Single On V-Day? Embrace Your Inner Cat Lady

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5 fabulous activities for Valentine's Day singles.

Single on Valentine's Day? Awesome. Who cares about the multitudes of gooey couples going out to crowded restaurants with overpriced prix fixe menus. Bad chocolate, balloons and (ick) teddy bears? No thank you, we know how to really have fun. 5 Worst Valentine's Day Gifts

Taking a cue from Drew Barrymore's Golden Globe-winning performance as ultimate cat lady Edith "Little Edie" Beale in Grey Gardens we feel this year it's time to embrace the hipness of singledom, spinsterhood, or so-called Crazy Cat Lady-ness! Here are some ideas on how to make the most notorious day of the year for romance a total blast for you and your single friends. 5 Benefits To Being Single On Valentine's Day

First, to get in the mood, check out these alpha cat ladies unabashedly sharing their love of felines. Martha Stewart recently dedicated an entire show to cats (including having 50 cats in the audience!) and spoke with penultimate cat lady Grace Coddington of Vogue, about her love of "Dominant Calico Persians":

If Martha feels comfortable waving her cat flag on national TV, then we can certainly do so in the privacy of our own homes.

Some ideas: 

1. Invite some single friends over and have a tongue-in-cheek spinster party. Dress up however you imagine a spinster to, make a fun cocktail for the evening, play music and generally revel in how fabulous you all are and how you can do whatever you want because you're single! Party favors could include the Crazy Cat Lady doll and cat food-scented soap

2. An evening of total seclusion to do whatever the heck you want. Buy every food you secretly crave but are too proud to eat in public e.g. crackers with cheese in a can, pickles and peanut butter, ice cream with potato chips, etc. Play all of your guilty pleasure music, read trashy magazines, do face masks, experiment with hair styles, dance in your underwear. In other words, let it all hang out. Alone But NOT Lonely

3. Go on an adventure. Round up some of your favorite people and do something anti-V-day. Sneak in to a public pool and go skinny dipping, play mini golf, go bowling, go out on the town with fake names (cat names? Muffy?) and tell tall tales to the people you meet. 

4. Do something for the community. If you are the sort to rue your single status on Valentine's Day, do something to focus your energy outside of yourself. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, organize a food and clothing drive at your office or, perhaps, adopt a kitten (wink, wink). 

5. Do something productive for yourself. Settle in by yourself or with a buddy or two and draw up a list of things you want to accomplish in the coming year. What do you hope to achieve in your career? In your relationships? Write it down and discuss or strategize the steps you are actually going to take to achieve them. It's fun, and a big stress-reliever, to name the things that are on your mind and systematically outline how you're going to kick these challenges in the butt.

No matter what you do or don't do this Valentine's Day, use it as an opportunity to embrace yourself with all your many quirks.

So what do you plan to do this V-day? Personally we've got our eye on #2—bring on the guilty pleasures!