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The ancient story behind Valentine's Day is more brutal than romantic

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Some people love it, the thought of spending a whole day expressing their love; but others can not wait for the 15th February when all chocolate is half price...

Oh, Valentine's Day. Couples spend their savings on gifts, and singles look for an excuse to not feel lonely, coining the terms "Single Awareness Day" or "Friendship Day".

St. Valentine is said to be a priest from Rome who lived in the third century AD and could eternalize his name forever.

He was imprisoned and sentenced to death for his crimes.

During his time in jail, Valentine fell in love with his jailer's daughter, who visited him in prison.

Records show as early as the 1600s in Great Britain, lovers were exchanging handwritten notes and gifts on Valentine's Day. We should love on any day of the year.

According to the the History Channel, no one can be certain which story is true, but most often Saint Valentine is considered a romantic hero of the Middle Ages.

Chaucer, as in The Canterbury Tales writer, may have actually been behind Valentine's Day.

The number of these candy hearts produced each year is approximately 8 billion.

Love, Lucy is the New School Free Press' weekly advice column, where editors provide thoughtfully researched solutions to questions about love and life.

Junior Jason Bilsky replied, "It's a day to show someone that you love them, so yeah, definitely". Today, over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day in the U.S. alone. Then, bundle up, pack a picnic.

The church tried to change the focus of the holiday from sexual license to chaste romantic love.

Men purchase about 75 percent of all the roses sold in the U.S.at this time every year. I wish you all find the love of your life, and recognize and cherish it till eternity. Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy for the couples out there.

When did Valentine's Day become commercial?

And with fiery, brilliant diamonds and stunning gemstones you will take your partner's breath away. Women buy about 85 percent of all valentines.

You always know how to make me feel precious and attractive! And he told them, "That's the part she'll love the most!". Be original. People say it is a day for expressing love.

But what to do if you are single? It is fun to try something new together, on a day meant for togetherness.

We are here to tell you some of the insane and interesting facts about the V-day that may startle you and change your perception about the Valentine's Day. Treat yourself to a spa or a long bubble bath, take a long drive, meet with an old friend. From misery-laden punk rock missives to furious takedowns of erstwhile other halves, these ten tunes run the gamut when it comes to sticking two fingers up at love. For example, free time, no compromises on the home front, less responsibilities, etc. "It will be hard for you to hang out, talk about your dating life, etc. without jealousy and territoriality creeping in", says Armstrong.

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