1. See An Action Movie
Is there anything less romantic than the Cold War, fighting wolves in the wilderness and Dwayne Johnson (aka, The Rock)?
Stay away from sentimental movies like Beauty and the Beast, War Horse, Big Miracle and The Vow.
2. Do Something New With Strangers
There may not be plenty of fish, but there certainly is plenty of tofu at Vegan Speed Dating. Sample the soy and the strangers at Saturn Cafe on Feb. 14.
Or, connect with the random people who are meeting and forming groups all the time in Berkeley through meetup.com. On Feb. 14, enjoy Valentine's Day for All the Single Ladies, a night bicycle ride at Lake Chabot or a climbing session at Berkeley Ironworks Climbing and Fitness.
3. Go Out for an Un-Romantic Meal (But Mainly Drinks)
An anti-Valentine's Day shouldn't be depressing. So up the fun factor while keeping it casual and dine at one of Berkeley's breweries or pubs. Try or breweries, or grab some take out and bring it to . Avoid smooching couples by sitting at the bar.
4. Get Crafty
Join the knitting circle at the on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon — and every Tuesday thereafter. You'll have a comfy pair of socks in no time.
5. Make a Pledge for Your Heart
Dedicate February to improving your heart's health. You could make a small change like aiming to reduce your salt intake or commit yourself to a challenge like . Share your pledge and progress with Berkeley Patch. Read our for more information.
Are you vetoing Valentine's Day this year? Let us know what you're doing. Know of the perfect rebellious activity? Share your ideas in the comments.