Valentine's Day is this Tuesday and for those of us who are alone what do you do? Is it business as usual? Get up, go to work, go home, eat dinner, watch the tube, and that’s it? I don’t think so. Ask yourself what makes you happy and go out and do it. Here are 7 ideas for you to consider doing this Valentine's Day.  

  1. Watch Your Favorite Sporting Event
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If a big game is on, head to a sports bar to watch. There is always something on ESPN or Fox Sports. You could re-watch the Super Bowl. Get a group of friends together and cheer on your favorite team while drinking beer, telling bad jokes, and eating greasy pub grub. 

  1. Go to a Comedy Show

Stand-up comedy shows are often full of self-effacing humor, and laughing is one of the best ways to boost your mood. Stream one of the latest specials on Netflix, there is a lot to choose from. 

  1. Avoid social media
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Make V-day a phone-free day. Stalking your ex on social media to see how they're celebrating with their new partner is not going to make you feel happy or confident, and neither are all the happy couple photos clogging up your feed. Just don’t do it. 

  1. Visit Your Favorite Bar

Odds are, that the local bar you go to after work will be filled with single people. Order your go-to beverage and strike up a conversation with the bartender or another patron. Or, bring a book and just hang out. 

  1. Eat at Your Favorite Restaurant

Solo dinners out are so underrated. Not only can you order whatever you want, but you don't have to make conversation with anyone and can really focus on the delicious food. Book a table for one at your favorite restaurant (or sit at the bar), and don't forget to end the night with dessert. 

  1. Get Out of Town

Plan a Valentine's Day weekend getaway. Visit somewhere new or travel to a favorite destination where you can think about the good old days. 

  1. Go to a Movie

This is my go-to every time. For me going to a movie alone is arguably better than going with someone else. Get a ticket to a new film you've been dying to see, splurge on some popcorn and candy, and have a date with yourself. 

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