Just a friendly reminder to all you lovebirds out there in radio land that V-Day celebrations in Shanghai have quite a many options.
A number of restaurants in Shanghai feature special V-Day dinners. To check them out, here is the Valentine's Day dining listings. If you're looking for a romantic dinner-or to just merely go through the motions to avoid having a "serious talk"-head on over and check them out. Lots of high end options, most notably in those classy, "East meets West, your bank account meets bankruptcy" Three and Five on the Bund buildings, but there are also some deals in there for the more frugal couples in Shangers. If you're looking to have a romantic evening in but don't feel like cooking yourself check out the Flying Chef, an in-house catering service.
Here is also some info on flower shopping as well, if you can't think of anything else to get your partner.
There's also a slew of parties in Shanghai's finest bars and clubs catering to the dissenters, the depressed, and the undateable. Singles, it might finally be time to drop your standards and expectations entirely lest you end up sad and alone, with your neighbors finding your body -- weeks after you've expired-empty Diet Coke cans littered about your feet, Mint Choc ice cream slopped all over your chest, and the DVD screensaver graphic still bouncing about the television screen on its unending quest to hit the corner perfectly.
So get out there. We both know you're not getting any younger. Scrape the bottom of the barrel, go below the barrel, scrape the floor under the barrel, and then dig even lower. Get ready for a full night of palpable and drunken desperation and head on over to the event listings.
Not in the mood for a bar? Want to simmer in your own desperation online? Head on over to the Smart Shanghai dating section. Thousands of other singles to alienate, all of which have been certified "probably not serial killer crazy".
Of course, the option remains of staying in and "romancing yourself" with Edison Chen's latest sex vids, but that should be a last resort.
(Xinhua/Agencies February 14, 2008)