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No date? No problem. How to drink alone on Valentine's Day

Drinking alone is one of my favorite pastimes. I know what you’re thinking, Negative Nancy, but some of us enjoy an evening sans company. Valentine’s Day is nigh, so for you single folk who have never allowed yourselves to indulge in solo drinking, let me offer a (totally ridiculous) guide. Treat...

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