Honest Timeline: The Immense Joy of a Single Man on Valentine’s Day

For the adult male American, Feb. 14 can be one of the most stressful days of the year. It’s the day capitalists have designated to celebrate your relationship, and you must do this even if it sucks. And you’re expected to show this love in the form of chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and lavish dinners, making Valentine’s Day more than simply a time suck, but also a complete waste of money — unless you somehow manage to be single on Valentine’s Day. Then and only then can you truly celebrate the love of the most important person in your life: you. Perhaps this is you or somebody you know. If not, you should live vicariously through them by reading the honest timeline of the lucky single guy on V-day.

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Have you enjoyed a single Valentine’s Day? In the comments, tell us the best story from when you rolled solo on Feb. 14!

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