1. It’s a great excuse to get sloshed with your closest girlfriends. Not that we need an excuse.

2. You don’t have to smile through gritted teeth when you get ridiculously lame lingerie as a gift.

3. There’s no better night to pick up guaranteed-single men at the bar.

4. You can see if you really can make it through the whole winter without shaving your legs.

5. You don’t have to listen to anyone’s “Valentine’s Day is just a made-up commercial holiday, blah blah blah” speech.

6. It’s the perfect day to blow your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy by buying yourself a box of chocolates — Godiva, not supermarket-brand.

7. There’s no better time to practice some self-love with a deep-tissue masssage at a fantastic spa.

8. You’re not spending it with that idiot you spent last Valentine’s Day with.

9. It’s perfectly acceptable to spend the day working late, eat Chinese take-out for dinner in your extra-large fleece pajamas, and not put out before you go to bed.

10. You can spend it with the hottest, funniest, and smartest person you know — you.

For another perspective on February 14th, check out Ten Things We Hate About Valentine’s Day.