Single on Valentine's Day? Here's how you can spread the love around

(CNN)Just because you're single doesn't mean Valentine's Day is a waste. You have love to give, and here are a few suggestions on how to spread it around:

Love for community
If you love children, why not volunteer with your local Girl or Boy Scout troop? If you love animals, volunteer at a nearby animal shelter.
For help finding organizations to partner with, go to volunteermatch.com.
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    Love for friends
    Don't forget that your friends are your *other* significant others. Spend some time with them -- especially if they are mending broken hearts this time of year.
    And if you're both single, go out for a night on the town.
    Love for nature
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend about 90% of our time indoors, where exposure to pollutants is "2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations."
    As a result, it's probably a good time to develop a love for hiking, canoeing, gardening, picnicking, tree planting or any other outdoors activity.
    Love for pets
    Your pets need a Valentine, too. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $886 million on gifts for our four-legged friends in 2019. Pet stores have a line of products -- from heart-shaped cat scratchers to XOXO knit sweaters to pink bow tie dog collars.
      If you really want to pamper your pooch, you could spring for a relaxing time at a pet spa. Also, don't let dietary restrictions prevent a pet from exercising its sweet tooth. While human sweets are bad for them, some bakeries for pets sell delicacies for dogs.
      If you're in a do-it-yourself mood, here are some ideas for homemade treats.