I'm a great believer in love as a wonderful health tonic. Love makes the heart beat stronger, and sends flushes to your skin that no amount of wonder creams can match.
But Valentine's Day has somehow put a lot of pressure on people. Guys feel obliged to buy a big bunch of flowers for their girlfriends _ oh no, one measly rose just will not do! Gals are on edge to see whether they will get any surprises from their beaus, and all hell breaks loose, accompanied by buckets of tears, if the hapless guy forgets the big day.
Shopping centres and flower shops thrive on this special day of love. People are buying teddy bears and bunny rabbits and all sorts of cuddly toys for their friends. And if you're lucky enough to be earning a six-digit salary, then you'll be expected to presenting your lady with some diamond jewellery. Austrian crystal just will not do, no matter how sparkly!
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