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Not Valentine’s Day fan? These initiatives keep the day bearable

Ah valentine, the Day of the Lovers is approaching at a rapid pace. Great when you like hearts, the color pink, chocolate, and sweet romance. Less fun when you’re single or don’t like all the things listed. Do you belong to the last group?

We made a list to keep the day bearable. Here you go. Thank you.

1. Let a bear eat your ex

Do you have an ex who gets the blood from under your fingernails? Then it probably occurred to you to give them a one-way ticket to the moon. Unfortunately, we can’t help it. What can? Feeding your ex to a bear.

Wildlife Images, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Merlin, Oregon, came up with a fun way to heal your broken heart. What do they offer? You can name a dead salmon after your ex and have it nibbled on by one of their two bears: Kodi or Yak. For 20 dollars, you can call a salmon after your ex; you will receive a certificate and a link in which you can see the fish being eaten. Can it be a bit decadent? For 100 dollars, you will also get a picture of the salmon and a description of the bear with the fish.

2. Celebrate Galentine’s day

What is Galentine’s Day? Good question. If you’re not watching the American sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, the holiday has probably passed you by in the past. It’s a shame. Galentine’s Day is a holiday that Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, invented in 2010. The festivities take place on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day.

As the character herself describes it: “It’s the best day of the year. Every year on February 13th, my female friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we have brunch. It’s about women celebrating women.” In short, it looks like Valentine’s Day, but it’s not the love between a couple that is honored, but the love between girlfriends.

3. Name a cockroach after your ex

A bear not, your thing? Then a meerkat might make your heart beat faster. The El Paso Zoo in the U.S. state of Texas figured out an excellent way to help you get over your breakup. With their “Quit Bugging Me” event, they give people the chance to name a cockroach after their ex. What about that little animal? It’s on the menu on the Day of the Lovers at meerkats and birds. Anyone can name a cockroach after his or her ex and deposit a small amount that goes entirely to the animals in the zoo.

4. Singles Night on Valentine’s Day

Need a beautiful evening and a new outfit? Then you can find a bar that organizes a real Singles Night on Friday. What can you expect? DJ provides a party and the right atmosphere. Matchmakers also help you with the perfect outfit. Need relationship tips? Then you can turn to a sexologist.

5. Get a free burger in exchange for a photo of your ex

That love goes through the stomach has long been known. At Burger King, they also provide a good portion of comfort food on the Day of the Lovers. Together with the pleasantly disturbed Harley Quinn, they will help you. In the film BIRDS OF PREY, the fearless Harley Quinn pulls out all the stops after her break with The Joker.

In collaboration with Warner Bros, Burger King invites visitors on 14 February to take a physical photo of their ex to a restaurant and exchange it at the counter for a free Whopper when purchasing a menu.

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