Valentine’s Day is here, which means everyone’s in love. Like winter break engagement announcements, you can try to prepare, but it doesn’t always lessen the blow. Just because you haven’t locked down the fraternity boy of your dreams, doesn’t mean you should hide out and avoid the couples all over campus. After all, most of those romances will be dunzo the second spring break rolls around. So, if you’re not boning anyone this Valentine’s Day, no need to despair. Here are the best places to embrace and enjoy your single status.
The Campus Bar
Drown your sorrows in dirt-cheap drinks purchased by potential love interests. If you’re hoping for a night of romance you can find it with a boy who’s equally single and ready to mingle. It’s the one night out you can be sure that everyone is single, since everyone knows couples don’t party. One of the major benefits of being unattached is that you can go out whenever you want, without having to bail and watch your boyfriend play video games. Let’s be honest, in college, nights are way more fun when you’re not tied down. You can crush, flirt, MO, and shack without any consequences. Plus, every night is full of possibilities, because you never know who you’ll see. This V-Day you can mupload some pictures of you, your cleavage, and the sexiest boy at the bar if you’re hoping to make former gentleman callers jealous. Think about letting a sister hold your phone hostage, though, to avoid communicating with former flames. If you accidentally send a message, or two, or twenty, delete them at night, because if they don’t exist in the morning, it’s way easier to pretend they never happened. The campus bar’s the perfect place to celebrate, because where else is it socially acceptable to MO to the latest T. Swift jam? After all, Taylor Swift songs improve any holiday as a single girl, because no matter what, you’ll never be as pathetic as she is.
The Sorority House
What could be better than spending the day with people who love you and will never break your heart? You’ll be surrounded by people who always text you back immediately, know how to dress themselves without your assistance, and don’t expect dome. Your girls will make you thankful that you don’t have to spend the holiday with someone who thinks that an indecipherable midnight text is an acceptable form of communication. So, turn off The Notebook, put down the Ben and Jerry, and grab a cocktail instead. I suggest vodka or wine…but probably vodka. Nobody likes a wine-drunk, crying sorority girl.
Anywhere With Children
Go to a park, an aquarium, or a zoo. If you spot any couples enjoying the ambiance, there’s no reason to be jealous, because it’s not exactly the most romantic locale. You’ll see some cute creatures and kids, but it will also make you realize you’re not even remotely ready to settle down. It’s the perfect reminder that you’d rather be single than settle. The fact that you’re not pregnant this Valentine’s Day should cheer you right up (not that there were any close calls, you’re entirely pure, obviously). You won’t notice there’s not a man in your life, because you’ll be too busy counting your blessings as you plug your ears to drown out the screaming children. So, when every social media site in existence becomes an unbearable ode to cheap flowers, remain calm and remember: all you really need is some vodka, your sisters, and an MO.