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Valentine's Day Is for Haters

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Feb 14, 2007 8:30PM

We admit to being sort of "eh" about Valentine's Day. Single people hate it for making them feel like losers (except Jen Shefft of course), and people in long-term relationships have to come up with some new way to make the yearly holiday "special." Chicagoist thinks that the only people who really dig little cupid and all of his fancy greeting cards are people who are newly part of a relationship.

2007_2_hearts.gifAnd lots of people seem to agree. Even Hallmark is getting into the anti-Valentine's spirit with some new mean-spirited greeting cards. Or, you can tell someone something that isn't "I love you" with a cookie from Alliance or Bleeding Heart Bakery. Nothing says "you're the one" like a cookie from Alliance with frosting that reads "I love you when I'm drunk."

Even if you are into the Valentine's Day stuff you may still be in trouble if you take your sweetie out on "amateur night;" those in the restaurant industry recommend picking a different day to celebrate your love. As San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer puts it, “Valentine’s Day, like New Year’s Eve, is a night to stay home. It’s a time when restaurants charge a premium for seats, and the expectations generated by the price are rarely met.”

Chicagoist is planning on going out with our Valentine even after hearing the warnings, mostly because after being one of the lucky few to be given "snow day" status, we are beginning to get cabin fever.

How are you planning to celebrate (or ignore) Valentine's Day?

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