Ah, Valentine’s Day. Either you hate it or you love it. For most people, the enjoyability (might be a made-up word, but I think it works here) factor is directly proportional to whether or not you find yourself in a relationship. Thankfully though, NYC is the perfect place to find something to do regardless of your dating situation. Check out some of these options:
1.) Hit up a restaurant special. Dinner and a movie might seem cliché, but clichés are clichés for a reason: people love them. And frankly, there’s nothing quite like being wined and dined on the designated most romantic day of the year. Plus, many restaurants offer a very specific, once a year type menu. So hit up a local eatery and have fun exploring a rather unique menu for the night.
2.) Attend a single’s mixer. Why not? It’s not like you have to do anything, and if you do meet someone, hey, win-win. Plus, Valentine’s Day is hands down the best time to meet someone else who is actually single. Think about it, very few women are going to let their man out of the house all dressed to impress on Valentine’s Day. It virtually cleans out the sleezeballs you’re your selection pool. This year try 49 Grove on 49 Grove Street in Manhattan. It starts at 6:30 pm on Valentine’s Day.
3.) Attend an Anti-Valentine’s Day party. Can’t stand the holiday? Think it’s a conspiracy designed by the greeting card and floral industries? You’re not alone. In fact, there are thousands of people just like you in the city looking for a way to show their distaste for Valentine’s Day, so why not meet up with a bunch of them and have the night of your life! Many of these parties enjoy activities like a dart contest using pictures of peoples’ exes. Now that sounds like fun no matter who you talk to. The Rejection Show Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven in Littlefield (622 Degraw St., Gowanus, 718-855-3388 for info) features the funniest stories of rejection you’ve probably ever heard. Oh and it’s only $10-12.
4.) Do something completely unrelated! Want to completely take your mind off V-Day? Take a class or attend a concert. Sometimes this holiday can be a bit much, and if you even want to avoid the Valentine’s bashers (aka the Anti-Valentine’s Day party attendees), go out of your way to do something fun on your own. Just don’t stay home watching some old, depressing badly made movie on Lifetime. That’s just a recipe for disaster.