Will this Valentine’s Day find you heating up a frozen meal for one and eating it on the couch next to your cat? Will you find yourself downloading useless apps in the increasingly futile search for love?

That’s good news, according to a recent study. The new study shows that feeling the deadening burden of loneliness this Valentine’s Day is actually good preparation for the rest of your life, in which you can also expect to feel entirely alone.

Practice makes perfect, so if you’re alone this Valentine’s Day, you’re going to nail the rest of life.