Sugga wants to know: Valentine’s Day special part 1

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OPINION- Valentine’s Day is assumed to be a day to celebrate and show your appreciation for that special someone in your life. But, what is one to do when there is no significant other?

5. I Hate Valentine’s Day Party: Are you one of those people who absolutely hate Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’ve had a bad experience. Maybe someone broke up with you on, what is deemed to be, a special day. If you have yet to get over it, have a bashing party! Get a few other bitter “Valentine’s Day haters” together and enjoy your time hating Feb. 14. Include fun snacks like cupcakes decorated with a heart and a warning sign through it. Play games like pin the tail on the ex-boyfriend equipped with a donkey’s body and your ex’s face glued to the head.

4. Chick Flicks: All girls love a good chick flick. Grab a few of your single girlfriends, popcorn and a couple boxes of tissues. Drool in front of a screen graced by Matthew McConaughey’s sexiness or cry to a sad ending like “Titanic.”A few awesome chick flicks: “No Strings Attached,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “For Colored Girls,” “How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days,” “The Wedding Planner” and “The Other Sister.”

3. Un-romanticize It: Grab a friend of the opposite sex and go out and do something completely unromantic, yet adventurous. You don’t have to be a couple to have a good time. Go to an arcade like Dave & Buster’s or Fat Cats in Westminster, and enjoy an evening of bowling or playing carnival games. Who knows, some sparks may fly during the evening. If not, all that matters is that you have a good time.

2. A Day of Healing: If you’re getting over a bad break-up, you can utilize Valentine’s Day as the first day of healing and working towards getting over him/her. Place all of their belongings in a box, even anything they’ve bought you during your time together. All that stuff makes letting go that much harder, so it’s time to get rid of it! If you need to, go buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, cuddle in a warm blanket and enjoy a peaceful night to yourself.

1. Just Forget about It: Easier said than done, right? Well, not necessarily. Valentine’s Day is just another day that doesn’t need to be celebrated. Just look at it as any other day. Another day of spending a few hours in the library studying for that test, or spending the evening at home fixing yourself a healthy meal.

Stay tuned next Thursday for what to do on Valentine’s Day when you have that special someone!

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  1. What an outstanding article! There are those of us who have lost out significant other after spending our entire adult life with that person and now their gone. After such a major loss the thought crosses my mind “If he hadn’t been so attentive to me and showered me with so much for every holiday I wouldn’t miss it so much!” It’s painful not having him here to spoil me although I never thought about being spoiled. I ask myself “do I want someone to spend Valentines Day with or do I want to be alone drowning myself in thoughts and memories of him?” Go figure…

  2. Nice article and nice column title. You sound like a nosy person which is great for a columnist. Valentines day seems to be one of those holidays that everyone has the right to simply not care about. It is seemingly useless. So we all set ourselves up to be lonely on Valentines Day at some point if we ever give it any meaning in the first place. Cold, but true. Not sure that cupid or St. Valentine deserve a day of their own. No more than you or I do.

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