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Have a happy Valentine's Day with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An attitude adjustment
- A sense of adventure
- A box of chocolates
- And a game plan
Realize you are not alone
Realize that you are not alone. There are literally millions of others who don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day.
Remember: it's commercial
Tell yourself that Valentine’s Day is a crass commercial holiday that mostly brings happiness to florists and candy makers.
Do something decadent
Book something decadent for this Valentine’s Day that you’ve always wanted to do—take a helicopter ride, fly to Paris for a long weekend, get a 90-minute massage.
Think of people in rotten relationships
Still blue? Think of all the people who stayed in a rotten relationship just to get a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates.
Feel superior to those people.
Consider the holiday's origin
Consider the holiday’s origin. Valentine, a 3rd-century priest, was jailed, tortured, and murdered. He wrote a love letter to the warden’s daughter—therefore being someone’s Valentine is really being a doomed, lovesick prisoner.
Enjoy half-priced chocolates
On February 15, purchase and devour a now half-priced box of chocolates. After all, chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which produces the same warm and fuzzy feelings we have when we’re falling in love—without any of the heartache.