6 Ways to Show You Are Anti-Valentine's Day

January 19, 2022

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Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that always causes controversy. Some love it, while others can’t stand all of the pink decorations and sappy love notes.

In general, the folks who are most fond of Valentine’s Day are couples, aka the people who the holiday caters to the most. For all those lovebirds out there, it’s a time for fancy, romantic dates, thoughtful gifts, and probably a good old-fashioned lovemaking session.

For all of the singles of the world, however, Valentine’s Day is really nothing special—hence its controversial status. Most single people just find Valentine’s festivities annoying. It’s one of those days when social media inevitably fills up with pictures of people’s significant others. 

Not to mention the other sickening captions like “You complete me,” “You’re the love of my life,” and so on and so forth. Add in all of the public displays of affection and you’ve got the makings of a single person’s least favorite day of the year.

If you’re spending this Valentine’s Day single, you might want to do something to let the world know that the holiday pisses you off. After all, it’s exclusive (couples only). it’s obnoxious, and the amount ofPDA that it justifies is just unethical. If that’s how you feel about Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help.

These are our picks for the six best ways to show you are anti-Valentine’s Day:

1. Dedicate the Day to Your Pet 

My dog is my valentine

If you need an excuse to shower love on the real love of your life – your pet – Valentine’s Day is it.Pets are definitely better companions than people, so why not treat yours like royalty on Valentine’s Day this year?

To make Valentine’s Day really special for your furry pal, you’ll need to shower them with affection. That might mean professional grooming, their favorite treats, a long walk in the sun, or just some rest and relaxation with their favorite human… you!

No matter how you choose to spend Valentine’s with your pet, you definitely won’t regret giving them some extra love and affection.

2. Spend the Day Riding Solo

Squidward alone t-shirt

If you really want to give a middle finger to Valentine’s Day, one of the best ways to spend the holiday is to enjoy some quality time with the most important person in your life: you. What’s more anti-Valentine’s Day thanloving yourself because you deserve it?

While couples around the nation are making out and whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears, you’ll be having away better time. You don’t need any of that sappy garbage. 

Instead, just cuddle up on the couch, maybe bring a pet along with you if you have one, and grab a six-pack of your favorite alcoholic beverage. From there, you’re set to have the best Valentine’s Day experience ever.

Everyone Needs Some Alone Time: Have Yours on Valentine’s Day 

If you’re happily single this Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect occasion to focus on yourself. Everyone needs self-care in their lives, and that means you do, too.

Let all of those married folks and doe-eyed dating couples go do their thing, and you do yours. Use this overrated holiday to focus your attention on hobbies, passions, and anything else that makes you happy. 

3. Have a Singles-Only Party 

There’s more to life than just romantic relationships, and (at the risk of sounding a bit cheesy), the friends you make along the way really make life worthwhile. If you’ve got an abundance of other single folks in your life, why not invite them all over for a party when Valentine’s Day comes around? No couples allowed, of course!

All of the people who are single and not ready to mingle might be looking for some company this Valentine’s Day, and your house is the perfect place for them to go. Post an invite online; you might be surprised by how many single people show up to your house for a good time and some anti-Valentine’s Day festivities. 

Here are some ideas for how to make your singles-only Valentine’s Day party an absolute riot:

Play a Rom-Com Drinking Game 

Wehighlyrecommend this idea to anyone who enjoys making memories and lots of booze. The premise is simple: pick the sappiest romantic comedy you can find and stock up on plenty of alcohol and snacks. Once you’ve got your single friends over for your anti-Valentine’s party, start the movie.

Every time someone in your rom-com of choice says the word “love,” everyone in the room drinks. Every time two people in the movie kiss, everyone in the room drinks.

And, finally, every time two characters in the movie stare into each other’s eyes for at least three seconds, everyone in the room drinks. It’s a recipe for getting absolutely trashed, that’s for sure.

Play the Pickup Line Game 

This is one of our favorite anti-Valentine’s activities, and it’s best enjoyed with a large group of single friends.

Here are the rules:

  • Give every person in the room a piece of paper. Have everyone write one noun, person, place, or thing, on that piece of paper. 
  • Separate the players into two teams and set aside a few people to play the roles of the judges. 
  • For every round, both teams have to come up with a pickup line based on something written on one of the slips of paper. The judges work together to determine which pickup line is the cheesiest, and the team with the cheesiest pickup line wins!

4. Go People-Watching at a Couples’ Hotspot 


Fancy restaurants, parks, dingy motels, you name it; there are plenty of fantastic places to people-watch on Valentine’s Day. Go out to anywhere that might be considered romantic. You’re bound to find dozens of couples engaging in cringy public displays of affection.

If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you’re twisted, and we have nothing but respect for you. Or, if you really want to watch something juicy, head to Ikea and watch couples have the most dramatic fight over ottomans and throw blankets.

People-watching is a pastime best done with friends, especially since you might be seen as creepy if you go alone. Make sure not to stare and make people uncomfortable. Then, surround yourself with as many friends as possible.

People-watching together makes the experience so much more enjoyable. It’s one of the best ways to good-naturedly poke fun at how sickening love really can be. 

5. Go Speed-Dating—But Play a Character 


Speed-dating is one Valentine’s Day activity that never seems to go out of style. Singles everywhere flock to bars, restaurants, and virtually anywhere else in hopes of finding love, but there are plenty of other reasons to speed-date.

If you’re that special brand of chaotic that just loves to freak people out, we highly recommend Valentine’s speed dating… but not as yourself. 

When speed-dating, your average single person puts their best foot forward and tries their hardest to make a good impression. That sounds pretty boring. Instead, why not just try to be as confusing and eccentric as possible? 

Before embarking on your speed-dating journey, you can decide just how off-putting you want your persona to be. We recommend being just the perfect amount of weird to throw people off—too weird, and you’ll run the risk of getting kicked out of a bar.

6. Go to Karaoke and Sing Breakup Songs 


Karaoke is a blast; there’s no denying that. It’s even more fun on Valentine’s Day, especially if you want to let the world know that you think the holiday sucks. Karaoke hotspots on Valentine’s Day are usually filled with folks singing songs about love and commitment.

That just makes us want to throw up. Instead, we recommend pulling out some breakup classics to really get the crowd in the anti-Valentine’s spirit. That song “F*** You” is a perfect pick.

Look Your Best While Protesting Valentine’s Day

Funny Valentines Day T-Shirts

If you’re going to rage against Valentine’s, you’ll need to do it in style – and we’re here to help. At Famous IRL, we’re all about helping everyone celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways, even if that means giving you some distinctly anti-Valentine’s apparel to rock. 

Our anti-Valentine’s collection includes:

  • The “Meh” Candy Heart Shirt:This piece of stylish apparel lets the world know exactly how you feel about love: pretty apathetic. Available in multiple sizes and colors, it’s the perfect shirt to wear while ironically speed-dating, partying, or engaging in other anti-Valentine’s Day activities.
  • The Anti-Valentine’s Candy Heart Shirt:This comfy tee features a plethora of hilarious anti-Valentine’s catchphrases, all printed on candy hearts. “Pizza > U” is one of our favorites. 
  • The “Pizza Is My Valentine” T-ShirtThere really isn’t anything more lovable than pizza. It’s certainly more lovable than people! After all, pizza never did you wrong. All pizza’s ever done was be faithful to you with all of its saucy, cheesy deliciousness.

For that reason, we think pizza should be your valentine this year and every year. If you agree, this is the shirt for you.

Heart-Breakers and Fashion Risk-Takers

At Famous IRL, we’re ready to help you look your best, no matter the time of year. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, or just your average Tuesday, we’ve got plenty of hilarious apparel to make your look complete.


Valentines Day T-Shirts and Clothing


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