Valentine’s Day disasters: ‘I bought her a pager. It was the creepiest Valentine’s present in history’
It’s Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than sharing your excruciating memories of the least romantic day of the year. Or so say, Guardian writers
Links roundup: Valentine’s Day on the Guardian
"Love is an ecosystem. You can’t neglect it, exploit it, strip-mine it, pollute it, and wonder what happened to the birds and the bees.
"It’s time to re-think love."
Jeanette Winterson writes on re-claiming love on Valentine’s Day.
But of course that’s not all we’ve got for this global celebration of all things mushy and romantic - here’s a roundup of what’s on our site so far today in honour Saint Valentine:
“Last summer I ventured into Cif belief and noticed a commenter there that had the same views as my own. She was full of confidence as she posted. Naturally, I would look out for her posts as I did with other commenters I came to respect over the following months, catching glimpses of her personality as she debated the topic at hand.”
“Today – and the day after and the day after that – remind yourself, and your partner, of all the good and extraordinary and lovable things about them.”
Some choice Valentine’s Day candy:
(and if you don’t want to see all this romantic stuff - just turn off the button:
“I ❤ romance. When I was about 17, I cycled 10 miles across London at 3am to declare my undying love to a girl I fancied but who didn’t fancy me. A modern-day recreation of the balcony scene in Romeo & Juliet would surely – I reasoned – win her round. Sure, it was way creepy. Sure, she lived in a basement. And, sure, it turned out she was with another boy. But I’m a die-hard romantic, and you will have to rip my heart out before I renounce such gestures.”