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Flying Solo on Valentine's Day

It's time for Valentine's Day again. Sonnets? Blegh. Starry eyed stares? Who needs it? The arms of a lover? Blankets are better, thank you very much.

HY Ridersby Ibai AcevedoIn praise of flying solo on Valentine's Day.

Paraglider in the sky with sunlight and reflectionsfhmWalk past the heart-shaped chocolates.

Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 11Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesPlug your nose when you pass the roses.

Person Riding In Hot Air BalloonHervé Bois / EyeEmOwn your wallowing.

AstronautImages Etc LtdOwn your loneliness.

Superhero jumping on city rooftopRobert DalyBut most importantly, own your independence.

Shrine CircusRichard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesThat sweet, sweet independence.

The Pinwhell' (developed for the US NavyAllan Grant/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesGet on that high horse, high above the cloudy lovers.

TurmspringerImagno/Getty ImagesAnd stay up there, above it all.

89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMichael Loccisano/Getty ImagesAbove grown ups babbling to each other, above grotesque heart-spangled teddy bears and lace-covered cards.

Girl jumping with umbrellaFlashpopBecause you are flying solo. And that rules.