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How about we...Actually go on a fun date

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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One of the most difficult parts of online dating can be planning the first meeting. Sometimes it seems like a guy might want more of a chat buddy than an actual date. And you end up chatting for weeks and weeks before meeting, if you even meet at all. Picking a spot to meet can be even more difficult.

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Valentine's Day Schmalentine's Day

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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I have to be totally honest here - I am really not a fan of Valentine's Day. There's actually quite a few reasons really. And, no, none of them have anything to do with the fact that I am single because when I have been in relationships around the holiday I have felt the exact same way. 

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Are Chicagoans really anti-romance?

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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I recently read an article in Chicago Magazine that talked about how Chicagoans aren't really romantic. According to the article, Chicagoans do not think that poetry, flowers, restaurants, snowstorms or views to be particularly romantic. It seems that things like sunsets, ice skating, or candles don't woo us all that much either.
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Love Bites: Anti-Valentine's Day events in Chicago

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Whoever said that the people that like Valentine's Day are the only one's that get to go out and have fun? If you feel ignoring the icky love stuff and doing a little anti-Valentine's Day celebrating then Chicago has you covered. Check out one of these fantastic events this weekend.
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10 reasons to be glad you're single on Valentine's Day

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Even if you are completely happy and confident with your single status, there is one day that makes you suddenly aware of the fact that you don't have a significant other. I have always felt that Valentine's Day is about having love and this could be any kind of love, including the love you felt for the guy that gave you your bagel at Einstein's.

No matter how you feel about the holiday, here are 10 reasons it's great to be single when the day rolls around.

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Pre-Valentine's Day events for singles

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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While technically you don't need a date to have fun on Valentine's Day, having a date any day of the week never really hurts. So if you want a chance to meet some other singles before the love fest arrives, check out these pre-Valentine's Day events.

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