Valentine's Day: A few tips from the heart

WHETHER you’re single or loved up come February 14th, there are certain things you should bear in mind to help the day go more smoothly. Check out these dos and don’ts for Valentine’s Day. 

♥ Establish what it’s all about - It’s no secret that some people love Valentine’s Day while others view it as a day designed to con us out of our hard-earned cash. If this is your first Valentine’s with your partner, it’s important to find out what they think about the annual event.

♥ Don’t contact your ex - Romance is in the air, so for all you single guys and girls it is perfectly understandable that your mind may drift to love. However, although the temptation may be strong to get in touch with your ex (or that person you’ve been lusting after), just don’t do it! 

♥ Don’t overanalyse - Don’t analyse every word, gift and gesture from your partner to decipher hidden meanings, and (if it happens) don’t take a rubbish gift on Valentine’s Day to heart.

♥ Do make it last - To really make the most of the day, get up a bit early and start the day with breakfast in bed or a quick text during the day (or slip a note in with their lunch) to let them know that you are thinking of them and looking forward to your plans later.

♥ Do be creative -To really avoid the hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day, it can help to think outside the box and plan something a little more creative. Try planning something a little less generic like a home-cooked meal or a picnic. As Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, why not throw your inhibitions aside and partake in some after work drinks and karaoke! 

♥ Don’t boast about your plans -People don’t really want to know if your perfect match is taking you to the movies and a candlelight dinner. Hop off Facebook and enjoy each other’s company! Your partner will be grateful for your undivided attention, as will your single friends.

♥ Just relax, it’s just one day.

Did you know...

THE origins of Valentine’s Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270.
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