'It's a bit like Christmas': We ask Brummies what Valentine's Day means to them

It's Valentine's Day and we visited Valentine Road in Moseley in Birmngham to ask people in the neighbourhood about how they will be marking the day of love and romance
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Many of us will be treating a special someone in our lives for Valentine's Day this year. It means everything to some, and nothing to others. I'm here today on the streets of Moseley in Birmingham to find out from people what they like to do for the occasion.

Shian says: “Valentine's Day for me is someone just remembering about when you meet someone and keeping that sparkle going. I usually give and receive a card. It's nice to think that there's this kind of thing in the world, that's my opinion.”

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Susan says: “My husband and I are rather romantic, we enjoy Valentine's Day. We always buy each other a card, even though we know they are from each other. We usually go for lunch or dinner and I typically send my children a chocolate heart just to acknowledge our love for them. Romance is great, enjoy it.”

Ziggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s DayZiggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s Day
Ziggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Ziggy says: “Valentine's Day is a bit like Christmas, it's a lovely time. People used to send anonymous cards in the name of St Valentine. I don't know if people still say St Valentine, it might offend some so please don't be offended!

"But no, it's a corruption. It's a nice idea but if you love somebody, you should love them every day. You don't need a specific day to show your feelings. You should just do it all the time and if you receive a Valentine's card it's a bonus. Just show love.”

Gurinder says: “Valentine's Day, I'm single. People often say it's just another day but I suppose it would be great to have... I don't know. It's a day for friends and for me, just another day because I don't have a relationship. I have sent cards to people I had a crush on in the past.”

Ziggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s DayZiggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s Day
Ziggy from Birmingham lets us know his thoughts on Valentine’s Day
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Well whether or not you're lucky in love don't let it get you down too badly as it's still a great day to show care and appreciation to the people around you. If you are in the mood for romance though there are a load of speed dating events coming up around this romantic time of year including at The Cocktail Club on the 27th and The Box at Brindleyplace on the 21st - and what a better part of the city for romance than beautiful Brindleyplace.

There's also a romantic walking tour offered by Opatrip here in the city called "Love Stories of Birmingham" that offers insight into some of the most romantic stories Birmingham has to offer. And with the huge range of restaurants available in Birmingham if you do find romance you'll never be too short of options for treating that significant other to an idyllic and intimate evening.

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