According to completely made up statistics, 7 out of 10 people hate Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re single or partnered up, red fluffy hearts and chocolate in heart-shaped boxes might not be your thing (FYI – that’s not the shape of a biological heart.) If you’re fed up with cute activities, come smash Valentine’s Day symbols at BattleSports. Rip those silly stuffed hearts and anything with a heart on it (not IN it, guys, we’re not hitting living things!).
Tim, co-owner at BattleSports, says he’s never had much luck on Valentine’s Day, especially when his promising painting class date ended up with Tim splattering paint on the lady’s clothes. Smooth move, Tim. He adds, “in order to push my anti-Valentine’s agenda, I thought I could get a whole bunch of people together to shoot arrows at […] Valentine’s paraphernalia. I think that would poetically and adequately illustrate my feelings towards Valentine’s Day.”
Even if you’re not a fan of this particular celebration, it doesn’t mean you have to hate the idea of dating or love. Case in point, there will also be a blind date game show, where contestants are separated by screens and matches are made based on answers. In the age of dating apps, can you imagine actually making those decisions without seeing their looks? Old school or the new cool? You tell me.
Of course there will be music booming from big speakers and although Tim says they’re not going for a warehouse party, there’s a good chance it will turn into one. I also have an inkling this may or may not turn into soft dodgeball or pillow fight but with stuffed animals.
Asked about what the ultimate goal of this party was, Tim answered: “I think both singles and couples will show up for the event. People are going to have fun going against the grain of Valentine’s, but still make some friends from the event, and who knows, perhaps even find love!”
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
What are YOU doing on Valentine’s Day?