In case you missed it, last Sunday was Valentine’s day, the most romantic day of the year, and we are happy that many of you bought a cute onesie for Valentine’s. Saint Valentine is the patron saint of engaged couples but his origins are not so cuddly and romantic. He was a Roman priest imprisoned and martyred for performing weddings for Roman soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians who were persecuted under the Roman Emperor Claudius back in third century Rome. He supposedly fell in love with his gaoler’s daughter and sent her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine’ just before being executed on February 14th. Other related trivia: X has come to mean kiss because for much of history most people couldn’t write their names so they signed with an X and kissed it. It is said in Chaucer’s time, young men and women drew names to see who would be their Valentine. They would then wear the name chosen on their sleeves – hence “to wear your heart on your sleeve”. St Valentine’s Day is also infamous for the “massacre” which took place in Chicago in 1929 between rival mafia gangs. Anyway, on lighter notes, not everyone was lucky enough to receive a cute onesie for Valentine’s but, as reported by The Telegraph, thanks to Spotify we can see what are the most popular songs on Valentine’s playlists. At number one its Marvin Gaye’s smooth Sexual Healing, followed by Adele’s version of Make You Feel My Love and at number three is Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. Reddit asked its followers to suggest Valentine gifts for men and it’s an eclectic mix as you can imagine including a Darth Vader adult onesie. But one Reddit user, chrisflynn85 believed to be from Pennsylvania, may not have had a great Valentine Day celebration. Chris shared an image on Reddit with the header: ‘This is my wife’s “don’t f****** touch me I’m on my period” outfit.’ It featured his poor wife doing her make up in the bathroom dressed in a fleecy snowman dressing gown, baggy pyjama trousers and fluffy socks. Hopefully his wife has a sense of humour and is not easily embarrassed as that post notched up more than 2 million views along with almost 2,000 comments. Chris later commented, “Sh*t didn’t realize this would get so many upvotes…. If she sees this, pms is going to move to defcon 1”.
We hope he bought his wife a cute onesie for Valentine’s day to show his love.