Mr. Valentine, the man who we celebrate today by buying needless things to impress the opposite sex, was not the man we think he was.
He was a player! He had several dozen different women on the go at any one time. He actually vastly improved the economy of his day because he had to buy flowers for 72 women in one day!
He liked it rough, too. He liked women to punch his ballbag and pull his luxurious hair during sex.
One woman actually died having sex with him, simply because he liked to put a firm hand around ladies’ necks while he was on top pumping away.
So yeah, it’s all very nice and cheerful that you’ve all got loved one to ply with gifts on this day, but for fuck’s sake, people…..research the man before hand. Valentine was not a good person. Yeesh.