Let's Mingle: 10 Valentine's Parties for the Single Set

1. Nut & Bolt Valentine's Day Mixer | District, Boston

Dudes are presented with a nut at the door, ladies a bolt. (The idea being that for every nut there is a matching bolt. Or, you know, if you don't like his nuts, ladies, better bolt.) Mix, mingle, and try to find yourself a perfect fit. Aside from tool-toting singles, this party also has small bites and cocktails to keep you fortified and lubricated as you search for Mr. or Ms. Right, including "Love Potion No. 9" (one drink included with ticket price) more

Saturday, February 11 @ 7 pm | $25 |

2. Princess & the Frog Speed Dating Mixer  | Flat Iron Tapas Bar, Boston

Well, you know what they say, you gotta kiss a lot frogs before.... you get laid. Or get warts. Or something like that. What we're saying is, there's someone out there for you, so don't despair. Jump into the dating pool [pond] with other singles at this mixer with cocktails, tapas, live music, a DJ, "special guest appearances," and speed dating sponsored by Ideal Mixer. Oh, also there will be a  "celebrity"(bahaha) appearance by 'Giant Tool' from VH1's Tool Academy Season 2. So no matter how toad-like you are, you still won't be the douchiest guy in the room. more

Saturday, February 11 from 5-9 pm | $35 | 

3. Project Cupid: 3rd Annual Charity Date Auction | Estate, Boston

This one's for a good cause. Local bachelors and bachelorettes -- including celebrity bachelorette Heidi Watney (wonder what Heidi will eat on a date?)-- will auction off their company in a date auction to benefit the Jimmy Fund. Just $15 to get in the's up to you how much you care to bid. more

Saturday, February 11 @ 6:30 pm | $15 |

4. "Socialete Presents: Traffic Jam" | Felt, Boston

Mixer at which you pick your colored beads (Red = Taken | Yellow = Maybe. . .| Green = Single) and then mix and mingle with like-beaded partiers. Sort of like Red Light, Green Light...with Mardi Gras beads....and a hint of sexual desperation. Just kidding, we're actually intrigued by the concept. Imagine if people's relationship statuses and preferences were displayed so explicitly in the real world? Oh the confusion/rejection/embarassment we'd all be spared. This party has music, dancing, and raffles for the chance to win some swanky prizes. more

Saturday, February 11 @ 9 pm | $15-$40 |

5. "On the Wings of Love Mixer" | The Urban Grape, Brookline

Shy? Awkward? Total, unrelenting weirdo? Don't worry, the Boston WingWomen will be on hand at this singles wine mixer to keep the conversation and sexual innuendos flowing like...uh, wine. Hopefully, after a glass or three, you'll feel up to removing those training wheels and chatting up a few prospective special somebodies like a big boy or girl.  more

Sunday, February 12 @ 7 pm | $15 |

6. "Ski Dating" | Mount Snow [sponsored by the BSSC]

Love is a slippery devil. Why not try slipping and sliding down the slopes at Mount Snow as a way to meet someone? Sponsored by the Boston Ski & Sports Club, this all-day, singles trip is like extended speed dating . . . downhill. The all-day, out-of-town event includes skiing and/or snowboarding, games, and an apre ski party. Not recommended for first-time skiers (watching someone pizza pie their way down the bunny slope while shrieking in fear is not exactly a panty dropper) or those who ski in jeans (if you don't know why that's a turn-off, we can't help you.) And hey, if you get iced by a prospective date, you can always attribute that chill to the weather. more

Sunday, February 12 from 5 am [bus departs Boston at the Dartmouth St Garage] -9 pm | $92, $87 members (includes transportation, lift ticket, apre ski party + drink ticket) |

7. "Valentine's Eve Speed Dating" | Market, Boston

Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute, are we right? Whether you just broke up with someone and are newly on the prowl this V-Day, are looking for some friendly conversation, or you don't want to end up shoveling Rocky Road ice cream down your throat in lieu of Valentine's sex, you can scramble to procure yourself a Valentine's date tonight at this speed dating mixer. more

Monday, February 13 @ 6:30 pm | $39.88 |

8. "Dating While Progressive Valentine's Singles Mixer" | Lir, Boston

Find love with a like-minded special someone at this singles party for the socially progressive set. Conservative right-wingers probably need not attend. Hosted by Socializing for Justice more

Tuesday, February 14 @ 6 pm | $5-$20 |

9. "Flirt Fest" | Bell in Hand, Boston

Hoo boy, we have a feeling that this one is going to be a hell of a meat market. You can try out your best (and worst) lines in the big Pick-Up Lines Contest, and try to get crowned Boston's Biggest Male and Female Flirt at this all-out flirtacular party with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a DJ, door prizes, and more. more

Tuesday, February 14 @ 7 pm | $15

10. "Speed Dating in French" | French Cultural Center, Boston

Parlez vous...let's get it on? All y'all single Francophiles in town can get to know each other a little better while practicing your French....and maybe your french kissing. See what we did there. more

Tuesday, February 14 @ 6:30 pm | $15

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