Valentine's Day Valentine's Day elicits a variety of responses: joy, glee, bliss, and even annoyance. The feel-good day for lovers is also a mainstay for florists and chocolatiers. But every rose has a thorn: For some — the single, and the cynical — it's just another day.
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Stories about the feel-good holiday and the complications of love in this modern world.

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Ukraine's Train of Love

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Ukrainian soldiers' valentines arrive by 'train of love'

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Mix messages: Listeners share the songs that say 'I've got a crush on you'

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From Alt.Latino, With Love

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Ken And Barbie Update Their Status

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Lesbian and gay lovers have new options for Valentine's Day cards, thanks to the California company A Little To The Left. A Little To The Left hide caption

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