Valentine's Day is the hardest day of the year to be single. Every restaurant, every park, every motel room is filled with loving lovers preparing for bouts of furious lovemaking. Everywhere you look their are stuffed bears, heart-shaped candy boxes, and last-minute flowers being doled out as readily as EDM concert fliers.  And for you, this is just another day. As you do your laundry, prepare your taxes, or drink yourself into oblivion today, take a minute to appreciate the single life. Not only do you get to do what you want whenever you want, but you also get to avoid the innumerable pitfalls of a relationship. Love may be a many-splendored thing, but it can also do some serious damage to your mind, your body, and your wallet. Love can tear you apart, and not in a sexy, emotional way either. We are talking about being left broke, fat, and sad once the flame of love is extinguished. If you think we’re being a bit dramatic just to make ourselves feel better about bachelorhood, think again. 

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