Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Cupid is here to help you get through the high-pressure day of love with ease.   With unique ideas for singles and couples, this year’s holiday can be all about creating an original love story.

For the single guy or gal, this isn’t a day to sit around and mope about your independence.   Go out and hit the town with other single friends or family members.   Splurge on yourself and get a haircut or a new outfit for the night, and then go out and celebrate!  For more ideas, check out Cosmopolitan’s article on how to have a great Valentine’s Day even while flying solo.

For those with someone to cuddle up with this Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to settle for the same ole’ roses and candlelight game.   Instead of getting your loved one something store-bought, try a homemade gift this year.   It saves money, and in the end, a framed photo, poem or painting will mean much more than chocolates.  And when it comes to activities, go for something interactive!  See a comedy show, visit a museum or hit up a jazz club.  It’s all about creating lasting and unique memories.

For more single fun times, check out the Manhattan area for singles V-Day parties near you!  And if you’re attached, hit up Yahoo! for some more unique ideas.

Do you have any creative date ideas for Valentine’s Day? Comment below, and share with our readers. And if you want other themed date ideas, let Cupid know! Drop us a line here. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!