6 things to do on Valentine's Day in Vancouver if you're single

Dec 19 2017, 8:05 pm

Valentine’s Day is either the most romantic day of the year or the most eye-gougingly annoying day of the year, depending on your relationship status. There’s more than enough to do if you’re a couple in the city during this holiday, so instead, we’re going to focus on the singles.

So if you’re after an alternative to staying home and trolling dating apps in the dark with a bottle of booze, check out our roundup of 6 things you can do on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver if you’re single.

Singles Ready 2 Date! – Valentine’s Social

Single and looking to meet someone over a period of time in a casual setting with no pressure? Single Ready 2 Date is a weekly social get together of singles who want to become friends before moving onto something more serious. Think of a fun and relaxed weekly house party with good food and drinks and great people getting to know each other.

Where: Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street
When: Saturday, February 13
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: $6 in advance

SECRET CRUSH! Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

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Image: SECRET CRUSH! Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

Looking for your special someone? Bring a couple other single friends with you to this speed dating event, play the Secret Crush icebreaker game, and just have fun with it.

Where: Lickerish Lounge – 903 Davie Street
When: Sunday, February 14
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $39 in advance

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre for Singletons

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Image: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Single on Valentine’s Day, but you still have the urge to party? Well, while all your lame couple friends are out eating spaghetti like in Lady and the Tramp, come party with the free agents at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre! There will be comedians, burlesque, musical performances, and other singles just like you.

Where: Lana Lou’s – 362 Powell Street
When: Sunday, February 14
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m
Cost: $10 cover at the door

Vancouver’s largest Anti-Valentine’s Day party

Spend your Valentine’s Day embracing the single life by partying with the city’s most eligible singles at The Blackbird. Meet new people, play fun icebreaker games, mingle and dance the night away!

Where: The Blackbird – 905 Dunsmuir Street
When: Sunday, February 14
Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost: $19.99 in advance

Anti-Valentine’s Day Affair

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Image: Anti-Valentine’s Day Affair

As long as you qualify yourself as an Anti-Valentine’s Day kinda person, this event is for you. Get ready to dance the night away to songs of romantic anguish performed by local acts, Daniel Moir, Dañse, Barbara Adler, and zZz.

Where: Full Circle Studios – 1183 Odlum Drive
When: Sunday, February 14
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: $12 in advance or $15 at the door

Speed Dating in Kits

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Embrace the single life and meet new people thanks to Evo’s speed dating event at Kits Beach. Since it’s not on Valentine’s Day, maybe you’ll meet your special someone and be able to line up a date for the real Valentine’s Day!

Where: Kits Beach parking lot – Cornwall & Arbutus
When: Saturday, February 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE – Check out Evo’s signup page for details and to register

And if you’re an Evo member, you can sign up for free right here.