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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:

#10 – Visit the Puppies and Kittens at the Worcester Animal Rescue League –

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.

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#9 – Go Ice Skating at the Worcester Common Oval alone – 

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!)

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#8  – Sing 80s Love Songs During Karaoke at Nick’s –

There, there, there. Let it out. Go ahead and sing Air Supply’s “All out of Love.” No one will judge (fingers crossed).

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#7 – Go see a feature film matinee at Showcase North by yourself –

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.”

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#6 – Send Yourself a Singing Valentine from a “Secret Admirer” –

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.

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#5 – Stuff your face with a giant sundae from WooBerry –

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!

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#4 – Bring a photo of your ex to Hooters, tear the photo up and get some free wings –

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.

bucket of chicken wings

#3 – Go have more than a few laughs at the Wootennany! Hot Dog! A Stand-Up Sideshow comedy show at George’s Coney Island

If you can’t laugh at yourself for being single, maybe others can laugh at you.

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#2 – Get a Free Nutella Pizza from Antonio’s

Say what now? Spend $25 on dinner and receive a FREE 10″ Nutella Pizza!

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#1- Drunkenly cry over a meatball sandwich from Vincent’s, and a Coney Island hot dog, and a Wonder Bar pizza, and a Table Talk Pie.  –

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.

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Cheers to next year!

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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.