It is an inarguable fact of life that almost everyone will, sooner or later, spend a Valentine’s Day sans significant other. We’ve been with our boyfriend for the past two V-Days, but before that, there were several years spent flying solo on February 14. We found this terrifically depressing when we were an unspeakably awkward fourteen year old, but as the years wore on, we got used to it and learned to focus on the true meaning of Valentine’s Day: candy. Seriously, we can’t get enough conversation hearts. If you, however, are a more enterprising sort of single person than we’ve ever been, you might look upon Valentine’s Day not as a reason to overindulge in sugar, but as an opportunity to forge a love connection. If so, we’ve found three events you might want to check out.
•Beehive is hosting a Love Ball from 9pm-2am. There will be special cocktails (including one featuring champagne, absinthe, and strawberries), match making, and a live tribute to Barry White. Awesome.
•Vox Populi is taking a two-pronged approach to Valentine’s Day. Upstairs, the restaurant will feature a four-course dinner for $65. Downstairs, however, will host a “sinful singles” party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The fun starts at 6pm.
•If you’d rather get the party started a day early, head to UpStairs on the Square, which will host a singles’ party from 9pm-1am on Wednesday. To celebrate “Saint Singles Day”, drinks will be priced in the single digits, there will be plenty of dancing, and lots of tasty treats.