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Hilarious Ways Not to Screw up Valentine’s Day

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Each February, we’re told that if we really care about our honey, we need to show it with our wallets.  If he doesn’t buy you artisanal chocolates, red roses, and silk lingerie, then he clearly doesn’t really love you.

What bullshit!

Showing our affection in less consumerist ways is pretty awesome since it sticks it to the man and besides we’re broke.  A DIY approach is great – just so long as you don’t fuck it up. So we’ve put together this handy guide for you.

Good Idea…Serving breakfast in bed

Photo credit: Fiona Henderson

Photo credit: Fiona Henderson

Bad Idea…Cooking breakfast in bed

Photo credit: www.veronicavangogh.com

Photo credit: www.veronicavangogh.com

 Good Idea…Making your own Valentines

Photo credit: Sarah Murray

Photo credit: Sarah Murray

Bad Idea…Making them out of a real heart

Photo credit: Matt Preston

Photo credit: Matt Preston

Good Idea…Writing a love song

Photo credit: Ace Armstrong

Photo credit: Ace Armstrong

Bad Idea…Singing about your ex

Photo credit: Seth Sawyers

Photo credit: Seth Sawyers

Good Idea…Making chocolate covered strawberries

Photo credit: Karyn Christner

Photo credit: Karyn Christner

Bad Idea…chocolate covered straw

Photo credit: Dr. Colleen Morgan

Photo credit: Dr. Colleen Morgan

Good Idea…dressing up in a thrift store teddy

Photo credit: kchoos

Photo credit: kchoos

Bad Idea…dressing up like a teddy bear

Photo credit: Kenneth Freeman

Photo credit: Kenneth Freeman

(Unless you’re into that.)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe

Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe

Fayette is a freelance writer and Co-Founder of My Love Ninja, an OkCupid profile makeover service. She rewrites people's profiles to help them put their best foot forward and find love. Her debut novel, "The Deception Artist" was published in North America in March 2015, by Roaring Forties Press. She loves hanging out with friends, cooking, and seeing staged readings of new plays.