By Ivy Jacobson
If you haven’t been shot with Cupid’s arrow yet or your Valentine is yet to be found because he or she is still hiding under a rock, fear not.
You have a whole list of things to celebrate on Feb. 14, also known to many as Singles Awareness Day.
It’s great to be single on Valentine's Day because you don’t have to please anyone or care about anyone’s opinion of what you want to do. Go see that horrible or cheesy movie that you’d never go to on a date at Charlestowne 18 Theatre, 3740 E. Main St.
You also really can enjoy being with your friends. Get a group together and go to a fun concept restaurant in St. Charles, such as The Office, 201 E. Main St., Sweet Tomatoes, 2801 E. Main St., Brix Wine and Cheese Bar, 21 S. 1st St., Francesca's by The River, 200 S. 2nd St., or Town House Books & Cafe, 105 N. 2nd Ave.
If dining out isn’t your thing, check out your options at Nelson Dance Center, 1901 W Main St., Jazzercise St. Charles Cheer Alliance, 731 N. 17th St., or Traditional Martial Arts, 1527 W. Main St.
You also have the freedom to date around. Check in to the St. Charles Singles Club, or if you want to take the plunge into the world of online dating, sign up for a site—you can always shut it down and pretend like it never happened if you don’t like it!
Getting dressed up to go to a party is fun, but sometimes it’s even better when you can dress down for a party in your pajamas. Get takeout from Lin's Garden, 2400 E. Main St., put on a mud mask, read magazines and watch your favorite movies.
Another reason to celebrate is that nobody yells at you about your credit card bill (except yourself). Go get a facial at Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center, 113 N. 2nd Ave. Then, find a cute new outfit at Claudia's Closet, 217 W. Main St.
You also don’t have to decorate your home to fit anyone else’s taste. Go treat yourself to something new in home entertainment at Orat Inc., 761 N. 17th St.
And the best thing of all—you don’t have to split a bottle of wine with anyone. Pick up a non-shareable bottle at The Wine Exchange, 1 Illinois St.