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Take heart in being single on Valentine’s Day

As the population of single people grows yearly, with many living happy, fulfilled lives, there is a gradual shift in the notion that Valentine’s Day is torture for the uncoupled.

But Feb. 14 remains a platitude minefield for many. As an expert on singles and living an uncoupled life, social psychologist Bella DePaulo watches her inbox fill up at this time every year with the usual clichés and stereotypes on how to cope with Valentine’s Day as an individual without a significant other.

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