Valentine's Day is nothing short of divisive - you either love it or you hate it (and hate everybody who loves it). While a girl with a boyfriend counts down the days leading up to the Cupid-endorsed holiday, she'll quickly cling to her inner single lady and hate on the heart-filled occasion as soon as he refuses to put a ring on it. So if you don't have a man to spend the day (and night) with, how should you spend your February 14th?
First of all, don't feel sorry for yourself. You don't have a boyfriend on Valentine's Day: Big. Freakin'. Deal. Do you have a condition which requires a yearly dose of drugstore chocolates? Does your health hinge upon receiving flowers from a supermarket bin? Yeah, didn't think so. You'll be fine.
Now remember, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about romantic love. You don't have a man to dote on? Fine - spoil yourself and your friends. Get your nails done, go shopping, indulge in some you-time. Stock up on luxurious beauty products, bubble bath, perfume and blinc Eyeliner and Mascara and you'll feel like a million bucks.
Next, grab some food, a few bottles of wine (or, if you're like us, a few cases of beer) and invite your single pals over. You can choose to glam yourself up (you don't need a man to have a reason to look great!) or dress without even looking in the mirror (who are you kidding, you don't have anyone to impress). Spend the time talking and relaxing, or dancing around and getting crazy - y'all deserve it.
Once the sun has set, it's time to head to the bar. Here's the good news - if you go out to a bar on V-Day, chances are the dudes there will be single as well (even the most ballsy cheater will find it hard to sneak out with the guys on Valentine's Day). Here's the bad news - you may have to deal with couples canoodling in the corner of the bar. However, there's more good news. You may be single on Valentine's Day, but at least your boyfriend didn't bring you to a seedy bar to celebrate it. We'll count that one as a win.