Taking the Sting out of Valentine’s Day when you’re Single
Posted on February 11, 2010

Being single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day; especially when it lands on a long weekend. If you’re single and looking for a way to make it through this Valentine’s Day weekend, check out our recommendations for other ways to celebrate (or not celebrate) Cupid’s day.

First of all, let’s remember that Valentine’s Day is not a real holiday. It’s a commercial holiday made up for retailers to convince you that having a significant other defines who you are. It was made for people to run out and buy chocolates, flowers, teddy bears and jewelry (was this holiday invented by a woman?) It’s also used as an excuse for restaurants to jack up the prices on an otherwise normally priced meal.

So instead of being sad or stressed out over it, call up your single friends and make a party out of it.  You know you’re not the only single person out there – plan a singles party either at your place or a local pub.  This will bring people together that otherwise would not have met, and you know what that could lead to.

Make a weekend out of it. You know you’ve been talking about how badly you want to get away. Plan a skiing trip; hop on the train and spend the weekend in New York City.

Also, if you put “Anti Valentine’s Day events” in a search engine with your local zip code, you will be surprised at how many events pop up.

Long story short, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a bummer. It’s all what we make of it.

Need help finding a singles party? Or just trying to find something to keep from stuffing your face with chocolate? Contact your concierge for fun ideas to make your Valentine’s Day more bearable.