What to do if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day

On February 13, 2015

Don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, the Ram Page staff has compiled a few ideas on what you can do instead of staying inside with a box of chocolates you bought for yourself because you’re lonely and depressed.

Men- Get the boys together:

Grab some of your single guy friends and ask them to bring some of their favorite video games over to your crib. After a few games go and hit up Pizza Hut and their $7.99 large two-topping pizza. Distract yourself from thinking about girls and just enjoy a good night kicking back with the guys.

Ladies- get the girls together:

Invite some of your closest girlfriends over, go to the grocery store and stock up on all things chocolate. Chocolate strawberries are a great Valentine’s treat and just because you don’t have a date doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to enjoy them! Cuddle up in your pajamas with your girls and unwind by pigging out on popcorn and junk food while watching chick flicks like “If I Stay” or “A Fault in Our Stars.” Nicholas Sparks movies are never a disappointment and will always keep you crying. Another good movie is the 2009 classic, “He’s Just Not That Into You” with Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore and various other well-known actors. Whether it is a romantic comedy that makes you laugh and fantasize about your perfect man, a tragic and beautiful story that makes you cry, or even a flick that makes you hate men altogether- they can only get better on Valentine’s day with your girls.

Hit up the gym:

Stuck in a rut and can’t seem to find anyone? If you are set on meeting someone, why not make yourself available and get your workout on? You never know who you could meet while on the elliptical. Even if you don’t meet someone there, you are getting into shape and bettering your health. A healthy body and mind are very attractive and if you haven’t met someone yet, you will sooner than later with a healthy physique and attitude.

Go to a comedy show:

Who doesn’t love to laugh? Shenanigans on Sherwood Way is having a comedy show starting at 9 p.m. and there will be drink specials! It’s a win-win situation!

Catch a movie:

Are you a hopeless romantic? Even if you didn’t read the book- “Fifty Shades of Grey” premiers on Valentine’s Day this year. Distract yourself from your own love-life problems and go watch Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the erotic drama.

Try speed dating: 

Just want to meet someone new? The Office Bar downtown is inviting you to try speed dating. There will be complimentary food and drink specials and as college kids, free food and getting to meet the potential love of your life sounds pretty enticing. So dress nice and cross your fingers that you will meet Mr. Right or Mrs. Right at the Office Bar!

Go dancing: Ever wanted to be Cinderella and lose your shoe and gain a Prince Charming? Well, try and keep your boots on and go listen to Cody Canada and Kevin Welch playing at Blaines Pub for Valentine’s Day!

Go to the rodeo or carnival:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with cowboys and cowgirls riding their horses and getting bucked off of their bulls! No need to stay inside this Saturday, grab some friends and head to the fair to shop and eat greasy, unhealthy carnival food and go on the crazy rides! Try a fried Oreo or Snickers and justify it with the Valentine’s Day blues.

Spend time with your pets:

Who loves you all the time, no matter what? Who greets you at the door no matter how long you’ve been gone? That’s right- your dog. Can’t cuddle with your crush? That’s okay- Fluffy will cuddle with you! Dogs can be our best friends and will always be there to comfort us and listen to our problems. Your cat may seem like they are planning something diabolical at times, but deep down they love you as much as you love them. Give both of you a break and settle down to share a little love with your feline pal. Animals are the best medicine!

Ladies- shop ‘till you drop:

Retail therapy has gotten a lot of girls out of their funk. Why not go get a cute outfit that makes you feel good about yourself? There’s nothing better than putting on a dress that makes you feel like you could own the room. Find what makes you feel beautiful and don’t be afraid to spoil yourself. After all, who knows? Maybe the next time you wear it you’ll find someone to spend next year’s Valentine’s with!

Support the Rams and Rambelles:

Don’t want to even think about Valentine’s Day? Go support ASU and catch the Rambelles play Texas Women’s University at 2 p.m. or the baseball game at 2 p.m. against Lubbock Christian. Cheering on ASU and wearing school colors will get your spirits up in no time! However you spend your Valentine’s Day, just remember that it’s not worth being unhappy about!

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