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02/14/2013 11:16 am ET Updated Feb 14, 2013

Single In D.C. On Valentine's Day? Treat Yourself!

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WASHINGTON -- D.C. doesn't have to be a lonely place if you're single on Valentine's Day. We spoke with recent D.C. ex-pat and author of "The Science of Single" Rachel Machachek for ideas on how to spend what could be a very uncomfortable day.

Whether you're male, female, tired or just want to dance, here are six ways to spend a fun day avoiding or embracing Cupid, Machachek has you covered:

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Valentine's Day For Singles In D.C.

Machachek will be signing books today at the WPA Bakery in Richmond, Virginia and participating in Single and Social at the Virginia Repertory/Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn on Thursday, February 21.

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