Loving Valentine's Day or dreading it? - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Loving Valentine's Day or dreading it?

Loving Valentine's Day or dreading it? (Raycom Media) Loving Valentine's Day or dreading it? (Raycom Media)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Are you loving Valentine's Day or do you dread the day designated for couples?

"I'm going to meet a young lady that just knocked me off my feet,” says Jim.

Jim is looking forward to the special day. He just met someone at St. Johns Cathedral’s Mardi Gras celebration earlier in the week and is picking up flowers at 12th Street Florist downtown for their very first date tonight.

"How romantic and I said as soon as I saw you on the telephone two hours ago. I said the first song that came to mind was this magic moment,” says Jim.

 Being in love could cost you big bucks. Valentine's Day is a multi-billion dollar business. For people like Naji Pasha says he doesn’t mind pampering his loved one.

"Bringing some flowers, getting ready for Sunday. Going to dinner, movie,” says Naji Pasha.

At the Greater Cleveland Aquarium their doing Valentine's day with a twist calling it Anti-Valentine's Day, yes couples are welcome but they want to leave the pressure of the traditional day at the door.
 
"If you celebrate it, it's fine. If you don't it's fine,” explains Taneshia.

One couple that’s been dating for a little more than a month says they wanted to come to the Anti-Valentine's Day event to do something
different.

As for Jim, he’s  is hoping he's found his true love.

"I'm going to give her an opportunity to go to brunch with me after church on Sunday. Let's see what happens,” says Jim.

According to a survey 53% of women say they would break up with their significant other if they didn't get anything for
Valentine's Day.

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