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Single Tyler Crommelin is cooking for love this Valentine’s Day at the Earl of Spencer.
Camera IconSingle Tyler Crommelin is cooking for love this Valentine’s Day at the Earl of Spencer. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

Love might not be in the air just yet for singles in Albany but it could be after a Valentine’s Day party with a difference tomorrow night.

While loved-up couples revel in their romance, those without a partner can let their hair down and dance.

The Earl of Spencer is hosting a Singles Disco to make sure there is no excuse for being lonely on the day dedicated to love.

Singles — such as Earl of Spencer chef Tyler Crommelin — might even meet their special someone on the special day. With other venues preparing romantic dinners for two, Earl of Spencer manager Neil Simmons spotted a gap in the market — single people on Valentine’s Day.

“I think it is hard for people to meet others when they are aged 35-plus, there aren’t a lot of opportunities,” he said. “They do these things in England all the time and I know there’s not a lot of people here in comparison, but there still a lot of single people out there.

“People might find love or even just a friend for the night.”

The Earl will host speed-dating in coming months to take their Cupid role even further. All ages are welcome from 8pm tomorrow night, with a DJ, drink special and prizes for the best dressed.

For those already lucky in love, several Albany venues are hosting functions including the White Star Hotel, Due South, Three Anchors and The Albany Club.

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