If you haven’t been shot with Cupid’s arrow yet or your Valentine is yet to be found because he or she is still hiding under a rock, fear not.
Rather than celebration Valentine's Day, celebrate Singles Awareness Day on either Feb. 14 or Feb. 15. In years past, singles have celebrated on the big holiday of love, but according to some groups, Feb. 15 is the big day. But, who cares? Just celebrate your independence. Here's how:
It’s great to be single on Valentine's Day because you don’t have to please anyone or care about anyone’s opinion of what you want to do. Go see that horrible or cheesy movie you’d never go to on a date at Southdale AMC Theaters.
You can also really enjoy being with your friends. Get a group together and go to a fun restaurant such as Pizza Luce, Sandy's Tavern or Champp's. If dining out isn’t your thing, try out a the rock climbing wall REI in Bloomington with friends to get your endorphin count up.
You also have the freedom to date around. Maybe take the plunge into the world of online dating, sign up for a site—you can always shut it down and pretend like it never happened if you don’t like it!
Getting dressed up to go to a party is fun, but sometimes it’s even better when you can dress down for a party in your pajamas. Get takeout from Vina or Aida, put on a mud mask, read magazines and watch your favorite movies.
You also don’t have to decorate your home to fit anyone else’s taste. Go buy yourself a new item at Pier 1 Imports.
And the best thing of all—you don’t have to split a bottle of wine with anyone. Pick up a non-shareable bottle at one of Richfield's four municipal liquor stores.
Happy Single's Awareness Day!