V-Day, Another Way


Single this Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. Here’s a couple (no pun intended) of ways to spend the day that won’t make you gag or break down in tears.

Looking for Love
BoConcept and HurryDate have teamed up to find you the perfect mate. If you’re between the ages of 30 and 43, have $35 to spend ($26 for members of HurryDate) and a free evening on Feb. 14, why not slide up next to 150 singles on the world’s longest sofa speed date at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica? Daters will have three minutes to chit-chat on a 213-foot long red leather sofa from BoConcept before moving over to meet other singles. 

Afterward, you and your newfound love can head over to Ice at Santa Monica for complimentary drinks and ice skating. Still solo post-speed dating? Drown your sorrows in that free drink.

Reserve your spot

Movie Night
If spending Valentine’s Day on a couch with hundreds of other singles isn’t your cup of tea, lose yourself in ArcLight Cinemas’ Valentine’s Day movie duos.

Four ArcLight theaters will screen “pro-Valentine’s Day” movies (Titanic, From Here to Eternity, Once, and The Notebook) and “anti-Valentine’s Day” movies (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 500 Days of Summer, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Legends of the Fall) on Sunday and Monday. OK, so the “anti-Valentine’s Day” flicks aren’t exactly slasher films, but the characters do have to jump through a lot of hoops to get to the ooey-gooey stuff.

Times and locations.


By Shelby Hill