Nothing beats finally changing your Facebook status from ‘Single’ to ‘In a relationship!’ Now you can declare your love over Facebook Messenger too. Facebook Messenger is rolling out new love features today — yeah, that sounds creepy. The features include many love-centric animations. There is a catch. You have to actually be “In a relationship,” in Facebook’s eyes, in order to use them. Does being in love with red wine count? (Source: Mashable)
Taiwan Pedestrian Signs Get Sentimental
Cities around the world have been changing up their street signs, often to raise cultural awareness. Just in time for V-Day, Taiwan unveiled couples for their pedestrian signs.
The new signals show an animated red/stop man proposing to his girlfriend, while the animated green/go man is holding his girlfriend’s hand. Not only is this a way to attract attention to safety, but county mayor Pen Men-an said the new design emphasizes that the “country is filled with love.” (Source: BBC & ChannelAsia)
How Costly Is Valentine’s Day?
Tis the season of love and crying wallets. The average American spends roughly $512.02 on Valentine’s Day, according to Bankrate.com. The breakdown of their surprising calculations includes a dozen roses ($41.66), a heart-shaped box of chocolates ($15.11), fine dining for two ($80.46), a bottle of champagne ($51.51), and diamond earrings ($323.26). These extravagant gifts may not be the norm for most, however, it represents a solid estimation of the total cost of Valentine’s staples. (Source: Entrepreneur)