Will you be flying solo yet again this Valentine's Day? You're not alone. There are tons of single New Yorkers who are "focusing on their careers right now" and will be crowding karaoke spots, sports bars, and strip clubs in hopes of getting blind drunk with their best single friends. If you prefer bitter loneliness to good company, February fourteenth is a great time to do laundry, hit the hardware store, or make that IKEA run you've been putting off for so long. There are plenty of ways to power through the pain of being single on yet another Valentine's Day.
If you like the pain and sadness, if your idea of true romance is an empty liquor bottle split between you and your crushed ego, there are other places you can go. Sure, reserving a table for one at a romantic spot is sad, but you can do better than that. There are some truly soul-crushing spots in New York City that will make you believe not only that you won't likely love again, but that love is impossible in this cruel world. If you are looking to dive head-first into the dregs of sadness, you've come to the right place.