Why Do People Break Up on or Around Valentines Day, and How Do You Handle It

Sara Davison | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The sad and rather ironic fact is there is always an increase in break-ups around Valentines Day. At a time when many couples are planning a romantic evening, buying each other cards and celebrating their love it seems strange that this is a peak time for splits.

The Darker Side of Valentines

Professor Martin White | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Professor Martin White

Just as we do today, lovers in Ford's day, and in his plays, saw the heart as the symbol of love, but also as the core of our being, where we hold our most profound feelings.

Is Getting a Valentine's Day Card From Your Child Cute or Creepy?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

Contrary to my assumption, at the playgroups I went to, many children (well, only girls) were being encouraged by mothers to make cards for their fathers. The thought of getting a Valentine's Day card from my daughter makes my skin crawl.

Why a Man Should Plan Valentines Day

Caroline Brealey | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

There are many awkward moments in the early days of dating. From the heart stopping moment you don't recognise them as they look way older than their dating picture (and not a thing like Bradley Cooper goddammit) to the moment the waiter slides the silver platter with the bill between you both.

Planning to Propose on Valentine's Day? Here Are Some Tips...

Simon Glazin | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there must be many men (and some very modern women) who have a diamond-filled ring box ready to be opened, along with THE question of their life. But where to pop the question? And what with? There's some planning to do it seems, even before thinking about the actual wedding.

Valentine's Day - Love or Singleness Burnout?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

If the need for closeness is making itself known in your life, be aware that burnout can also find a foothold. Yes, you can burn-out on the absence of the personal in your life. Burnout feeds on starvation, so any area of your life that is feeling deprived can be fertile ground for burnout.

'Game of Thrones' Star Aidan Gillen in New 'I Draw Slow' Video

Peter McGuire | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Shot in Dublin's Hacienda pub, the idea for the Valentine video was put together within four days. Director Hugh O'Conor played the song to Gillen, who quickly signed up to feature in the video.

Slow Down!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Try meditation to help you slow down - to spare your heart and cardiovascular system from wear and tear due to stress. When you practise meditation, the awareness of your breathing or bodily movements becomes enhanced.

An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Parker

It's a question as old as time: do you eat out for Valentine's Day or brave the kitchen yourself in a foolhardy attempt to impress your partner? On the one hand, if you dine out, you won't burn your kitchen down, desperately scraping ashen steak chops off the oven walls as your love weeps into her napkin.

14 Valentine's Day Lessons We Can Learn From Stock Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Whether you're planning a date or looking for gift ideas, Valentine's stock photos have got some handy tips for everyone......

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Screw Up Another Valentine's Day

Suzi Godson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...

True Romance: Four Things Your Girlfriend Actually Wants For Valentine's Day

Liz Marie | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Every woman is different. Personally, I can't stand flowers simply because I always kill them. I'm just not a flower loving gal. I'd rather be wined and dined with a hearty red and a cheese plate the size of my head. Brie is my love language. When you're in a relationship with a woman, you should know things like this about her.

Dining Out in Red Leaf, Glasgow

Raj Gill | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

Saturday night, we are child free, it is Valentine's weekend, should we hit the town, or stay in? Decisions, decisions!! Hit the town of course.

Valentines, Always... Marriage, Never

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Frost

As St Valentine turns up to warm the cockles of our hearts once again, thoughts invariably turn to warm fluffy bunnies, doves cooing in harmony, flowers, chocolates and lots and lots of love. Which is all well and good... just as long as marriage doesn't figure anywhere in this lot.

WATCH: 22 Crazy Marriage Proposals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Going down on both knees one knee this Valentine's Day? Looking for some inspiration when it comes to popping the question with style? Well, look no f...

Made For Each Other: 13 Fantasy Celebrity Couples

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

We're a romantic bunch here at HuffPost towers and have taken to playing cupid with our favourite celebrities. After fashioning a bow and arrow fr...

VALENTINE'S: Top 10 Films To Get You In The Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

It's often hard to muster up the courage to partake in the commercial farce that is Valentine's Day with any real sense of passion but there could jus...

VALENTINE'S: Couples Who Found Love On Set

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Valentine's Day is here again, and while some of Hollywood will be celebrating their successful love lives, some former A-list lovers will simply have...

INTERVIEW: Lawson Want To Be Taken Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I've been making love in the past and then our song will come on shuffle and I'll have to turn it off," says Lawson's chiselled lead singer Andy Brow...

Five Tips on How to Attract Love on Valentine's Day

Marina Pearson | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

If you find yourself without a date, its time for you to do five loving things for yourself on the day so you can attract love into your life. Become the person that you want to attract and there is nothing more sexy for a man, when he sees a woman who is brimming with confidence and self love for herself.

VALENTINE'S: How To Break Your Engagement With The World Watching...

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

If you've suffered the horror, possibly humiliation, of a broken engagement, take comfort this Valentine's Day - you're not alone. And, very possi...

PICTURES: Quirky, Bouncy And Hairy: Valentine's Day Around The World

Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Valentine's day is a romantic holiday celebrated across the world, with lovers exchanging gifts, sharing supper or for more courageous folk, revealing...

PICTURES: Valentine's Day At The Zoo

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK

The only polar bear on public display in the UK received a Valentine from a secret admirer today. Walker inspected the giant red love heart, scente...

WATCH: Is This The Most Romantic Scene In Cinematic History?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Oh, those funny, clever and no doubt handsome people at The Poke. You've surpassed yourselves with this little Valentine's gem. Yes, if you though...

Think Your Valentine's Day Is Bad? Check Out Misery Bear's (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Having a miserable Valentine's Day? We bet it's nothing compared to Misery Bear's. Yes, our little furry friend may have written a Guide To Love......