Idle Vice's Mrs Smith has the answer for blokes.
"For at least the first Valentine's Day with someone, you have to front up with goods. If you don't, you look like a cheap, clueless bastard... It doesn’t have to be flowers, but if you don't give her something that will make her friends eyes pop out with envy, the relationship will be over within a fortnight.Thoughts may at this moment run wild.
If it's not the first, however, then Mrs Smith says don't bother, "as the occasion is an American vulgarism that really should not be encouraged." And if you haven't already ordered the flowers, you're stuffed anyway, she says. In which case then, there's always beer.
Any advice for the ladies? Or from?
UPDATE 1: I love MikeE's comment below:
Personally I like Clark's suggestion of carbon neutral govt.UPDATE 2: Cactus Kate has V-Day advice for, well, all of us. I won't be taking mine.
I'm assuming we achieve that by shutting the government down.