After all, I was supposed to be one of those women who felt okay on my own. I knew if I wanted to "feel the love" that day, I was going to have to make that happen by doing something really nice for myself.The younger generation, which my kids are a part of, have embraced this idea.

Try a new dating site you've never had a profile on before.

There might be new men you've never come across on there and you'll seem new to them too.

They call it "Galentine's Day," where you celebrate all the women you love, including yourself.

I didn't know I was part of a trend back when I was single. I'd picked up dinner for myself from my favorite Thai restaurant.

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