Posts Tagged: ‘Valentine’s Day’

The Onion, fake news site extraordinaire and one of my favorite places on the entire Interwebs, celebrated Valentine’s Day with some hilarious headlines like, “Girlfriend Just Wants to Have Low-Key, Laid-Back Valentine’s Day Fight This Year” (don’t we all?!) and “Mother Considers Son ‘Quite the Little Casanova’” (don’t we all?! wait.). It even offered readers tips for spicing up this most special of non-holidays, such as “Greet him at the door wearing nothing but his dead wife’s clothes.”

But it was hard to get a kick out of that comedy gold after watching its lead Valentine’s Day video, “Devoted Abuser Stops By Girlfriend’s Office To Deliver Surprise Threat.”

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Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a Valentine’s hater, Julie and I have quite the episode for you today. Prepare to have your mind blown as we explore the daring, disgusting, weaponized, cannibalistic and marathon lovemaking ways of slugs and snails.

Your human romance and love making will feel hopelessly vanilla by comparison.

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You’re probably not at all surprised to learn that Holly loves Valentine’s Day. After all, it is pink and sparkly. But even though it’s supposed to be about love and happiness, it’s a particularly contentious holiday. We talk about why (and some ways to make it less stressful).

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It’s Valentine’s, and this reef says “I love you.”

See? How it made itself into the shape of a heart all by itself, to let you know it cares?

You’ll find this lovable reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the Whitsunday Islands. If you ask me, the Whitsunday Islands sound pretty ideal …

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Americans are expected to purchase more than 140 million Valentine’s Day cards this year. Although you can count me among the recipients of those store-bought cards — I found an especially lovely valentine, along with some chocolate and other treats, perched atop my laptop this morning — as a sender, I like to go old-school and make my own. And if you have about 30 minutes and a few supplies, you can too!

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I can’t really fathom the concept that there are people out there who have spent every last Valentine’s Day of their lives ensconced in the arms of someone they adored, so if you’re one of those whose love life is currently in a holding pattern and you’re hating it, take heart! Not only are there legions of other singles out there wishing they had hot dates too, many more people (single and otherwise) are sick of the whole affair and just wish the V Day would die already. It’s by no means a universally beloved holiday, so don’t let it get you down. But if you are feeling blue by how much red and pink is around, here are some ideas for how you can still have a great time on Valentine’s Day while single.

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Although I have little to no interest in Valentine’s Day this year, I couldn’t help but giggle my way through an “Entertainment Weekly” image gallery called “24 Rom-Com Clichés We’d Retire” the other day. I laughed (and snarked) heartily throughout, but I felt a tiny pang of disappointment as the gallery ended. I’d been clicking in search of the one cliché that I thought had to make the list, but when I found it missing, I had to go in myself.

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Special days abound in a couple’s relationship. There are birthdays, anniversaries, official and unofficial holidays all offering the perfect excuse to spoil the one you love, even if just a little. But Valentine’s Day holds special significance for many. As the (arguably) most romantic holiday of the year, it’s the time many of us are most challenged to come up with the perfect present. Need some hints to point you in the right direction?

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Dinner on the town is a common way to kick off Valentine’s Day festivities, but it’s certainly not a necessary activity for the night. There are lots of other romantic angles a couple can corner in order to have a romantic evening. Find out more about them in this blog post.

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Guys, if you’re single and having anxiety attacks about spending Valentine’s Day alone, then do I have some sexy science advice for you! To pique a woman’s interest, you don’t need to wear your heart on your sleeve and make a grand romantic gesture. Instead, just ask her to hang out in a casual enough setting that she won’t be able to decipher whether it’s a date or not. In other words, play hard to get because according to a new study in Psychological Science, women like guys who are indifferent toward them (which explains so much and so little at the same time.)

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