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This brilliant guest article is from our friends at Durham Rose

Ahhh, the Valentine’s Day proposal. It has romance written all over it. The problem is that it’s so flipping romantic that it can easily turn into a corn-fest. It’s hard to make the occasion yours. It’s even harder to avoid repeating cliché after cliché, until this magical and pivotal occasion becomes a pastiche of itself. So, what do you do? Sink those feet into an ice bucket and hold your horses for a less romantic day? No! Of course not! You just need to take a few precautions to get things right.

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! (Yes, as a wedding blogger I can officially say that to everyone I know and I don’t think I’ll be in trouble – I love you all.) I’ve jumped very firmly from “I don’t do Valentines” into embracing the occasion with everything I’ve got, and can’t wait for a lovely romantic afternoon and evening. (But you’re not invited… 😉

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A lovely love story – click the image to read about Donna and Paul’s wedding

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

So what are your plans? Are you going out? Staying in? Celebrating your last Valentine’s Day before you get married? Or maybe you’re a first-time wedding blog visitor (because he proposed over breakfast – in which case congratulations!) – I hope you have the loveliest Valentine’s Day no matter what you’re doing.

There are always newspaper features and stories with a bit of an anti-Valentines focus on the 14th of February – fair enough: it’s not the best day if you’re single. I also understand the argument that it’s an excuse for Hallmark and the likes of Clintons to sell cards. Bah humbug…

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Of all the press releases which come flooding into my inbox every week, there’s only one I’ll always read and enjoy. The boys from Socked write some genuinely funny blog posts I’m very pleased to be able to share with you. And today’s raises a little chuckle… it’s not necessarily true (feel free to argue by commenting below!) but you might just, possibly, know a guy who fits today’s guest blog. Sit back and enjoy! Here’s the question:

Are men genetically predisposed to miss those important anniversaries?

Men are more likely to miss significant dates such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays thanks to the way that they store memories, according to research.

Instead, they are more likely to know the names of World Cup winners, the make and registration number of their first car, and the kind of useless information that wins pub quizzes.

According to researchers, men use different genes to women when they come to make connections needed to store long-term memories, making men better at what they term “tactical” memories such as travel directions; while women tend to have “emotional” memories, such as special dates and anniversaries.