Love is in the air! Or is it? For many it might be the mostly eagerly awaited day of the year and for others a day of dread or simply nonchalant acceptance. It would perhaps take the most hardened traveller to not wince at the sight of cuddly, puppy-eyed lovers walking hand-in-hand or perhaps sharing an intimate moment when they think that the world ceases to notice them. If you are single and ready to mingle it might require nerves of steel to get through the day. We, at native planet, bring you a guide to navigate the treacherous waters of love and be afloat at the end of the day.
Fancy flower shops
Flower shops could be also spelt as nuclear radioactive zones for the singletons. For one they will be crowded like anything with people buying blooms for their sweethearts. If you want to avoid the sight of gooey-eyed teenagers and 'first-time lovers' lining up to choose 10 different blossoms to 'say it all' steer clear of these places.
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There are a lot of waterfalls around this place and if you thought you will escape the woes of a solitary heart by sitting beside some waterfall and contemplating in silence and reflecting on the vagaries of life, forget it. That's not going to happen! Avoid if you don't want to come across love-struck couples lost in each other's arms.
It would have been one thing if the candles were oozing with the light of you and your beloved's love but sadly that is not the case. Point taken, we hope.
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A strict No. It ranks on the same scale or even slightly higher than the radioactive zone category. Any and every park bench or corner behind some shady tree will turn into a mush-mush zone on V-day.
So you thought escaping out of town to the new resort that nobody knows about is going to help you? Turns out, a few dozen couples had the same idea and that 'secret' resort is not really the best kept secret.
Well, if you have been to the movies, you would know. The hero and the heroine meet atop some iconic building or just the tallest building in town with the sun setting behind them as they embrace and mentally fly off to some cloud nine of their own. Thankfully, we don't have too many such buildings around but still you might want to avoid roof-top restaurents and the like.
If you are the religious type, well, even the supreme lord can't help you it seems. Religious places will be choc-a-bloc with lovers seeing the blessings of the almighty to seal their love in the bonds of eternity.