Whether you're newly broken-hearted or a perennial bachelor, that doesn't mean you have to feel like an outcast on February 14. There are plenty of great ways to enjoy Valentine's Day all by your lonesome. Here are five ideas for how to show yourself some love.
1. Eat Your Feelings
Sure, everyone else in the neighborhood is either vying for low-lit tables or preparing heart-shaped food at home. But you can easily snag a stool for one at , , or If possibly interacting with lovebirds doesn’t appeal, get it "to go." Pickup is really the best way to enjoy pizza anyway—and now you don’t have to share!
2. Laugh It Off
The worst feeling in the world is getting rejected. So you might as well laugh at it! At least, that’s the stance humorous minds are taking at The Rejection Show: Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven, where the wits of Dave Hill, Elna Baker, Eliot Glazer and other comedians will take aim at our most vulnerable moments. , 622 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues, 8 p.m., $10-12
3. Sing Your Life
Do Hallmark holidays make you feel like The Boy With The Thorn in His Side because you Never Had No One Ever? Well, you’re in luck. This Valentine’s Day, own your moody disdain along with the Sons & Heirs, a Smiths and Morrissey cover band playing an event aptly titled: Unloveable. Arrive early for a chance to sing your favorite songs about heartbreak during pre-show karaoke. , 149 7th Street at Third Avenue, 10:00 p.m, $10-12
4. Escape At The Movies
will be showing a variety of guilty pleasures to suit your needs that day. You can swim in your own masochistic tendencies by going to see The Vow or be uplifted by the cinematic genius of The Artist. Bonus: It's a silent film, so you're less likely to be confronted with the fact that you haven't spoken to anyone all night.
5. Buy Yourself Something Gorgeous
The beauty of not having a Valentine is that you have extra cash to spend on yourself. Plus, you already know the right size, style and fit. I say, go for broke at .