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Etiquette Lesson: The dos and don'ts of Valentine's Day




A florist prepares a bunch of roses as Sydneysiders prepare for Valentine's Day on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. St. Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a celebration of the early Christian Saint Valentinus. From the 18th Century onwards it has steadily transformed into a celebration of romantic love and sentiment in many countries around the world.
A florist prepares a bunch of roses as Sydneysiders prepare for Valentine's Day on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. St. Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a celebration of the early Christian Saint Valentinus. From the 18th Century onwards it has steadily transformed into a celebration of romantic love and sentiment in many countries around the world.
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Valentine's Day is upon us, and while February 14th is usually a time for grand expressions of love, what should you do if you're in a new relationship? Or what should you do if you've been married for decades? And how to do not alienate your single friends?

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To help us out with some dos and don'ts for Valentine's Day, we're joined by Emily Yoffe of Slate's Dear Prudence advice column.