We swear, it isn’t as sad as it we made it sound in the headline. That dreaded day is quickly approaching: The Hallmark-holiday of all Hallmark-Holidays, Valentine’s Day, will be here in only a few weeks. So what should you do if you have no one to spend it with? Stay home, save a ton of money, and avoid big crowds. But hey, if you don’t want to do that, you can try to snag someone before the deadline at some speed dating events set up by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
During the first week of February, the FLP will be hosting speed dating session at libraries across the city. The library encourages participants to bring a book they loved, hated, or just recently read to use as an ice-breaker (all the nerds who bring Watchmen will presumably have their own section). One couple at each event will win Author Events tickets to see Anne Rice, author of The Vampire Chronicles series, and have their first date at the Free Library on Valentine’s Day.
Details on dates, times, and locations are after the jump, but are you sure you don’t want to just enjoy a nice quiet Tuesday? Your call.
For singles age 25 to 35:
Andorra Branch Library – Thursday, February 9, 6PM
Charles Santore Branch Library – Monday, February 6, 6PM
Parkway Central Library – Wednesday, February 8, 7PM
South Philadelphia Branch Library – Thursday, February 9, 6PM
Walnut Street West Branch Library – Monday, February 6, 6PM
For single Latinos age 25 to 35:
Lillian Marrero Branch Library – Saturday, February 11, 2PM
For single Queer men and women age 25 to 35:
Independence Branch Library – Monday, February 6, 6PM
Events for singles age 35 to 45:
Tacony Branch Library – Wednesday, February 8, 6PM
Events for singles over age 50:
Parkway Central Library – Wednesday, February 8, 2PM