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Single on Valentine's Day

If you're single this Valentine's Day don't worry, you can still celebrate.

If you don't have a date this Valentine's Day or if the thought of cupid, hearts or chocolate makes you ill, don’t fret; B.L.A.C. Detroit has got you covered with Valentine's Day recommendations.

The origins of Valentine’s Day may have been from the medieval belief that “birds select their mates on February 14,” according to the Library of Congress. If you’re not looking for that kind of commitment, you can spend this day giving love to yourself.

Be Your Own Valentine:

Do something nice -- for you. You can treat yourself to a mini makeover, order takeout, indulge with a dessert, buy that new gadget you’ve been checking out or watch a movie on Netflix. Whatever you decide, take this time to relax and enjoy you.

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 or community events. You can improve the mood of a stranger on this day of love, which may in turn, improve your mood as well.

Think of the Advantages of Being Single:

You're free to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can use this time to celebrate, enjoy being single and reconnect with yourself. 

Get Out of the House:

A change of scenery and atmosphere may be what you need if you're feeling low. Here are a few events happening in Detroit this February 14:

The Lion King at the Detroit Opera House

  • Address: 1526 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-237-7464
  • Through Sunday, March 10
  • Cost: Tickets start at $25

Fela! at Music Hall Center

  • Address: 350 Madison St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-887-8501
  • Through Sunday, Feb. 17
  • Cost: $37-$97

My Brother Marvin at the Fisher Theatre

  • Address: 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Through Sunday, Feb. 17
  • Cost: $49.85

Detroit Loves Cinema at Detroit Film Theatre

  • Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 248-559-2095
  • Cost: $25

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