Whether you're awaiting Valentine's Day with eager anticipation or still looking for a date, groups across campus are offering opportunities to make the holiday fun for singles and couples alike. In order to help you get in the mood for this most romantic of holidays, we've compiled a list of Valentine's Day themed activities.
The Harvard Independent will be hosting a speed dating event tonight from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As a result of last year's gender ratio issues, the event organizer's are selecting participants through a lottery system. Sign up before it's too late!
Eliot House auction
Eliot’s annual Date Auction will be held at 10 p.m. on Feb. 11 and is open to all undergraduates. Over 50 Eliot residents and affiliates have already signed up to be auctioned off. Although some of them will be offering dates, others have donated Lady Gaga tickets, trips to four-star restaurants, gift cards, and a guitar lesson with a member of Incubus. All proceeds will be donated to Foundations for Joy.
The Harvard Callbacks will be partnering with Finale to deliver desserts and one-minute singing performances from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. For only $15, the mixed gender a cappella group will visit your special someone at any time and place and break into song (choose between Bruno Mars, Boyz II Men, The Beatles, and Katy Perry). Order your valegram on the Callbacks’ website.
Flowers for Change
Send carnations or roses to any freshman dorm or upperclassman House on the morning of Valentine’s Day and support youth education and enrichment opportunities in Boston and abroad. The event’s co-organizers—The Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Program and The Harvard Program for Sustainable Development—are accepting online orders through Feb. 12.
The Dating Game
Organized by the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Student Alliance, and Harvard Men Against Rape, the Dating Game will come to Harvard's Queens Head Pub on Feb. 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Similar to the original television show, the Dating Game will give student contestants the opportunity to select suitors based on their responses to questions. The winning couple will receive dinner and a movie, and there will be prizes for audience members as well.
If you’re still set on the idea of having a date for Valentine’s Day, try Harvard Computer Society's Datamatch, a service that provides users with a list of ten people that could be, according to the Datamatch website, "your perfect soulmate." Simply fill out a survey of 30 questions—some relationship-related, some seemingly random—and await your fate.
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