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# Valentines

This year
Opinion: As Valentine's Day approaches, spot the romanticisation of stalking in popular culture
Members of the Active*Consent team take a look at how popular movies can make behaviours like stalking look ‘romantic’.
Recipes: Pastry chef Shane Smith has some seasonal dishes for you to try
If baked cheese and tasty biscuits work for you, you’ve come to the right place.
All time
Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.
# the big romance
7 extremely romantic things my husband does for me - from buying oversized pyjamas to cleaning up sick
When you become a parent, it’s a different set of gestures that set the heart aflame, writes Chrissie Russell.
# love bites
Have a posh night in: Dishes to make when you want to feel fancy (but you've got less than an hour)
From a decadent chocolate mousse, to a simple but delicious main course.
# Valentines
'The flowers will wither ... it's about kindness': Dublin pensioners on the key to a long, happy relationship
The members of Clontarf Active Retirement Association sat down with us for a chat and a cup of tea to share their knowledge.
# netflix and chill
Pick a glass of wine, and we'll give you a Netflix rom-com to watch on Valentine's Day
The perfect combo.
# Valentines
16 red lipsticks to wear if you want to score the face off someone on Valentine's Day
Pucker up.
# morto
This American girl sent a Valentine's text to every random Irish guy she met when here
Two summer’s worth of unknown numbers.
# Valentines
WATCH: Can two people already in a relationship go on a date? employees sat down and settled it once and for all.
# burning question
The Burning Question*: Should men expect a present on Valentine's Day?
Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Love
The Late Late audience was full of single people - and everyone thought they were drunk
There was certainly something for everyone in the audience…
# egg with that
People are deeply confused by this supermarket's Valentine slogan
Come again…?
# going out
Seven actually good things to do in Dublin this Valentine's weekend
No romantic candlelit dinners here.
# Valentines
7 actually good things to do in Dublin this Valentine's weekend
No romantic candlelit dinners here.
# be my valentine
Tesco have truly lost the run of themselves coming up to Valentine's Day
# just the tip
The biggest Valentine's Fail of the day, hands down
We’re all done.
# valentine's slay
7 harsh truths you need to learn about Valentine's Day
# Let's Talk About
What's the most common problem Irish couples want to talk about with a sex therapist?
From the ‘Fifty Shades’ effect to intimacy outside the bedroom, we had plenty of questions when psycho-sexual therapist Nuala Deering dropped by the newsroom earlier.
# True Love
Kildare man plans beautiful proposal, 6 months after 'nearly losing the love of my life'
The proposal was filmed for RTÉ’s Today Show.
# fluffy teddies
Typical Valentine's Day gifts, rated by Irish people
Just a heads up on how your Valentine’s gift might go down.
# my funny valentine
15 excellently blunt Valentine's cards that will tell them how you REALLY feel
Say it with a card.
# Unexpected
Tesco's Valentine's e-card is the least romantic thing ever
Assistance please.
# free love
The Late Late Show are doing a singleton Valentine's edition this weekend
Go for it. What could POSSIBLY go wrong.
# clams
This smutty Valentine's ad from a travel website is terrifically unsubtle
# go on go on
15 uniquely Irish Valentine's cards that tell it like it is
When it comes to romance, we don’t mess around.
# very rosemantic
From 'cosy' to castles: 9 wonderful Valentine's getaways on Airbnb right now
Two weeks to go, folks. We’ve done most of the hard work for you…
# his take
We went speed-dating in Valentine's week. Here's 7 things we learned...
The humanity.
# divorce is in the air
Lawyer offers free Valentine's divorce to the couple with the best reason for splitting
Divorce lawyer Walter H. Bentley III really likes to help unhappy couples part ways.
# Rejected Candy Hearts
8 realistic candy hearts that probably should have been in the packet
Who said romance was dead?
# You go Glen Coco
This Irish school has a 'Love Squad' doing secret Valentine's Day classroom deliveries
Can you feel the love in the classroom?
# curious
Apologetic cat doesn't take kindly to getting the cold shoulder
Well, he tried.
# Bike Shed
My first kiss went something like this...
If you got the shift when you were a teenager, it probably happened in one of these seven places.
# world of celebs
The Dredge: Which stars had a rubbish Valentine's Day?
The very best of the morning’s celebrity dirt.
# i settle 4 u
13 messages you don't want on your Love Hearts
“You’ll Always Have Your Work”.
# Tá tú ceart go leor
5 alternative Valentine's Day cards... Irish style
Give us a shift willyeh?
# Scent of Love
Romance in the air? Sewage plant offers St Valentine's Day tours
A New York sewage treatment plant promises a unique Valentine’s date.
# Old-fashioned love
Steer clear of Divorce Island! Explore a 19th-century 'marriage map'
From the Bay of Delight to the Mountains of Malice – all the landmarks of romance are here…
# Valentines
Four essential questions to spot a weirdo on the first date
The questions you should to ask to help you discover key information about your date.