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Falmouth Village, MA offers refuge to dateless singles on Valentine's Day

Bachelors meet bachelorettes at Liam Maguire's Irish Pub on Dateless Valentine's Day in Falmouth Village, MA
Bachelors meet bachelorettes at Liam Maguire's Irish Pub on Dateless Valentine's Day in Falmouth Village, MA
Photo provided by Deb Maguire,

They’re sleepless in Seattle and dateless in Falmouth Village, MA, especially on Valentine’s Day, and that makes this Upper Cape Cod village ground zero for the 96 million single Americans! No need for singles to be sad on the most romantic day of the year. Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub comes to the rescue for dateless bachelors and bachelorettes when it offers the ultimate Dating Game match-up. For the 9th year, Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub will bring on its annual “Dateless Dating Game Night” full of hilarity for all and budding romance for a few winning couples. Those interested in the ultimate in matching opportunities need only volunteer as bachelors and bachelorettes for the 9th Annual Liam Maguire’s Dating Game, celebrated on Valentine’s Day, February 14. To top it off, Palmer House Inn has teamed up to provide a special Dateless in Falmouth package, complete with all the roses and chocolates a single girl (or guy) might miss on Valentine’s Day along with a right hand ring to celebrate singlehood. And for the other 60-or-so million American couples, there’s also some romance in store for you in Falmouth Village on Valentine’s Day too.

Singles: No more sobbing on Valentine's Day! Falmouth Village is ground zero for singles looking for dateless fun on Valentine's Day!
Photo by Deb Maguire.

The fun gets underway at Liam Maguire’s on Valentine’s Day night at 9pm when the first bachelor and three possible bachelorettes girls go first. In the same format as the beloved Dating Game Show, the bachelor asks the three bachelorettes tongue-in-cheek questions and based upon their answers, chooses his mate. Next a chosen Bachelorette takes the stage and chooses from three bachelors in the same format. A third round occurs if time allows and bachelors and bachelorettes are chosen from the audience. Bachelorettes receive a rose a-la 'The Bachelor' and the winning couples get a $75 gift certificate for dinner at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub for a "date”.

Just so to prove this really works, three years ago reluctant bachelor, Mike Ball, a UNH alum and Falmouth native, picked Naomi Blinick from the three bachelorettes. They went on their awarded “date” and low and behold, they are still together today!

Best of all, dateless singles fear not. Palmer House Inn has created the perfect way to celebrate the “right hand ring” Valentine’s Day! Their Falmouth Singles Valentine’s Day package includes a one night getaway with a $50.00 gift certificate to enjoy the “Dateless Game” at Liam Maguire’s, plus roses, chocolates and a split of champagne waiting for you in your room, plus a right hand ring to honor your single status, starting at $229. Bring a friend for moral support and a room with two beds is just $239.00.

And for the millions of American couples looking for the ultimate date (vs. dateless) night, two of the Falmouth B&Bs are offering Valentine’s Day packages filled with all the extras. Leave the romance planning to the innkeepers in Falmouth, and try one of these Valentine’s Day packages. After all, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, offering perfect timing for a Valentine’s Day getaway!

Valentine’s Day Special from Woods Hole Inn

From now through Valentine’s Weekend, celebrate Valentine’s Day in Falmouth!


· Two nights accommodations at Woods Hole Inn

· A hearty breakfast each morning

· Two passenger tickets on the Martha’s Vineyard ferry to explore Martha’s Vineyard

· A bottle of Prosecco at check –in

· A dozen red roses

All starting at $450 for queen rooms and $565 for King rooms, through February 18, 2014.

February 2014 is for Lovers, a Valentine Getaway Package from Palmer House Inn

· 2 nights in a king bedroom with a fireplace and Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub,

· $50.00 gift certificate to the Falmouth restaurant of your choice,

· A couples 50 minute Swedish massage, and

· A red rose, a split of champagne & gourmet chocolates.

Package Price: $708.00 per couple; King rooms, through February 16, 2014.

Whether single or not, these packages will make anyone (couple or not!) feel special. Throughout the weekend, stroll Falmouth Village and take in the clever Valentine’s Day store displays from the Queens Buyway down Main Street. Falmouth Village restaurants will also be rolling out the romance red carpet with special dinners too.

To volunteer as a bachelor or bachelorette in Liam Maguire’s Dateless Dating Game, please contact by email. For more information on visiting Falmouth Village, please visit

When you go

Falmouth Village is just under 1.5 hours from Boston. Take I-93 South out of Boston and merge on to Rt 24S for about 18 miles. Follow signs to Cape Cod, taking 495S for about 20 miles which then becomes 25E for about 10 miles and get on 28S for another 13 or so miles. Take a left on to Palmer Ave to get to the Palmer House Inn and then merge on to Main Street to visit Falmouth Village.

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