In my view

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Valentine’s day has been and gone, and to be honest, I barely noticed.

I spent my day travelling up to Aberdeen with a car full of eager (and questionably dressed) darts fans who were intending spending the day in the pub before heading to watch the Premier League darts matches at the AECC.

I, on the other hand, spent the rest of the day catching up with two friends. Doesn’t sound very romantic, but for me it was the perfect way to spend the day.

I don’t get to spend as much time with my friends now that we all have jobs, so it’s nice to get a gossip and swap stories over what we have been up to.

I have never really been one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I see it as a bit of waste of money. Especially given that it’s not that long after Christmas.

Perhaps if I were being very honest, the truth would be it’s quite difficult to buy a romantic gift for men. They don’t tend to appreciate flowers, chocolates or cuddly toys.

I’m not really all that romantic either. My best Valentine’s memory was watching Aberdeen play Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup at Pittodrie (before it was the Europa League).

The only thing I like Valentine’s day for is the excuse to go out for a meal. Thankfully this year I made sure I was able to secure dinner for another night prior to playing chauffeur for the darts - I’m unromantic but not stupid.