How To Survive Valentine's Day When You're Single, According To Raj

If you've found yourself without a date, fear not, because Raj, the King of Rocky Relationships, has the remedy to your Valentine's Day blues. Let him guide you through the ins-and-outs of spending the pink-and-red bedazzled holiday alone with these pearls of not-so-romantic wisdom. Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Does the thought of spending Valentine's Day alone have you feeling down?

1. Does the thought of spending Valentine's Day alone have you feeling down?

While it may seem like everyone around you is prepping for a romantic evening with their sweeties, some folks are left wondering why Cupid's arrow missed them this year. 

Again.

If you've found yourself without a date, fear not, because Raj (Kunal Nayyar) has the remedy to your Valentine's Day blues. 

Our favorite astrophysicist has learned a thing—or 20—about getting over failed flings from the past decade, so let him guide you through the ins and outs of spending the pink-and-red bedazzled holiday alone with these pearls of not-so-romantic wisdom.

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Hit the bars.

2. Hit the bars.

Hey, you're not the only single one on Valentine's Day, and those beers aren't going to drink themselves!

Why not stop by a local haunt? Who knows, maybe you'll make a connection with a fellow dateless soul and go from singlin' to minglin'!
Dedicate some time to self-improvement.

3. Dedicate some time to self-improvement.

In the episode of The Big Bang Theory entitled "The Emotion Detection Automation," Raj brought a group of his ex-girlfriends together to provide some insight into their failed relationships with him. 

While the ladies didn't exactly tell Raj what he wanted to hear, they did enlighten him with some insightful intel—like not all women are jazzed to date a "mama's boy."
Cat got your tongue? Ask a friend to help you find your voice.

4. Cat got your tongue? Ask a friend to help you find your voice.

Diving into the land of online dating? Flirting with someone via text message? Before you press send, take a cue from Raj and run the copy by a trusted friend.

But, be prepared.

If your pal is like Amy (Mayim Bialik), she might tell you that the "romantic poem" you wrote is actually borderline "creepy."
Get lost in another universe.

5. Get lost in another universe.

Sometimes the best way to escape your own reality is to dive into someone else's.

Instead of moping around the house on Feb. 14, head over to your local bookstore or comic book shop and explore a whole world of escapist opportunities.
Grab a buddy and give your online dating profile a makeover.

6. Grab a buddy and give your online dating profile a makeover.

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to polish your dating profile, the time is now. 

Think about it: Millions of people across the country log online looking for love every day; and, what better day to swipe right on someone new than on Singles Awareness Day?
Throw yourself into home improvements.

7. Throw yourself into home improvements.

Remember the time you said you'd reorganize your closet? Or when you swore you'd rearrange the kitchen cabinets? 

As they say, "There's no time like the present," especially when your coupled friends aren't around to distract you.
Eat like no one's watching.

8. Eat like no one's watching.

Go ahead and order the 2-for-1 couple's special at your local pizza joint. Eat that pint of ice cream straight out of the carton. Treat yourself to an entire cheesecake.

This is your day, and you make the rules. 

After all, in case you didn't know, when you're single, all calories consumed on Valentine's Day don't count, so indulge!
Take a soak in your friend's hot tub.

9. Take a soak in your friend's hot tub.

In this case, it's easier to ask your friends for forgiveness than for permission. 
Put yourself out there.

10. Put yourself out there.

So, you want to ask your office crush to dinner or coffee, but don't know what he or she will say?

Put on a brave face, take a risk, and make it happen!

Who knows, with the help of a little Raj-like persistence, you might just get an actual date for Feb. 14.
Lean on a friend.

11. Lean on a friend.

BREAKING: It's okay to be sad around your pals.

Sure, crying may not be the most fun activity, but, now and then, it's cathartic and healthy. If you're struggling to wear a smile, call someone you trust and talk things through. 

After all, what are friends for if not to serve as human Kleenex? 
Offer to babysit.

12. Offer to babysit.

Donate your babysitting services for the night to your friends who are parents.

Think about it: You get to watch TV and raid the fridge while they get to indulge in some alone time together without the rug rats. It's a win-win! 
Make room for some popcorn and catch a flick.

13. Make room for some popcorn and catch a flick.

Whether you're an early riser with a love for matinees or you're a midnight-premiere junkie, heading to the big screen is a great way to pass the time. 

Plus, some places offer refills on large drinks and buckets of popcorn, so stock up on the soda and snacks! Valentine's Day is the perfect time to indulge in a little excess. 
Cuddle up with a furry friend.

14. Cuddle up with a furry friend.

Puppy kisses make everything better. 

Fact.
Write a song that has nothing to do with love.

15. Write a song that has nothing to do with love.

Let's face it. You've probably written your fair share of songs about heartbreak, so...

Take. A. Break. 

Instead of focusing on love—or, your lack thereof—turn your attention to other topics that make you happy, like making music or flags. 

Watch all-new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.