We’d never spoken before the 14th. As we sat on the bus, he passed me a box of chocolates and a card with a handwritten poem scrawled inside – and just like that I had my first boyfriend.
We were in Year 7 and it lasted two weeks before we decided to break up (over text), just in time for the Saturday disco.
The ending might not be happily ever after, but there’s a lot we can learn from little 11 year old Isaac this Valentine’s Day.
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Swallowed up by the romantic dinners, extravagant gifts and in-your-face-soppy social media posts, the real meaning of this day of love – to tell your crush you fancy them – has been forgotten. (And by ‘real meaning’ we mean what you did in high school, obviously.)
According to new research from eHarmony, 52 per cent of people who have a crush are ignoring the opportunity of Valentine’s Day to let them know for one reason only – a fear of rejection.
As a result, over a quarter of singles now regard the holiday as a day just for couples rather than a chance to spark their own new romance.
Singles, it’s time to claim it back.
The time has come. Image: Paramount Pictures.