Get Dumped Like Bachelorette Melissa? Cheap Ways to Cheer Up

Posted on 03/04/2009

Millions watched Melissa get dumped by Bachelor Jason Mesnick on Monday. Weeks after Jason proposed in the most dramatic rose ceremony ever, Jason called it quits, saying simply “things changed.” Don’t worry Melissa, we’ve all been there– except for the part about it happening on national television in front of millions of people. We all experience heart break, but thankfully there are cheap ways to cheer up after getting dumped.

If you're happily ensconced in a relationship, be sure to check out tips for romancing your honey in Affordable Ways to Be More Romantic Than Bachelor Jason Mesnick.

Get a Free Facial
Hit your local mall and head straight for the department store cosmetics counter. Sign up for a free facial and make-over. We recommend hitting up the Shisheido counter for a free facial that includes an exfoliating massage and a relaxing mask.

Be Spiteful and Delightful
It’s ok to be angry and these stickers from The House of Bachelorette are perfect for spreading your spite. At just $3.99 you’ll especially love the one that says, “Being unstable and broken is all part of my mystique.” While you’re there check out the "Why do I have to get married?" magnet set on sale for $8.99. Display them proudly on your fridge, including the one that says “Opposites attract, then they drive each other insane.” So true.

Try Retail Therapy
Because we’re offering up cheap ways to cheer up we can’t possibly endorse paying full price for new shoes. But you’ve totally got our permission to shop for some super cute stilettos or boots at Nordstrom's clearance sale.

Hit the Town
Throw your own bachelorette party– without the pressure of the looming wedding. Gather up some friends and hit the town. Try playing a free party game like this this photo scavenger hunt. Everywhere you see the word “groom,” simply replace it with “jerk.”

Watch the Bachelor
Think you’ve got it bad? Watch a rerun of the Bachelor’s After the Final Rose special and remember– at least you weren’t dumped on national television. Sorry Melissa.

By Alison Storm

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