4 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day Alone on the Web

This article discuss ways to compromise being alone on Valentines Day by, using the World Wide Web. The article consist of four ways to do so.

1. I Want To Enjoy Some “Me Time”

It’s been well documented — the Internet is great — for porn. While we don’t want to tell you what kind of porn (if any) to watch, we have a few suggestions specifically for Valentine’s Day.

Check out MakeLoveNotPorn.tv (currently in Beta and NSFW), a different type of adult-only site from the mind of Cindy Gallop. Ms. Gallop, who famously gave this TED talk about the impact of pornography on sex, created the first site that celebrates “real sex” in a way traditional porn (which they’ve deemed performance sex) doesn’t. They call it “of the people, by the people, and for the people who believe that the sex we have in our everyday life is the hottest sex there is.”

If that’s not your style, we suggest the Big List of Porn, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s straightforward and definitely NSFW, but you already knew that.

2. I Want To Meet New People!

The web is full of great ways to interact with strangers you never have to see again. Of course, there are old standards like Chatroulette and Omegle. If you’re more cautious, we suggest BlurryPeople.com, which gives you a few minutes to get to know someone before you can actually make out what he or she looks like, and vise versa. The best part about the site? You get to rate the personality and appearance of the person (or awkward blur) you just chatted with. Nothing captures the essence of surfing the web alone like blindly critiquing people you don’t really know.

3. I Want To Meet New People (IRL)

What’s an “I’m alone on Valentine’s Day” list without a nod to online dating? True, online dating isn’t perfect, but it works. The average length of a courtship leading to marriage involving people who met in the “real world” is 42 months. The average courtship for a marriage between online daters is only 18.5 months. For some of you, even that may be too long. Here are a few options for quickly finding a soul mate, or at least a warm body.

4. Remind Yourself It’s Better to Be Single

As a single person, nothing beats the schadenfreude of reading about relationships and dates gone wrong. Thankfully, there are a plethora of great resources to revel in the misery of others.

One of our favorites is Bad Online Dates, mostly because it attempts to turn a negative into a positive. Their goal is “to connect people from all walks of life through their bad dating experiences.” It’s a great message, and of course the stories are often hilarious

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