Ah, romance. Just what everyone needs...right? The Valentine's Day marketing machine and the quest for social acceptance can make " Singles Awareness Day " dreary or even cruel if you're alone, whether by choice or by circumstance. It's hard to see what else life has to offer when you're bombarded with romantic comedies on TV, flowers, romance novels and cutesy heart-shaped trinkets in the stores, and never-ending drippy advertisements and event announcements. Fear not. You can be happy as a single on Valentine's day. Resist the pressure to couple up if it doesn't happen to be the time for you, and celebrate the moment. .