Dating advice: How to deal with Valentine's Day

Every year on 14 February, chocolates, flowers, gifts and cards are exchanged between loved ones around the world, all in the name of St. Valentine. But do any of us even know who St. Valentine is anymore or have we just got caught up in another 21st Century ‘Hallmark holiday’?

Treat your Valentine to a Divine day

Are you looking to spoil your special somebody with something a bit more meaningful this Valentine’s Day? Forget the clichés; flowers have been done and teddies are for kids. Instead this Valentine’s is all about delicious chocolate with a heart. So why not win over your loved one with some grown-up fudge and smooth milk praline hearts from Divine Chocolate?

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Whether you’re planning a surprise getaway or a romantic evening at home, we have some clever suggestions that are sure to please this Valentine’s Day...

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Virgin Holidays is offering up to 40 per cent off beach breaks booked before 15 February. The savings are on mostly non-European breaks, with the biggest savings to be found on islands in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean. For instance, seven nights at the Palms Resort in Barbados are available for just £485 per person, while a seven night half-board stay at the Coin de Mire hotel in Mauritius is just £899 per person. Both trips include return flights.

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