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Dates and activities all can enjoy
- S h a r e a meal at Olive Garden. -Go ice skating. -Watch “The Artist.” -Snuggle up for a movie.
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-Cook a meal together. Share the cost of the groceries. -Gather your friends together for a karaoke night at your fa- vorite establish- ment.
-Get a deal from Groupon or LivingSocial for an activity for two or for a group of friends. -Gather the group together for a video game or board game night at a friend’s house. -Create your own homemade Valen- tine’s Day cards and hand them out to your friends.
F un Relationship quiz: Love, lust or loser?
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a. Safe, secure and sexy. b. Physically attractive. c. Like pulling my hair out.
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Valentine’s Day by the numbers
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