you can worry about the who.

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