Pucker up, Cupid and his bow are looming just around the corner! We don't have long to go before the big love-fest takes over and depending on whether you are single or not, feelings of delight or despair are in the air.
Valentine’s Day can either be a time for love or an excuse to eat a whole box of chocolates to yourself. Everyone has an opinion, but to comment on the general level of angst or passion that is raised by St Valentine, we’ve rounded up some members of our staff here at Digital Window headquarters to share their experiences of this very amorous of holidays.
What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
♥ I had been on a lovely date with a funny and smart guy who had been really great company. At the end of the night he walked me home and I gave him a kiss goodnight – only to find out he kissed like a wet washing machine. Urgh! Such a disappointment.
♥ Was taken to a concert - ‘Norman Wisdom tours Norfolk’
What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received on Valentine’s Day?
♥ My mum sent me some bandages “to help heal a wounded heart” – very thoughtful but rather depressing!
♥ A KFC Mini Fillet Meal...
What’s been your most embarrassing date moment?
♥ I insisted on going halvsies once on a meal – and then my card got declined...it happened again on our next date too!
♥ My first ever kiss was with my first boyfriend and when we went ‘in for the kill’ we both tilted our heads in the same direction and ended up banging heads instead of locking lips! How embarrassing!
Who enjoys a dodgy date? Not us and especially not on Valentine’s Day when the pressure cooker is on full blast! No one can work miracles or offer any guarantees, but by offering your visitors our Valentine's top tips, you will be helping them take their first steps into taking control of their romantic rights and enjoying a cringe-less, successful Valentine’s Day:
♥ Try keeping it simple. How about yourself and your partner to a relaxing spa break? Check out Wahanda’s Top 10 Romantic Spa Breaks for Valentine’s Day and sweep them off their feet…
♥ Go on, make yourself feel special! You are at your best when you feel your best. feelunique have some fantastic deals this Valentine’s day. Use LOVEBEAUTY in the promotional code box at the checkout to redeem the £4 saving at feelunique.com (terms and conditions apply).
♥ Dress to impress this Valentine’s Day! There is 10% Off at Moda In Pelle New Season Collection Exclusive. Get shopping and ensure you leave a lasting impression.
♥ Grand gestures are nice, but not obligatory. Avoid the clichés and mix it up a little. Try having a night in. A bottle of wine and a DVD can be just as romantic as a glamorous candlelight dinner. Pop down to your local Asda and pick up some discounted DVDs leaving you with enough change for a pizza!
♥ If your budget does stretch to something a little more extravagant, F.Hinds are currently offering up to half price off selected lines of Jewellery, Diamonds and Gifts collections while stocks last.
♥ But if you want to make the ultimate impression, why not whisk away your other half for a romantic getaway in the city of lovers. The Marriott hotel is offering fantastic packages in Paris including great rooms equipped with Marriott’s famous ‘heavenly beds’ and breakfast for two.
To view all our Valentine's offers, deals & discounts, visit our dedicated Valentine's category.
When all else fails, here are a few romantic offers you can promote, enabling your readers to treat themselves or show their special someone they really care:
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