valentine's dayValentine's Day is encroaching and there's nothing we can do to stop it. Every year it pops up here in the middle of February, and every year we either clamour for dinner reservations with our lover boys or drink to our single heart's content alone on the couch. I mean, that's what everyone says you do, but really, why would I sit on the couch when lying in bed with my Merlot is so much more comfy and cozy. Please.

Anyway, if you happen to find yourself single this Valentine's Day, don't hide in bed. Don't sit on the couch. And for god's sake, don't tweet about how "lonely" you are. Instead, TREAT YO SELF. Make it the one day this year that you treat yo self to some cupcakes, to mimosas, or to some fine. leather. goods. Parks and Rec was definitely on to something. So! In that vein, here are 5 ideas to get you thinking about how you'll want to pamper yourself this Valentine's/Singles Awareness Day.

No dinner plans with someone special? Treat yo self to some grilled meats. Nothing makes me feel less alone than a 16-ounce rib-eye making itself at home in my stomach. Sit at the bar at your favorite steak restaurant and do.it.up.

grilled meats

Maybe you're more of a delicate eater? G'ahead then, treat yo self to a row or ten of these little Singles Awareness cupcakes. Mmm. Eat them like they're baby carrots. One after the other. Carefree. Down the hatch.

mini cupcakes

Not into eating, period? Treat yo self to something like this gorgeous Celine Luggage tote (a crap load of money). Everybody's been wearing them at New York Fashion week, and you deserve one too, you supermodel fashionista, you.

celine bag

Or maybe you'd like to treat yo self to a foot massage ... every day for the rest of your life. This Brookstone Aqua Jet home foot spa ($99.99) is just the thing you need to get your rest and relaxation on.

foot spa

But girl, you're going to need to up your flirt game so next year you don't have to read about how to treat yo self. So, you know, treat yo self in the meantime to some of the best mascara out there, Trish McEvoy's Lash Curling mascara ($30). It's amazing. For reals. It coats each lash separately, kind of like putting an individual tube around each one ... whatever. Bat your pretty lashes around town, then treat yo self to whomever notices. Wink!

mascara

 

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How do you plan to treat yo self this Valentine's Day?

 

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