For centuries, chocolate and romance have been inseparable. Americans alone buy more than 26,000 tonnes of the confection in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, but why is the sweet such an enduring symbol of love?
We often hear of people talking about Valentine’s Day, saying that these days, it is simply a commercialised concept that is designed to make money, and that the idea behind it has long been lost. While this may be true to some degree, it’s still a wonderful day to celebrate your loved one, even if you do so all year round too.
Buying a loved one roses is the perfect way to display your affection. These beautiful blooms have been prized for years for their amazing looks and stunning scent – but did you know that there are meanings behind their different colours, too?
Forget roses and chocolates, teddy bears and lingerie, there are some couples who want to surprise their significant other with something truly unique for Valentine’s Day. We’ve rounded up some great ideas that are a bit unusual, and we know that there are some people who will simply love giving them, and receiving them too!
Valentine’s Day is a tradition that has spread around the world in the last few decades, becoming one of the most celebrated days of the year. Despite its popularity, it’s a day that isn’t always welcomed by everyone – in fact, some groups of people have made their disdain for Valentine’s so clear that they’ve created entirely new days that directly counter what Valentine’s is all about. These are days that are for those wanting to avoid the famous day of love, specifically for those that want to enjoy their time being single.
So you’ve been searching high and low on Tinder and OKCupid, looking for that perfect potential match. Now, at last, you’ve organised a first date. Panic! Will you be what they’re looking for? Will they be what you’re looking for? The stress is suddenly very real, and you’re wondering if you shouldn’t just call off the whole thing and avoid potential embarrassment.
For thousands of years, some people have been so desperate to find love that they turned to magic in the hope that a spell or potion on Valentine’s Day will help them meet their future partner. We cannot say whether magical powers are real or not, but we can say that there is a lot to be said about affirmations and the power of positive thinking.
Technology and new perspectives on gender and sex have had a dramatic effect on the laws of love, and it’s not so simple figuring out who pays for dinner and how long to wait to call after you get together anymore.
Dating in the modern age can be a daunting prospect. The truth is you most likely won’t find your future partner at the local bar and you should invest your time and energy elsewhere. Tinder makes it a lot easier and more convenient, but even this seem like navigating a field of landmines. Here’s how to find success with Tinder dating.
Valentines Day is a time to show that someone special in your life just how much you love them, but sometimes we get it wrong. Very, very wrong.
Take a look at some of the most inappropriate Valentines Day gifts ever, and make sure you steer clear when February comes around.