Remember how great it was to get valentines in elementary school? You’d walk through the classroom and put a valentine on everyone’s desk and come home with a bag full of cards. The cards were always so awesome, with witty phrases—like a Star Wars one that says “Yoda one for me” or a Batman one that reads “I’m batty for you.” Ah, memories.
My pilates teacher, Karii Rürup-Coleman, once said, "Couples who work out together, stay together." And for that she's offering a private duet pilates session for you and your sweetie in lieu of the usual Valentine's Day cheese.
After a few years in the game, a Valentine's Day and/or night spent dropping hard-earned dough on dinner reservations you snagged months in advance paired with the usual present-giving mumbo jumbo starts to seem a little....boring.
Ah yes, Valentine’s Day is coming, a day many loooove to hate. But here’s the bright side: Whether you’re single or coupled up, anyone can appreciate delicious sweets.
Today's the kind of day when people are either completely stoked on life or waiting for the moment they can post up at a bar and drink until they forget they're single. Do you love or hate Valentine's Day? Do you dress in all red, or drown your sorrows with your friends by singing angry karaoke songs? We want to know, via Instagram.
At dinner with a friend’s middle school tween, I asked what he had in store for Valentine’s Day. The eighth grader planned to give a special red note to his newly beloved girlfriend (of six weeks). Ah, to be young and not jaded.
Most men absolutely loathe Valentine’s Day. I decided to poll my male friends and find out where the hatred lies. As a service to all you guys out there (and, more importantly, a lesson for the gals) here’s some insight on why dudes despise V-Day, straight from the mouths of men:
Friday, Feb. 10
Cafe Prague is throwing a free pre-Valentine's Day block party to kick of the weekend in the FiDi. They're taking over Merchant Alley with beer, sausages and sauerkraut. Ladies can enjoy $3 pints from 4-7 pm, while the first 40 guys will receive vouchers for $2 off pints and 1/2 pints of Staropramen beer. DJ Doctor will be on the turntables to keep the mood going.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Any given Saturday at Zeitgeist or Gestalt will reveal one simple truth: San Francisco has a lot of bicycle loving singles. But have no fear, pedal lovers, you won’t have the last bike hanging in the bar stall anymore—or at least you have one good shot coming up to find your bike loving partner. Next Wednesday, February 8th, is the annual Love on Wheels event, the 1970s dating game for bike enthusiasts.
On February 11, LGBT leader Mark Rhoades and sponsor PG&E hosted a sweet and sexy affair in the heart of the Castro to benefit the GLBT Historical Society, which houses and preserves gay and lesbian history right here in San Francisco. More than 300 singles mixed and mingled at Trigger, enjoying cocktails with Ketel One vodka and Don Julio tequila, Stella Artois beer, and desserts by Scala's Bistro.