Enjoy Valentine’s Day without a sweetheart

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Vikki Hartt, Asst. Community Editor

Are you alone this Valentine’s Day without that special someone? These five simple ideas can make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one even if you’re flying solo.

1. Everyone splurges on the chocolates and sweets on Valentine’s Day. Chances are you are not going to feel too good after you have downed a box of caramel chocolate hearts. Instead, hit the gym. Thirty minutes of physical activity will give you endorphins–feel good chemicals that are released after exercising.

2. Spend the day with your other single friends. You can host an anti-Valentine’s Day dinner. Share memories, stories, and instead: celebrate all of the platonic love in your life.

3. Valentine’s Day is known as the “greeting card holiday,” so send out cards and love notes to all of your friends and family. You can pick from a wide assortment of cards, or make your own. Let your friends know how special they are to you.

4. If you’re a hopeless romantic, opt for a romantic comedy–new or old. In theaters, you might check out “The Vow” (2012) or on Netflix, “Valentine’s Day” (2010) or the classic “Pretty Woman” (1990).

5. If you are feeling blue about being single on a couple’s holiday, you might try retail therapy. Go out on a shopping trip with your friends or by yourself and treat yourself to that pair of shoes or video game you’ve been hoping for.

No matter what you end up doing on Valentine’s Day remember, it’s meant to be a fun, exciting day to be thankful for all those you love.