Wooing the Anti-Valentine’s Day Brigade

As luck would have it, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, that day of the week which practically is the best day to go out. Can anything be better for businesses and worse for the heartbroken, the single and the skeptics?

While wooing the lovers is the norm, there are restaurants going one step further. They’re putting their business degrees to good use and one too many a scheme has been planned to woo the singles’ this Valentine’s Day. It has left me a little amused, frankly, but knowing the hype around this commercially profitable ‘day of love’, I’m sure the restaurants will not be left disappointed.

So if you’re single and/or recently been left heartbroken, there’s a lot happening to empty your wallets. (Since you don’t have a girlfriend, these restaurants would like to do the job) The schemes range from the extreme to the subtly sly discounts.

Here’s one that has taken inspiration from Kareena Kapoor’s character in Jab We Met. Your qualifications must include single, heartbroken, pining and vindictively so. If you are all of the aforementioned, 14th is your lucky day; not only do you get 1+1 pizzas but you also get to burn your ex’s photo in front of a packed restaurant of like minded bitter and heartbroken souls. Head to ‘Dude Food’ in Satya Niketan. Here’s hoping your pizzas aren’t covered in tears.

If you always wanted to be showered with rose petals by your lover as you enter a restaurant on the 14th of February, however were unlucky enough to not find a guy or girl to do so; Hadippa at Rajouri Garden will do the job for you. As you enter to avail  your complimentary drinks or desserts by virtue of belonging to the Lonely Hearts Club, you’ll feel rose petals covering you from head to toe. A thousand roses will die for the cause of singles on 14th.

It is a cause it seems. And Café Delhi Heights is fighting for the same with a ‘Singles Awareness Day’ to commemorate those who suffer from the disease of nowhere-to-be-found-love. To treat these patients, they give discounts on three course meals if a sufferer walks in alone. Where would the world be without those who have big hearts?

These singles’ day out schemes are quite the antithesis of Valentine’s Day. A step away from the clichéd schemes or a move to new clichés, all it means for the singles is discounts and freebies.  As my dad says, he’ll do some major shopping on Valentine’s Day and try to not buy anything pink and fluffy.

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