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...


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I've done this before, and I'm glad I did it. Had my already "mending" heart torn back open and re-injured, after I had tried to put myself in complete Valentine's cupid mode: bright smile all day, pink shirt, pink striped tie -- all I was missing was arrows! I'd meant to go to this bar/restaurant that I knew was having a special Valentine's dinner; I was living in a city that wasn't home, so I was gonna go by myself. I went in spite of being a bit down, and I'm glad I did. It helped me to cherish and value myself and my own company :) You don't always have to rely on other people to make you happy, and the strength to say that on Valentine's Day made me feel even better in the future! Hurt hearts don't last forever!

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