Today is Valentine’s Day, and congratulations to those who find themselves in the warm embrace of another, enjoying roses, cinnamon hearts, chocolates, champagne, perfume and lingerie. You make me sick. This post isn’t for you!
It was some guy named Stendhal who said, “Very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” And for those of you who haven’t completely given up yet, I have compiled a list of ways to find yourself a date, or at least a one-night stand.
The only singles-related event I could come across for tonight is “speed dating” at Henotic. Via the Lethbridge Sun Times:
…Henotic Restaurant and Lounge has a great idea for you that, at the very least, will provide an entertaining evening. From 7-9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, speed dating will take over and you will have the opportunity to date 25 people for four minutes each. This way, if the two of you seem interested, you’ll be left wanting more, and if it isn’t going to work, you’ll be moving on in no time.
Otherwise, you could just go out and enjoy some live entertainment instead of staying at home. Here’s a good listing of happenings:
I recall reading in Bridge magazine a couple of weeks ago about another dating website, although not free, which was launched by a fellow Lethbian whose name escapes me:
Then we have a matchmaking service, which might not be cheap but potentially offer a better chance of meeting someone who is right for you:
- Lethbridge Connecting Clubs
Connections Dating Service is for single adults age 25 and up who reside in Lethbridge & Southern Alberta.
Finally, there are a few local singles groups/clubs, many that are geared towards more “mature” individuals:
- Lethbridge Singles Club
Provide an opportunity for single people to meet others within a social framework.
- Singles’ Friendship Circle
The Singles Friendship Circle is a group of singles who enjoy getting together for various activities throughout the month and who like to attend events as friends.
- Lethbridge Friendship Circle
Singles Friendship Circle provides activities and social opportunities for Lethbridge and area singles ages 40 and up.
So just remember, in the words of Jack Handy, “Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you’ve never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait, it’s not love I’m describing. I’m thinking of a monorail.”
EDIT: Tell someone you care by sending them an e-card!