It only takes two words to strike fear, loathing and bitterness into the heart of any single woman or man… Valentine’s Day. While you can’t hide from the abundance of glittering hearts in all shapes and sizes, sickeningly-sweet sentiments, overly-adorned chocolates, and cutesy big-eyed stuffed animals, you don’t have to seek refuge at home or hide under the covers. Why should couples have all the fun?
Valentine or no valentine, New York City has myriad offerings for those looking for love (which don’t involve a prescription of dark chocolate and red wine.) Plus, just because you’re single doesn't mean you’re alone. From getting your glam on, to open bars and even a little voodoo, these five NYC Valentine’s Day outings will help you defy cupid, and quite possibly lead you to find that someone special. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and celebrate - no matter what your relationship status.