Is your heart aflutter with love? Do you daydream of your significant other and send them romantic messages all day? Do you spoil them just because you can?
If none of these apply, this list is for you.
Not everyone has someone, and not everyone has a good reason to celebrate Valentine's Day, also known as the day of unrequited love and obnoxious couples crowding the good restaurants.
But if you turn that frown upside down and treat yourself to a little fun (perhaps at others' expense), you can enjoy this holiday for lovers all by yourself.
Here are 10 things to do if you hate Valentine's Day.
Go to Blaster/Laser tag
Sure, Blaster Tag and the laser tag arenas in the county are likely going to be filled with couples on dates. But, that means you can pelt them with nerf pellets and lasers and laugh gleefully as you do it. Take that, romance!
Go to Sundance
Nothing beats getting out in nature, and Sundance Mountain Resort is the perfect place to do it. Treat yourself to a quick ski trip. After all, aside from the ski lift, you likely won’t see any couples holding hands and being all mushy with each other.
Play the Used
Grunge and alt-rock is surprisingly soothing when you just want to have a little Valentine’s Day angst. Support your local grunge artists by cranking up some tunes by The Used, a pretty great alt-rock band formed in good ol’ Orem.
Watch a non-romantic movie
Sure, there are volumes of romantic comedies to fill Valentine’s Day. But there’s also a slew of anti-romance movies that will cull your angst toward the holiday. Pop in Sundance Film Festival favorite "(500) Days of Summer," "Kill Bill" or anything where the main character gets some well-deserved revenge. Don’t forget the popcorn.
All those Valentine’s Day sales aren’t just for couples. Treat yourself to a deal or two and grab a new shirt or sweater; you’ll look great and feel even better.
Hit the gym
While all those couples are out making goo-goo eyes at the dozens of fancy, expensive restaurants around town, the gyms will be absolutely dead. Hit up Vasa, Planet Fitness or your local recreation center to get some time on the elliptical without waiting for 20 minutes for the guy who’s clearly not even using it anyways.
Channel energy into cleaning
Sure, you can sit around and mope about your lonely heart, or you could channel that energy and mix that malaise into something positive. Grab yourself a bottle of Clorox and clean your house for once. That window full of cobwebs isn’t exactly encouraging people to stay for a while.
Go axe throwing
And if you don’t want to channel your energy into cleaning, maybe use it to hurl an axe into something. Check out the many ax-throwing businesses that have popped up across the valley and concentrate your emotions into splitting plywood with a flinging axe.
Write some thoughtful poetry for the poem vending machine at Pioneer Book
Whether your heart is broken, full of love or pining for something more, there are plenty of opportunities for some wordsmithing and poetry thanks to the poem vending machine at Pioneer Book. Make some creative magic with a poem or two, full of angst and vindictiveness. You wouldn’t be the first.