Not all of us have a Valentine's day date this year, and that's okay! Odds are, you'll have a better time than the rest of us today because there is so much pressure on this day to be romantic, or to propose, go to the next level in a relationship, etc. There's no pressure when you don't have a date though! In fact, here are some things that are so much better than a date on Valentine's day.

  • Brunch with your friends because you can start drinking before noon (possibly even on a weekday), and it's perfectly acceptable! Now, who wants a mimosa?!
  • Your pet when you come home from work who has been missing you all day and who loves you so much. Who needs a date tonight when your date is there to greet you at the door?
  • When a co-worker brings in free coffee and donuts, there are some of the best people in the world, I'm telling you.
  • When the barista already knows just how you like your coffee because you know it'll be good every time. Being a regular somewhere is so much better on this fact alone.
  • When your parents tell you that you're (secretly) their favorite child, we all know this is true for all of us. Competition is healthy, but really, was there any competition at all? Of course you're the favorite.

(via BuzzFeed)