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What To Do On Valentine’s Day If You Don’t Have A Hot Date

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Colgate chapter.

No date? No problem—have the best Valentine’s Day without worry or unrealistic expectations. Sit back, relax and have a you day!

1.  See the new Fifty Shades Darker movie

This movie has been all the buzz ever since ZAYN and Taylor Swift collaborated to make the movie’s leading soundtrack “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” Although the movie actually comes out February 10th, why not go see it with some friends on Valentine’s Day? You can grab some food in New Hartford then head over to Marquee Cinemas for the 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 or 9:50pm showing.

2.  Dinner with a friend

In the case that you are not interested in the Fifty Shades series, one could opt for a fun dinner date with a friend. This is a great option for those of you who love people watching because you are bound to see some mushy or awkward Valentine’s dates while you’re out. You also have the option of staying local or making the trip to Syracuse or New Hartford to enjoy a good meal with some great ambiance.

3.  Secret santa Valentine’s Day style…

If you are particularly bummed about not receiving a gift from a special someone, get a group of friends and organize a secret Valentine’s Day gift exchange! This is a fun and easy way to celebrate with friends and laugh about the romantic chocolates and teddy bears that you exchange with one another.

4.  Catch up on work

If you are just so totally over it—hit the library. What screams “romance-free zone” more than the most academically focused area on campus? After all, it is a Tuesday and I am sure there is plenty of work to get done regardless of the holiday festivities that are going on.

5.  Galentine’s Day (courtesy of Leslie Knope)

This one is brought to you by the legendary Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, who declared February 13th as Galentine’s Day to celebrate “the girls.” Although Leslie’s version must include waffles, one could make their own Galentine’s Day by gathering a group of friends and enjoying a romantic movie marathon with lot’s of snacks (maybe even waffles).

For whatever reason leaves you without a date on Valentine’s day, just remember that it is one day out of the year, so why not go treat yo self.