It may be the season of hearts, but gone are the days when couples were the only ones allowed to celebrate. You, too, can enjoy this V-Day by showering yourself with the self-love you deserve:

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Indulge in sweet desserts.

Take a break from your strict diet and eat something that will make you happy. Go ahead and enjoy a bar of chocolate (preferably dark). Chocolates will not only help improve your cognitive performance but also lower your blood pressure. These sweet treats also contain flavonoids that act as antioxidants that protect your body from aging. But always remember to eat in moderation!

TRY: Cadbury's #SayItWithCadbury Limited Edition packs, available in department stores and groceries

Buy things for yourself.

Another pro of being single: You don't need to buy anyone a gift! Head to the nearest mall and shop for new wardrobe additions. Upgrade your look and feel good about it in the processes! Just make sure that you don't forget what's under that shirt, too.

TRY: Uniqlo Comfort Beauty range of wireless bras, available at Uniqlo stores nationwide

Enjoy a yummy snack.

Sometimes, the best-tasting things are found in food carts. Why not go on a quick afternoon adventure and enjoy a food cart crawl? Plus points for an Instagrammable dish and booth.

TRY: Enjoy unique croquetas filled with rice and Pinoy flavors for as low as P45 at OY! Croqueta, located at the ground level of SM Mall Of Asia

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Netflix and chill

Do you even remember the last time you binge-watched a series? Your early morning grind may be keeping you from staying up late at night, but that doesn't mean that you can't sneak in a few throwback episodes of your favorite series. 

TRY: Relive the excitement of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix


Celebrate the day with friends

While you’re at it, why don’t you invite some of your fabulously single friends over? Surround yourself with people that make you happy. Netlfix and chill (the real kind) only gets better when you've got pizza enough for everyone. 

TRY: Greenwich Bacon Overload. Get it at any Greenwich branch or call 5-55-55 for delivery.

Show your amigas how much they mean to you.

You and your crew have been friends since forever, and this VDay is the best time to show that you love and appreciate them. Give them life. Give them kilay.

TRY: Max Factor Natural Brow Styler, P695, available at all Max Factor beauty counters nationwide

Plan a ladies’ night out

Valentine's Day is also Single Awareness Day, so why not enjoy your downtime after work with your BFFs over a few glasses of wine?

TRY: Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge at the Marco Polo Ortigas offers an array of Italian appetizers paired with free-flowing beer or wine for P899 a person. For more details, visit their website

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