Valentine's Day ideas: Dates, gifts, restaurants and more
Is Cupid not returning your calls? We can help with Valentine's Day ideas for couples and singles, including romantic restaurants, gifts and saucy events.
Tue Jan 21 2014
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Valentine's Day: Love it or hate it, you can't avoid it. And really, do you want to avoid it? For all the crass commercialization and the rigmarole of finding a restaurant reservation, why not either do something nice for your significant other and spend time together, or take advantage of the single population working themselves into a frenzy of desperation? (Only joking.) To help you have an enjoyable time on and around February 14, we've come up with Valentine's Day ideas that should help you plan the Goldilocks of dates: one that's not too cheap, not too expensive, not too over the top and not too uncaring—it'll be just right. And if you can't bear to spend it alone, try asking out one of the Time Out singles and find a date for Valentine's Day.
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- 888 Broadway, inside ABC Carpet & Home, (at 19th St)
This mint-walled boutique boasts many unique cards designed and printed in-house.
- 39 Christopher St, (between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl)
- Price band: 1/4
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- 225 Court St, (between Baltic and Warren Sts)
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There are some good options here but I wish they had listed the Valentine's Dome Double Feature event happening at MoMA PS1 Friday night. A friend just told me about it and it seems like a lot of fun to see two awesome movies(Some Like it Hot and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) with friends or a date for only $10. It is definitely another great option for anyone without Valentine's day plans.
This is a really nice variety of options. I love that you have the price ranges. For those holding out until the weekend, Winard Harper at the Metropolitan Room late night set is a good bet.