With great freedom comes no responsibility: Let the love-struck or the merely sex-thirsty go through the Hallmark kabuki, but Valentine’s is way more fun when you’re single. Free from the shackles of monogamy, unburdened by the expense of flowers, jewelry, and candy, unbossed by snooty maître d's pushing mandatory prix fixe menus, the single among us are free to simply enjoy what may as well turn out to be an epic Wednesday.
Now’s your chance. Rejoice in your affection for this glorious city, for your sympathetic landlord, for your weed-delivery guy. Take yourself out to a fine meal. Hit a rooftop dance party with your equally unbridled friends. Learn French, write letters, drink Champagne. As the dense pink fog of Valentine’s Day settles upon us, prepare to revel in the spectacular happenings that NYC’s PDA-free zones have to offer.