Worcester is well-known as the birthplace of the first commercial Valentine's Day card industry in the United States.
Unfortunately for many Worcester residents, this in no way translates into a city filled with love, courtship, and ubiquitous gestures of romance around Valentine's Day each year.
At ThisWeekinWorcester.com, we've put together a Worcester-centric list of things that single (lonely) people can do to keep their minds occupied during this, as comedian Jon Stewart once put it, "manufactured day that really doesn't mean anything at all."
Now let's all take a walk down Worcester's lonely road of loneliness:
Next to nothing will make you feel as good than visiting the dogs and cats at WAL. You'll feel even better if you adopt a furry friend and bring them home with you. That should cover the next several Valentine's Days going forward.
It's supposed to be relatively nice out for winter-time in Worcester on Valentine's Day. Some fresh air in downtown Worcester might do you some good! (Click the link for a Groupon deal!)
There, there, there. Let it out. Go ahead and sing Air Supply's "All out of Love." No one will judge (fingers crossed).
Seeing a movie alone in itself isn't all that depressing (and can actually be enjoyable) -- but on Valentine's Day it takes on a whole new meaning. If you're going alone, steer clear of movies like "Isn't it Romantic," "What Men Want," and "On the Basis of Sex."
For just a cool 60 bucks, you can have two love songs and a bouquet delivered right to you from the Worcester State University Chorale.
Nothing screams "I feel better about being alone" than taking on a giant sundae (or two) from WooBerry. With no one there to judge you, you should load up on all of their free toppings!
Cross the bridge into Shrewbury and hit up the Hooters on Rt. 9. Order 10 wings and tear up a photo your ex = 10 free wings.
If you can't laugh at yourself for being single, maybe others can laugh at you.
Say what now? Spend $25 on dinner and receive a FREE 10" Nutella Pizza!
We call this "running the Worcester gamut," aka stuffing yourself full of everything Worcester in a futile attempt to fill the void in your lonely heart.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Cheers to next year!