Contrary to what Hollywood continually insists, we aren't all in desperate need of a relationship to make the month of February complete. Romance may be something we desire or enjoy, but it doesn't mean that we can’t have fun without it — even on the most lovey dovey day of the year.
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I have always considered myself a "relationship person," as I’ve been in several longterm relationships over the course of my adult life. Last Valentines Day, I had just gone through a bad breakup with someone who had always thrown me excellent surprises for holidays, so I was extra upset when February 14th rolled around. I wound up drunkenly baking chocolate chip cookies with my best friend and some nice folks she introduced me to, and it was an absolutely perfect day. All of us single folks had an amazing time together, despite my fears that I would feel lonely and miserable if I wasn't in a relationship — in fact, it was one of my favorite V-Days ever.
So, how do you have your own anti-Valentines Day party? Trust me, it's easier than you think, but here are a few tips to get you started.
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