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Single on Valentine's Day in Detroit

If you're single in the Motor City on Valentine's Day 2015, don't worry. You can still fill your weekend with love, and here's BLAC Detroit's guide to how.

Who said you need a date on Valentine's Day? (Besides everyone who has ever lived) Instead of envying your friends and every couple you see on Instagram, get out and do something you can post your own pictures about. Can't think of any plans? No worries, your heart is in good hands with BLAC's Single On Valentine's Day Guide.

Be Your Own Valentine:

Don't depend on another person to make you happy on a special holiday. Love yourself first. It's just like any other weekend, but treat yourself. Finish that pesky to-do list, get your hair done, clean up those nails and make an appointment for a facial and a massage. Don't be afraid to splurge a little, because no one knows how to make yourself relax like you do—and perhaps masseuse.

Love Those Around You:

Valentine's Day's purpose is to celebrate love. Give a valentine to a crush or family member, or perhaps plan a single's party where you can enjoy friends and meet new people. You can also call your single friends and family because they just may be dreading this holiday as well.

Volunteer:

Volunteering at a hospital, shelter or nursing home spreads love to those who are sick or less fortunate. Web sites like Idealist.org or VolunteerMatch.org allow visitors to search for volunteer opportunities in their communities. 

Think of the Advantages of Being Single:

While others are tied down, you're single and ready to mingle! Enjoy not having the extra drama of pleasing another person and staying within boundaries. Go out and do crazy things couples are too in love to do!

Get Out of the House:

Instead of just another Netflix night, go out and do something fun. Check these events that are happening in Detroit on Valentine's Day weekend:

Maysa and Pieces of a Dream at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit

Jazz singer Maysa and R&B group Pieces of a Dream perform live with special guest Kiara LeChe and host Deon Yates.

  • Cost: $59-$90.90
  • When: 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Hamtramck Paczki Run

Once you run this 5K through Hamtramck, you'll feel better about all the paczki you are going to eat on Fat Tuesday.

  • Cost: $40
  • When: 10 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2015

The Valentine's Day Laugh-A-Thon at the Masonic Temple in Detroit

Comedian Lavell Crawford with special guests Corey Holcomb, Damon Williams and more.

  • Cost: $58.25-$138.15
  • When: 7 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2015

Celebrating African Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The 23rd annual Alain Locke Awards: Reconciling Nature and Industry in Welded Sculpture features a discussion in welding technique by award recipient Richard Hunt.

  • Cost: Free with museum admission
  • When: 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2015

Between The Sheets Tour at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

Singer Chris Brown performs live with special guests Trey Songz and Tyga on his Between The Sheets tour.  

  • Cost: $71.05-$138.40
  • When: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15,2015

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