I had a girlfriend in 7th grade who totally showed me up on Valentine's Day. I thought a single red rose would be a simple, but romantic, symbol of how I felt for her. She showed up with a HUGE card, box of chocolates, and a stuffed doll. You can guess how I felt...
One thing our gifts had in common, though: They were pretty traditional. Most Americans probably think cards, chocolates, and roses for Valentine's. Some write a love song or poem to capture someone's heart; others just take a deep breath and tell someone how they feel, hoping not to get rejected.
But do you think any of this stuff matters? When was the last time you asked someone to dance? Do you think that holding hands is sweet, or do you think all of this is best left to old movies? I want to know... Is romance dead?
Carl Azuz, Anchor