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10 Famous Paintings That Will Make You Feel Happy You DON'T Have A Valentine

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In honor of this most divisive of holidays, we're revisiting a post from last year honoring those of us who will not be receiving Hallmark cards. And wouldn't want one anyway.

For some, Valentine's Day is a holiday of chocolates, red roses and endless cuddling. For others... not so much. On this day, we wanted to celebrate our readers who are looking to avoid stock card images at all costs.

In honor of those who loathe the ubiquitous reminders of love today, we've compiled 10 works of art to make you happy you don't have a date tonight. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, prepping for Singles Awareness Day, surviving a Galentine's Day hangover or spending just another Friday alone, we have a cure for what ails ye. Behold, 10 painted reasons why you're better off spending the evening alone.

  • 1
    Your date could be a total drama queen.
    Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
    Roy Lichtenstein, "Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But..." (1964). Oil and Magna on canvas. 121.9 x 121.9 cm (48 x 48 in). © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Collection Simonyi.
  • 2
    Things could get a bit too '50 Shades'...
    Henry Fuseli, "Brunhilde Observing Gunther, Whom She Has Tied to the Ceiling" (1807). Pencil, pen and ink and wash
  • 3
    Your date could have a very short temper.
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    Artemisia Gentileschi, "Judith Beheading Holofernes" (1612-13). Oil on canvas, 199 × 162 cm
  • 4
    Even absinthe may not be able to break the tension.
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    Edgar Degas, "In a cafe" or "L’Absinthe" (1873). Oil on canvas
  • 5
    Your date could be a vampire.
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    Edvard Munch, "Vampire" (1893). Oil on canvas 80.5 x 100.5 Goteborgs konstmuseum, Gothenborg © Munch Museum/Munch-EllingsendGroup/DACS 2012
  • 6
    Your date could be dead broke, and insist you pay for everything.
    Barbara Kruger, "Love for Sale." (From the book "Love for Sale," a survey of Kruger's essays.)
  • 7
    Things could get weird.
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    Hieronymus Bosch, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (1480-1505). Oil on panel Museo del Prado
  • 8
    Again, you really don't want to get beheaded, do you?
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    Franz Stuck, "Judith" (1927).
  • 9
    Your date could be a bit too honest.
    Courtesy White Cube Gallery
    Harland Miller, "Painting for Charles Addams" (2012). Oil on canvas 108 11/16 x 72 1/16 in. (276 x 183 cm) Photo: Ben Westoby
  • 10
    BONUS: Things could progress too quickly.
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    Egon Schiele, "The Family" (1918).