This tends to be the one "Holiday" that single people dread. So why would you want to go somewhere to see everybody be lovey dovey.

As a single person in Rockford, I absolutely hate this day coming up. Valentine's Day is a day that couples get together, and then they share their love all over the place. This is why I am staying at home.

If you are a single person like me, here are some places to avoid on February 14th.

(DISCLAIMER: THESE PLACES ARE AWESOME TO GO TO AND I RECOMMEND VISITING THESE ESTABLISHMENTS. THIS IS JUST A LIST FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO SEE COUPLES MADLY IN LOVE. IF YOU ARE GOING OUT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY, THESE PLACES WOULD BE GREAT FOR YOU.)

1. Giovanni's

This is a great place that couples will flock to on February 14th. Especially when they are offering an amazing Valentine's Day Buffet.

2. JMK Nippon

This staple of Rockford is somewhere I would love to try someday. It just won't be on the heart holiday. Too many couples gushing with love getting all dressed up.

3. Abreo

Paul and Karen opened up this restaurant back in 2005. This place from everyone who has told me is amazing! I went to their website and this is what they say is the philosophy of the place:

"We are proud and excited about what we do and have faith that our guests will have a great experience at Abreo."

The food looks delicious and the service is great. They say you don't have to make reservations and on V-day you should. If you have someone special, take them there, but if you are single and don't like to be around couples, then this is not the place for you (visit them 362 other days of the year)

4. Any Store That Sells Valentine's Day Stuff

This was a toss up, but if you don't like to see people rush to buy things, then any local big box store or pharmacy would be a place to avoid. Then I got to thinking, maybe you could people watch that night and see how frantic people are at the last minute and then see how much you are missing out on.

5. Crimson Ridge

This is an awesome place to get just about anything you need for any sort of occasion. But, this is one place you need to avoid on Valentine's Day if you are single and don't want to see what you could be receiving if you are with someone.