You can throw a single's party so that you can find a potential match. This takes the couples out of the equation. Get a group of friends to come over for hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
You can also invite people where you work to come over as well. Keep it light by getting people up and talking.
Talk with some people, and get their phone numbers. Pick out one which you made a real connection with. If you really hit it off with someone, you can ask them right then and there to go out for Valentine's Day.
There's a shop that's opened up with girls available specially for Valentine's day - given the time frame that's best suited lol :D jk 😜
In a bar you may get a tipsy ONS at the most
For most girls that believe in Valentine's day they aren't looking at a quick fix for one particular day.
Unless they seriously consider you a partner, I doubt any girl will be interested in a one day Valentine unless you try your luck on any of the avenues you mentioned above and get lucky. You can also add Omegle & Tinder to your list :)
How about you go to the supermarket and buy a tube of ice-cream? The you'll be set to an amazing afternoon with Ben and Jerry's and no one on your case to nag you about not date on Valentine's day. Too much pressure on people because of that day! Valentine's day is bullshit and all about consumerism, my friend. Ice cream is better.
Get a fishing rod and use roses and chocolates as bait. Stand at the top of a tall building, wait until you see the desired prey then let the wire dangle and just wait. Don't reveal yourself too much, you might want to wear a ski mask.
On the streets a bad idea. Go where girls what to meet someone. A bar, online...
Network through your friends maybe. Ask if they know someone that would like to date.
Valentine day is just another day of the year. my parents say if you can't show affection for your special person every day than that one day (Feb 14) is meaningless. and if its that important to you than just hanging out with friends who also don't have a date. That way your not alone and your still having a good time with others.
The bar? Do people your age still think a bar is a good place to go to pick up girls? I thought y'all went to clubs and had like twenty profiles online plus facebook?
I suppose in a big city going to a popular bar or club would be good, but there are concerts, seminars, tournaments (chess-pool-bowling), costume parties, art shows, stock shows, gun shows, etc all focused on singles on valentines day or the days leading up to it all over in big cities.
I'm afraid dates can't be ordered by a certain time.
It must be an ongoing process you go about it the same way anyone else would under any other circumstance you put yourself out there You network you socialize you meet people when you find someone you feel like asking out you go ahead and do so
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What I've done before was ask a friend out. They wouldn't mind going out because she doesn't have a date, I don't have a date, and staying at home doesn't sound all that great. I would just be like "hey, I'm not down to be at home for Valentines Day, lets go do something." I'd do the roses and the whole bit and it would be a cool play date.