Day 172: Valentine’s Day

“It’s here again. February 14. The day when your relationship status is not just a matter for Facebook but the subject of public scrutiny from friends, colleagues and well-intentioned relatives. Yes, Valentine’s Day, the supposedly most romantic day of the year when couples feel intense pressure to demonstrate their love for each other and normally carefree singletons are meant to make like Bridget Jones and worry about being alone forever drinking wine in their pyjamas. Whether the thought of it brings you out in a cold sweat or a warm fuzzy glow, you might wonder why this particular date has become synonymous with romantic love. The roots of the annual celebration, like all good tales, is bound up in a series of lies, myths, embellishments, and a small grain of truth.” To read more click here

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