Valentine's Day

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On Valentine's Day, a Big First for Australia

No other prime minister has gotten engaged while in office before Anthony Albanese

(Newser) - Who knows how many people proposed or got hitched this past Valentine's Day , but one name in particular stands out: Anthony Albanese, Australia's first prime minister to get engaged while in office, reports Reuters . "She said yes," Albanese wrote on X after his successful ask, showing...

Best, Worst States for Singles
Best, Worst States for Singles

Best, Worst States for Singles

Florida came out best in Wallethub's ranking

(Newser) - Single on Valentine's Day? If you're looking for love, you might be better off in another state, according to Wallethub . The site ranked the states using indicators including the number of restaurants and other dating venues per capita, the proportion of single adults, and, since more money equals...

Loveland Is Having Its Big Day
Loveland Is
Having Its Big Day

Loveland Is Having Its Big Day

Colorado town has stamped thousands of Valentine's cards every year for nearly 8 decades

(Newser) - Love is in the air—and the mail—in the northern Colorado city of Loveland. Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world route their Valentine's Day cards to "Sweetheart City" to get a special inscription and the coveted Loveland postmark. The remailing tradition has...

Not-So-Sweet News for Chocoholics
Not-So-Sweet News
for Chocoholics

Not-So-Sweet News for Chocoholics

Cocoa prices have skyrocketed, so get ready to open that wallet a little wider

(Newser) - It's the day for chocolate and roses, and at least one of those things is looking to set you back more this year. As NPR reports, the cost of cocoa, which is kind of a key ingredient in the aforementioned chocolate, has been skyrocketing—and basically doubled in the...

The Tale of the Valentine's Day Bandit

A tradition powered by the late Kevin Fahrman carries on in Portland, Maine

(Newser) - Since 1976, residents of Portland, Maine, have awoken on Valentine's Day to find bright red hearts plastered everywhere—on church steeples, construction cranes, and a military fort accessible only by boat. In many ways, it's like a late Christmas or early Easter. "Children and adults alike go...

Your Ride to the Airport on Wednesday Could Get Tricky

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash won't offer rides to or from airports in 10 US cities in protest for fair wages

(Newser) - Looking to catch a flight on Valentine's Day to visit your love? You may not be able to count on catching an Uber or Lyft to the airport, depending on where you live. That's because drivers for the two ride-sharing apps, as well as for food delivery app...

Love Letters From an Ex? Turn Them Into TP

Company offers chance to turn 'heartbreak into toilet paper'

(Newser) - Harboring bitter feelings toward your ex? Recycled toilet paper company Who Gives a Crap has a unique way to flush away those feelings this Valentine's Day. According to UPI , they've brought back a campaign that prompts people to mail in old love letters, which they'll turn into...

Fox News Anchor Drops V-Day Bomb During Show
News Anchor
Drops V-Day
Bomb During
in case you missed it

News Anchor Drops V-Day Bomb During Segment

Julie Banderas is getting divorced, she announced on 'Gutfeld!'

(Newser) - Greg Gutfeld hosted a Valentine's Day special on his late-night talk show on Thursday, though it took a decidedly unromantic turn he maybe wasn't expecting. Before the program, guest panelist and fellow Fox host Julie Banderas teased online that she had "a little announcement" she'd be...

India Declares Feb. 14 'Cow Hug Day'

Government says 'dazzle of western civilization' is eroding Hindu traditions

(Newser) - India's Hindu nationalist government is urging the country's 1.4 billion people to turn their backs on Valentine's Day and hug a cow on February 14 instead. In a statement issued earlier this month announcing "Cow Hug Day," India's government-run Animal Welfare Board said...

Cracker Barrel Wants Couples to 'Say Yes' There

Chain's Valentine promotion: free meals for a year to 5 couples who record marriage proposals there

(Newser) - Some venues are letting you name cockroaches after your ex for Valentine's Day. If your relationship is still going strong, however—so strong that you're getting "forever" vibes—then Cracker Barrel has a tempting proposition for you. CNN Business reports that the restaurant and gift shop chain...

Zoo's 'Cry Me a Cockroach' Promotion Is Back for V-Day

To, er, celebrate Valentine's Day, San Antonio Zoo will feed a roach named after your ex to an animal

(Newser) - If you're not especially looking forward to Feb. 14 due to a recent breakup, one Texas venue has a promotion that could help mitigate the pain with a little old fashioned spite. The San Antonio Zoo is once again hosting its "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser , with all...

ATF: Turn in Your Ex for a 'Valentine's Day Surprise'

'Valentine's Day can still be fun even if you broke up'

(Newser) - ATF doesn't stand for "affection, tenderness, and flowers"—and the agency definitely isn't feeling romantic this Valentine's Day. In a tweet Monday morning, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives urged people to turn in former partners involved in illegally buying and selling guns....

White Castle Says Feb. 14 'Fine Dining' Is Off This Year

Chain is offering takeout 'Love Cube' instead

(Newser) - Bad news for anybody who was relying on White Castle to provide a romantic atmosphere for a Valentine's Day meal this year: The burger chain says its annual "fine dining" experience at selected restaurants, which includes reservations, table service, and plenty of Valentine-themed decorations, has been called off...

Sheriff's Office's Offer 'Too Sweet to Pass Up'

Valentine's post has drawn laughs and criticism

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff’s office is giving people a chance on Valentine’s Day weekend to show their former lovers they’re still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants, the AP reports. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a “...

First Lady Leaves Valentine's Day 'Surprise' for America

Dr. Jill Biden scattered hearts with uplifting messages across White House lawn

(Newser) - We're not yet sure what President Biden got Dr. Jill Biden for Feb. 14, but we know what she got for the rest of us. America woke up Friday to see what the first lady's press secretary calls "surprise Valentine messages," in the form of giant...

Law Firm Offers Most Unusual Valentine's Day Gift

You'll get a free divorce if Powers Law chooses you as the 'winner'

(Newser) - It may seem too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, but if you're considering a divorce and looking to save some cash, this might be just the time. CNN reports on a decidedly unromantic offering in honor of the upcoming Feb. 14: a free divorce, courtesy of...

A Valentine's Day Shooting With a Real Housewives Link

3 wounded at Georgia's Old Lady Gang, owned by Kandi Burruss of 'RHOA'

(Newser) - Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover...

How Much People Plan to Spend on Valentine's Day

Gen Xers expected to spend the most

(Newser) - When it comes to Valentine's Day, members of Generation X appear to literally buy into it more than other generations. A survey by Compare Cards pegs the average outlay among all Americans at $142, with men ($249) far outpacing women ($57). But the generational breakdown shows big differences, notes...

$199 Gets You Valentine's Shoutout From Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer
Is Getting His
Own Show

Sean Spicer Is Getting His Own Show

In the meantime, he's selling personalized messages for charity

(Newser) - Sean Spicer is going from one TV show to another, with the former White House press secretary set to launch his own cable news show next month, reports Page Six . But since he has some time to kill, Spicer is offering to send a personalized video message to your special...

Zoo Offers Up a Little V-Day Revenge for the Lovelorn

For $25, you can name a mouse after your ex, watch it get fed to a snake

(Newser) - The San Antonio Zoo is getting in on the trend of Valentine's Day revenge , offering to name a rat after your ex and feed it to a snake. The feast goes down Feb. 14, with a $25 charge per submission. Or you can go the $5 route and name...

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