What Shows To Stream On Netflix If You're Single This Valentine's Day

02/12/2014 06:12 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2014

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Friday. While for couples that probably means a romantic night out on the town, the single folks out there may need a little more help avoiding excessive Facebook stalking and 3 a.m. "why am I single?!" meltdowns.

Luckily, we (and Netflix) are here to make your Valentine's Day a lot more awesome. Here's a guide to what TV shows to watch if you happen to be flying solo on Feb. 14.

If you're single and loving it ...
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"Scandal"
Because nothing screams "independent woman" more than our favorite White House fixer Olivia Pope. When you're that cool, important and have such great clothes, you don't really have time for a relationship anyway. Get the hint, Fitz.

"Orange Is The New Black"
Prison may not be a walk in the park, but most of the "Orange Is The New Black" ladies are single and they manage to have a blast behind bars. Having great friends is just as good, if not better than having significant other ... never mind that a few of them fall in love with each other.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Because you're so great at being by yourself that you don't even need someone to hold your hand through those creepy rape and murder scenes!

If you're heartbroken ...
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"New Girl"
Not only has every "New Girl" character suffered from extreme heartbreak, but it seems like someone gets rejected or dumped every other episode. See? Everybody hurts, sometimes.

"Arrested Development"
Falling in love with your cousin is bad, and being married to a Never Nude is even worse. Love isn't all that it's cracked up to be! Plus, you know you need a good laugh.

"The Walking Dead"
Because it could always be worse.

If you're cynical about love ...
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"Mad Men"
In case you need more proof that love doesn't last, spend a few hours with Don Draper.

"30 Rock"
Liz Lemon has dated her fair share of losers (Dennis Duffy, anyone?), and is famous for choosing her couch and night cheese over a date. Can you blame her, cynics?

"House Of Cards"
Because Frank Underwood once said that he loved Claire "more than sharks love blood," which is an interesting way of putting it.

If you're still crushing on that guy from high school ...
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"Freaks And Geeks"
No one knows the pain of unrequited love more than Lindsay and Sam Weir. As an added bonus, you get to watch James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel play high schoolers and fall in love all over again.

"Gossip Girl"
Because you know you're still crushing on all those beautiful people, so why not spend a night staring at them instead of your crush's high school yearbook photo?

"One Tree Hill"
Because Haley and Nathan met in high school, and they got married. So there's definitely still hope.

If you're a true romantic ...
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"How I Met Your Mother"
Because Ted really, really believes in love. And although his faith in love has gotten a little annoying over the past nine seasons, it's still very heartwarming.

"Parks And Recreation"
Is there any question that Leslie and Ben are the cutest couple on TV these days? Well, at least in Pawnee ...

"The Office"
We know, we know. The last few seasons of "The Office" got a little ridiculous. But was there anything more romantic than Jim and Pam pining after each other in Seasons 1 through 3? Nope.

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UPDATE: A previous version of this story said that the "The O.C." is available to stream on Netflix. It is not currently available.

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