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    Flying solo on Valentine’s Day: What you should and shouldn’t do

    Love is in the air? Someone please hand me an oxygen mask and a cocktail. For some students, Valentine’s Day is an adorable evening to dine out at a restaurant on University Boulevard, followed by a romantic stroll across campus and a kiss in front of Old Main. And that’s lovely! Happy Valentine’s Day, all you folks who will enjoy the company of that special person for this holiday. However, for the other part of the population, this can bring a multitude of awkward situations. Here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do if you’re flying solo on this national day of romance.

    DO spend time with your single friends. There is nothing more tragic than crying yourself to sleep with “The Notebook” still in your MacBook CD drive — except if you do it alone. Every moronic thing that single people do on Valentine’s Day, such as watching sappy movies, is acceptable while in the company of other single people.

    DO go out. Being single doesn’t mean you’re exiled to your apartment. Go out tonight and have a good time. Cheers to the single life.

    DO eat something sugary. If you can’t be in a relationship, you can at least have chocolate, and that’s almost as fun. My personal Valentine’s calories of choice? Heart-shaped donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. Pink frosting and heart sprinkles make everything taste better.

    DON’T contact an ex or reminisce on relationships past. Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of your current (or lack of) relationship. So whatever your current standing in that department, embrace it! It’s better to be content and single than with someone who irritates you.

    DON’T get a red wine hangover. Nothing says you’re single and sad like waking up to an empty bottle of cheap Merlot, your tongue stained a deep purple hue. Red wine, a popular Valentine’s Day drink, contains an ample amount of congeners, which are toxins found in fermented alcohol. The more congeners, the worse the hangover. You’ve been warned.

    DON’T eat an entire box of Russell Stovers. At least pick up something a little more sophisticated. Godiva? Ghirardelli? Stay classy, everyone.

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