What to do when spending Valentine’s Day alone

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Emily Teagardin, Reporter

     Valentine’s Day is meant to show affection to those you love such as, your boyfriend or girlfriend, family members, or yourself if you’re single… and fun.

    Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day. There are many things you can do on this “special” holiday.  You can always hack out a few of your favorite romantic comedies: The Notebook, The Best of Me, or 50 First Dates, whatever it may be. Relax with a pound of chocolate and your single friends, a pet or by yourself.

      If you want to go out, you can always go to dinner with your family or parents. They’ll pay for the food and you get to spend some quality time with them. If you’re feeling adventurous, hit up a party. Hit on the other single people there. Because why not? It’s not like you have anyone tying you down. Have fun, but it’s still important to  be safe.  You could also take a trip out of town to Chicago or Milwaukee, somewhere relatively close by with some single friends. Make the most of the day and enjoy your single self.

     Many people would rather not remind themselves how single they are. Being reminded of the solo life can get irritating after some time. So an easy way to fix this is pick up an extra shift at work and pretend like it’s a normal Sunday.  It’s just February 14, another ordinary day.