Society Anti-Valentine’s Day: how to weather Feb. 14

Numerous websites and even a handbook give suggestions on how this contingent can spend Valentine's Day. Comfort food is in; steaks and candlelight are out.

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Fed up with the romantic industrial complex, oops, Valentine’s Day? Don’t want to be among the Americans who fork over $17.6 billion for everything from flowers to chocolates to, well, whatever else retailers can emblazon with hearts and seductive sayings?