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Single in the City: Be Your Own Valentine

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It can be tough being single in LA. It can be even tougher on an over-the-top hearts-and-flowers day like today. LAist is definitely interested in the plight of the single in the city; what better way to kick off a new regular feature about the state of the date than on the most celebrated (and equally loathed) dating day of the year?

Today shouldn't be about moaning your singlehood; we certainly aren't. Today is about throwing hard earned cash on perishables. And by perishables we mean all things edible (underwear or chocolate), embibable (pink champagne on ice, perhaps?), or inevitable disposable (overpriced roses, and, in some cases, your significant other). Here's where the single has a clear leg up: With no (in)significant other to fret about, you can splurge on yourself with no risk, and pure gain!

In this spirit, LAist's Single in the City would like--no, love--to offer up a few ideas for raising your glass in celebration of your singlehood, and how to be your own Valentine.