Why You Should Go to a Bar Alone on Valentine's Day
... and how to pick the right one
… hook up with someone, anyone, please, get yourself to a hotel bar, preferably one favored by business people. Order a whiskey, neat, find the closest single person, make eye contact, and don’t let up. There’s bound to be another traveler there, stuck on a business trip, bored and alone on Valentine’s Day… with a hotel room.
… find a date, stat, so that next year you aren’t in this position, propose a tequila-sampling date on HowAboutWe (yes, in February!). Or, become a regular at your local wine bar. Get to know the staff so you’ll feel comfortable coming in by yourself for a random glass of wine after work — eventually, they’ll start looking out for you, and will be able to introduce you to any cool clientele that they think you might gel with. (Because bartenders, of course, make the best wingmen.)
— Chiara Atik, How About We...