Ah, Valentine’s Day. Leave it to card shops and chocolate companies to exploit the heck out of human emotion. Couples are put on the spot and forced to measure their love by how much money they spend on each other, and single people are left to devour their solitude away thanks to pink and red M&Ms and Hershey’s Kisses.

From the point of view of a businessman, this is an awesome scheme. But through the eyes of a broke college student, it’s a different story. For this reason alone, one has to get creative when planning an inexpensive Valentine’s Day date, and surprisingly, it isn’t hard to do. Here are several ideas:

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