It's natural to think that Valentine's Day drives a wedge between single people and couples, but that's not quite it. For both singles and couples, V-Day can be a difficult day to handle; seeing all the lovebirds around you as they give and receive roses, dine on fancy foods and pretend they're not worried about the bill when they've likely spent more than they can afford and are buckling on the inside from the fear of their own lofty expectations. The truth is, unless you're extremely secure both financially and romantically, you're better off doing something casual, fun and different tonight. And because we really want to keep the pressure low, we've even hand-picked the best "alt-Valentine's Day"  shindigs happening tonight, all over town!

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