Stories of Love on Valentine’s Day

by Feb 14, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A day devoted to love and letting people know that you care.

Where do you stand on the day of hearts and flowers?

Do you get giddy over the romance in the air, the sound of all those cheesy love songs and the chance for a special night on the town or cuddling by the fire with your significant other?

Or are you someone that decries the corniness of the day or its commercialism, standing firmly on the side of the argument that you don’t need a special day to express your feelings for those you love?

Or perhaps you fall somewhere in between, choosing to celebrate some of the traditions of the day?

Love is All Around

The love that’s all around me And so the feeling grows
It’s written on the wind. It’s everywhere I go.
So if you really love me – Come on and let it show

Songwriter: Reg Presley
Love Is All Around lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

However – and with whomever – you celebrate, today is a day for love stories. If you feel the need for stories of love, here are some collections to get you in the right frame of mind. On Valentine’s Day or any day the mood for romance arises.

Grab your hankies, your comfort food, your glass of wine, your cozy blanket, your favourite person, your animal companions and/or anything else that helps you set the mood, and settle in for a good cry or laugh, whichever makes you happy.

Stories of Love

Essays & Short Stories

17 Cute Short Love Stories That Will Make You Smile

25 Modern Love Essays to Read if You Want to Laugh, Cringe and Cry

50 Great Articles and Essays about Love and Relationships

Books

The 10 greatest love stories in literature, from The Fault in Our Stars to A Single Man

The 27 Greatest Romance Novels to Read In Your Lifetime

Movies

40 of the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Movies

50 Best Valentine’s Day Movies You Can Watch Online In 2020

Podcasts

The Best Love Story Podcasts (2021)

The Modern Love Podcast: 10 Episodes to Get Your Heart Beating

Other ideas

25 Fun Things to Do on Valentine’s Day for a Memorable and Romantic Night

10 Valentine’s Day Activities for the Anti-Valentine’s Day Couple

What is your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day? Share your tips in the comments.

Here’s to LOVE, in all its many forms.
And here’s to you having the day of your choosing.

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Educator, Artist, Storyteller

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