Valentine's Day has come and gone — and good riddance. You spent Thursday night blasting "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor while swigging from a bottle of Canadian Mist and looking at Facebook pictures of your ex and his new squeeze. Romantic love may feel more like a curse than a blessing, but cheer up. Being alone may not always feel great but it can still be something to celebrate, even savor.
Ice Skating! Nothing says "I don't need you" like awkwardly gliding over ice for a good cause. On Saturday, Woodland Hills Ice will be open all night long to collect funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Every mile you skate earns money for the organization, which fulfills dreams for terminally ill children. Also, if you show up in your PJs (the flannel ones you wore while by yourself on V-Day) between 9 a.m. and noon — and purchase a $5 pancake breakfast — you get free skate rentals. Then from 3:30 to 6 p.m. there will be a karaoke party. You plan to sing "You're Crazy" by Guns N' Roses. Woodland Hills Ice at Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 232-9123; http://www.woodlandhillsice.com.
Chocolate! It's not just for cloying lovers and tacky heart-shaped boxes. Take chocolate back by indulging in a decadent Chocolate Lover's Tea at Montage Beverly Hills. Some research has shown that chemicals found in chocolate can increase serotonin levels in the brain, which helps decrease anxiety and depression. Chocolate also contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which some scientists believe is released when you canoodle with the one you love. So by eating chocolate you're just cutting out that messy intermediary (otherwise known as a boyfriend or girlfriend). Chocolate Lover's Tea, $55 per person, through Sun. Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (888) 860-0788; http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com.