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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Springtime is Break-Up Time—But We Have Solutions

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:53 PM

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Well, spring has officially sprung, according to our calendars. Of course, that doesn't really mean anything in San Francisco, since unlike many other cities in the U.S., our weather here continues to fluctuate rapidly from foggy and borderline rainy to perfect Dolores Park weather regardless of the season.

One thing it does mean is an increase in breakups, according to a study done by the San Francisco-based dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. The study found that springtime is the second-most popular break-up season — after Christmas.

The study shows that the springtime spike in splits is largely due to college kids wanting to be free to get wild during their spring breaks and mean-spirited people who think it's funny to break up with someone on April Fool's Day.

But don't despair! If you're a victim of a pre-spring break or post-April Fool's Day break-up, or if you've been single for a while and want to meet someone new, there are a bunch of singles-oriented events happening in the next couple of weeks.

This Saturday, March 28, San Francisco will be treated to what is apparently its first ever "No-Rejection Dance." The premise is that everyone is supposed to say "yes" if asked to dance by anyone else in the room. Personally, we think this sounds like an open invitation to get hit on by random strangers who may or may not be creepy, but according to the event page, "many arrive single and leave as a couple," so there ya go. The dance will be held at Unicorn in the Financial District, will run from 8 p.m. to midnight, and is $15 per ticket. There will also be free valet parking.

If that doesn't sound like your thing, there is also a speed dating event happening the same night (Saturday, March 28) put on by the "San Francisco Singles Speed Dating" Meetup group. Held at Monroe in North Beach and beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event costs $45 per person and gives singles an opportunity to have a conversation with other singles one-on-one for five minutes at a time. Each person will secretly indicate "yes" or "no" on their "date card" for each person they talk to, and if anyone likes them back, each participant will be notified after the event and provided with the contact information of their match.

If those both sound like something you could be into, but you happen to be busy this Saturday, you're in luck — there is a combination speed-dating and single's dance on Saturday, April 11. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at 715 Harrison Street and costs $25 jn advance or $30 at the door. If you want to just go and dance and skip the speed-dating portion, tickets are $10 at the door before 9:30 p.m.

Good luck out there!

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