Let us set the stage for you: It’s Saturday night at a solid-booked restaurant. You and your beloved stare into each other's eyes while a violinist quietly serenades you in the background and the candles on the table slowly burn lower. Just as you think nothing could be more perfect, the waiter drops the Valentine’s Day special: a slab of meat pressed into the shape of a heart. Every romantic tingle in your body just shriveled up. Maybe it's funny or maybe you will end up going home alone and changing into sweatpants. Unfortunately, the accepted wisdom on Valentine's Day is that heart-shaped food is charming in every iteration, but there are always winners and losers. Here’s a list of dos and don’ts.
Pizza – Do
Pizza is good because it’s the Anti-Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day dinner. It says, “yeah, we love each other, but we don’t have to show it by spending 50 percent more on dinner than we usually do.”