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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Valentine's Day

Stories about the feel-good holiday and the complications of love in this modern world.

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If you can't find pennette, use the small bulging crescents that are chifferi, or regular elbow macaroni, instead. Courtesy Random House hide caption

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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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A Little To The Left

Illustrator Sophie Blackall drew the picture of two strangers sharing a bear suit from a "Missed Connections" ad posted on Craigslist in New York. Sophie Blackall hide caption

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