Everyone doesn't love Valentine's Day. If you find yourself dreading Feb. 14, here are a few ways to embrace the day — whatever your situation.
On a day for pairs, it's not healthy to hang with Ben & Jerry listening to "I Will Survive."
THE HOOKUP: "Enjoy your own company!" says Andrea Vecchio, author of Live Your Playlist "Have a 'me' day."
The Recently Dumped
When the wound is fresh, no amount of chocolate will mend your broken heart.
THE HOOKUP: "The gift of being dumped is that this Valentine's Day, you are in control," says Alex Sukhoy, author of Diary of the Dumped
The Longtime Couple
After all those years together, Cupid's arrows can get a little dull.
THE HOOKUP: "Sit down by yourself and think about all that you appreciate in your partner," says Alan Federman, a counselor at the Couples Center in Cleveland. "Then whatever you decide to do, it will come from the heart."
PERFECT MATCH: Little Italy's Mia Bella serves Italian fare with a side of tradition. "A locally owned, smaller venue creates an atmosphere that has some real flavor to it," Federman says.