Could you meet your soulmate through Orangetheory? These couples found love at first row

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Hayden Stewart and Dylan Haraway found date night under the orange lights. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Falling in love at a coffee shop might only happen in romantic comedies, but meeting your special someone at the gym is more common than you think. Birmingham’s Hayden Stewart and Dylan Haraway and Auburn’s Raven Pyle and Will Livingston are saying “I do” to Orangetheory. Keep reading to see how they’ve been chasing goals and love at the gym.

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Iron City Grill has a brand new brunch menu, and we already have a craving 🤩

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The Bham Brunch Tots have me droolin’! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Huge brunch fan? Then you won’t want to miss this. On Sunday, February 14, Iron City Grill is unveiling their brand new brunch menu—and we got a sneak peek. Here are a few items we can’t wait to try.

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Each valentine you send to families at the Ronald McDonald House is matched with a $10 donation—here’s how

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Writing a note of encouragement will bring a lot of smiles like this one to families at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Like our parents always taught us, a handwritten note can go a long way—especially for families and patients staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA). Send a note of encouragement and an anonymous donor will match it with a $10 gift in your name. Donations help keep families with sick children together in Birmingham.

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8 local gift ideas that will give your Valentine heart eyes—Win $800+ in local goods

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Sparkling wine + beautiful blooms = a happy Valentine. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Whether you’re spoiling a special someone or yourself, these local shops have the finds that will make you swoon. Here are 8 gift ideas to give your Valentine major heart eyes. 😍

P.S. Keep reading to find out how to win $800+ in local goods in our Valentine’s Day giveaway.
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13 of Birmingham’s best Valentine’s Day date deals

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Chocolate Oreos – because who doesn’t need more chocolate? Photo via Birmingham Candy Company.

Every year, I let Valentine’s Day sneak up on me, ending in a last minute dash for chocolates, flowers and (the hardest thing to find): a dinner reservation. Instead of waiting ’til the last-minute, check out this handy guide to Birmingham’s best Valentine’s Day meals and deals to find the perfect way to celebrate love.

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Rosé, rumba and romance. Join the Lonely Hearts Club at The Pizitz on Feb. 14

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Calling all lonely hearts—you won’t be lonely for long at The Pizitz’s Lonely Hearts Club. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The Pizitz Food Hall will transform into The Lonely Hearts Club on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 from 7-11PM and you don’t want to miss it. Get all the deets here.

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Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake has your name on it. Win one + steak dinner for 2

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Ashley McMakin with her family icing a strawberry cake for Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. Photo courtesy of Ashley Mac’s

Ditch the store-bought sweets this Valentine’s Day and opt for a local Birmingham treat instead. Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley Mac’s, plus more info on how you could win a Valentine’s steak dinner and strawberry cake for two!

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Your guide to a not-so-typical Valentine’s Day in Birmingham

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A speed dating game show on Valentine’s Day? I’m down! Photo via Max Rykov & Associates

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? Shelves full of discounted chocolate come Feb. 15! Well, that and out-of-the-box local events that’ll make you reconsider those dinner reservations. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or happily partnered, here are 8 unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Birmingham.

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Celebrate love with Tango, Flamenco & More! Feb. 14-15 with Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Save 15%.

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Tango, Flamenco + more! Photo courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Get ready for a night of passion with Tango, Flamenco, and More! on the first Valentine’s Day of the new decade.  Alabama Symphony Orchestra will hold two concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 14 and 15, 7PM at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. There’s also a Friday Coffee Concert at 11AM. Get tickets now, and save 15% off with code TANGONOW. 

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Try out the Lover’s Leap Zipline this Valentine’s Season

Leave it to Bham to give you a new adventure to conquer this Valentine’s Season. Head over to Red Mountain to take this leap with your special someone.

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