1. First, appreciate what you've gained: The average American spends $133 on Valentine's Day. If you decide to celebrate your newfound wealth, here are some things you can splurge on with PLENTY of change to spare: new wingtip boots, a custom tailored shirt, a 3D-printing pen, or a homemade gin kit.
2. Many networks are running TV marathons, so pick your favorite and hold on for dear life. AMC, FXX, and USA Network are all solid options, but we'll be watching the Sundance Channel (we're suckers for You've Got Mail).
3. Take advantage of a special deal on flowers (many online retailers offer them), and send your mom a bouquet. Then sit back and count the brownie points.
4. Feel like spreading the love? Most homeless shelters and soup kitchens need extra help on holidays, so spend the day volunteering to earn your night of leisure. This directory makes it easy to find a shelter near you.
5. If you want to get off the couch for an hour, there are opportunities to be seized. Many spots that are normally crowded (bowling alleys, climbing gyms, the local pool) will be empty all evening. Go forth and enjoy (the fresh air will do you good).
6. Should all else fail, kick back and buy yourself a nice bottle of scotch. 15% of women send themselves flowers today, so its really the least you can do.
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