When my friend Lyndsay told me last year that her now-husband proposed to her on Valentine’s Day, I all but laughed. Cheesy, right? Well, I thought so, but I’ve never celebrated a Valentine’s Day in my life, so who am I to say anything?

Until that moment when she announced such craziness (or rather what I regard as ‘craziness’) I thought the only people who got engaged on Valentine’s Day were characters in really bad romantic comedies. I also thought that no wants to be a character in a really bad romcom. Or maybe some people do? Like I said, I’m not really into the whole thing because with a heart as black as mine, it’s difficult to be concerned with anything that celebrates the L-word.

However, getting engaged on the big V-Day seems to be more common than I thought. Although I’m not sure why, I just read an entire article on how to propose on Valentine’s Day. Between tips on how to pull it off without a hitch as well as creative ideas on themes and technique, I was completely dumbfounded that I had not only stumbled upon this guide, but that it exists and there were probably men reading it and taking notes.

Tell me your thoughts on the subject. I’d like to think I’m not the only black heart out there.

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