By Desair Brown, USA TODAY
Not everyone recognizes the holiday of love, so we asked users on Facebook and Twitter for suggestions on what do if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day.
1) Work. According to users, there's no greater time to catch up on your workload than Valentine's Day. While most of your colleagues are dipping out early for dates, you can earn brownie-noser points with your boss by putting in a few extra hours.
2) Catch a movie. Skip the perfect date movie, "Safe Haven," and make Feb. 14 "A Good Day to Die Hard." That's Csilla Reter's plan. She's looking forward to the fifth installment in the "Die Hard" series. On a small screen, zone out by unloading the DVR or searching Netflix.
3) Treat yourself to chocolates. Salty or sweet, you can't miss with the cocoa bean. Plus, chocolate pairs well with No. 2. You can even combine the two for a "Chocolat"-themed evening inspired by the 2008 film. Lucas Ryan Caylor is planning to pig out and watch coverage of Speedweeks at Daytona. Twitter user @sadakomae is indulging with a chocolate bar. And Facebook user Kim Dangerfield Geez has this tip for fellow chocolate lovers - look for markdowns on Feb. 15.
4) Go to a sporting event. Forget the Harlem Shake; work on your wave. There are dozens of NBA, NHL and college basketball games to cheer. In the NBA, the Heat play the Thunder and the L.A. Lakers play the L.A. Clippers. In college basketball, there are five games involving top 25 teams. And in the NHL, there are six games on tap. Twitter user @KatieMillerMN is cheering on the Minnesota Wild, while Facebook user Michele Hotte Geraghty is excited about the Carolina Hurricanes game.
5) Cry. Crying serves an emotional purpose, according to WebMD. It's a release. So put your guard down and tap into a place deep inside yourself. Twitter user ?@chamberle69 suggests crying about the amount of money being spent on Valentine's Day.
6) Perform an act of kindness. Twitter user @songlee suggests serving the homeless. Facebook user Jill Hussey Eley says she's volunteering at the Red Cross.
7) Catch up on your rest. It's a good time to get some Zzz's. Facebook user Aaron Brown is thinking about sleeping in, while Ernesto Gallegos is hitting snooze all day, like last year.
8) Spend time with family. Jill Hussey Eley is playing music mom at her son's orchestra concert, while Almina Wilson is sitting with her sister, who has cancer. Wilson plans on showing her sister "the love that I and my family have for having one more Valentine's Day with her!" And Rosario Silva is going to shower her sons and grandsons with love.
9) Find an anti-Valentine's Day party. Odds are that you're not the only one in your circle who doesn't celebrate Valentine's Day. Find a group or set up a dinner with others that feel the same way you do. Herlinda Heras is gearing up for her annual dinner party for singles.
10) Cook or bake. The best part of eating can be the journey it takes to get there. Try a new recipe or invent your own. Billy Singleton is cooking up a big pot of pig tails and rice, with turnip greens and cornbread. He asks if anyone wants some. Yes, please! Amber Baley is spending the day baking cookies with her daughter. And Deborah Washington is having shrimp deviled eggs.
11) Go to the gym. And skip the wait for your favorite weight machine! Melanie Tatco is going all out. She's hanging with a friend at a Zumba conference.
12) Get footloose. Kick up your heels, like Teresa Dehning. She plans to dance the night away.
13) Take a road trip. The weekend is only a day away, so you have plenty of time to hit the road! Visit some friends or tour a new city or attraction.
14) Job hunt. Not in love with your job? Don't settle. Rev up your résumé and find something that works for you.