Sick of watching Ryan Gosling movies by yourself on Valentine’s Day? Probably not. But here a few other things you can do besides watching The Notebook and gorging on chocolate.
Eat your feelings: I’m sure you’ve heard that chocolate can give you the feeling of being in love. So maybe, just maybe, if you eat enough chocolate, you’ll feel like you’re actually in love (ignore the fact that you do not have a significant other to love). Also, if you hold off this celebration until Feb. 15, you will probably be able to get some discounts.
Make fun of Valentine’s Day: Instead of stressing about Feb. 14, make a joke out of it. Go down to the sex shop on Wisconsin and go crazy. Buy a friend some fuzzy handcuffs. Bake a penis-shaped cake with one of their cake pans. Cook up some boob-shaped pasta. You know, have some good, wholesome fun.
Cook food: Have an “I hate Valentine’s Day” dinner with your friends. Stay home and cook (unless, of course, you want to be surrounded by couples out to dinner). Get a few bottles of wine if you really want to go all out. You could even finish off all of that penis cake and boob pasta you just cooked.
Violent movie marathon: Express your true feelings about Valentine’s day by watching some Quentin Tarantino movies. Nothing like blood-splattered walls (and blood-splattered everything else for that matter) to complement the chocolate hearts and cupids everywhere.
Rub a few off: Admit it. You masturbate or have masturbated (especially if you’re reading this post). If you haven’t, just give up. “Mortal sin” be damned. Even more, it’s good for you. If you somehow haven’t, the internet can teach you how—it’s not hard. Your roommates will all be out on dates. Remove distractions and go for it.