Go ahead, look for drink specials and live entertainment during Friday’s block party downtown.
Just don’t try to find a Valentine’s Day date.
I’m sure plenty of you are already debating the advice.
“Why shouldn’t I try to find a Valentine?” you ask. “The holiday is about a week away, and I don’t want to feel lonely.”
Trust me: Navigating Valentine’s Day in a new relationship is almost as awkward as navigating the holiday alone.
Without the comfort of a well-established romance, the only way to avoid discomfort is to ask your significant other, “Are we exchanging Valentine’s gifts?”
But who wants to do that?
So you and the other half of your week-old relationship just hope for the best.
The end result? One person shows up with candles and chocolates, while the other scrambles to make a last-minute gift out of expired peanut butter.
And the holiday traditionally associated with romantic bliss permanently transforms into “the day I really messed up.”
Hit the town Friday and mingle with friends. But don’t buy too many drinks for the potential objects of your affection.
Save your money to rent some horror flicks next weekend.