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Across the Pond

On Valentine’s Day, he has history on his side

DUBLIN — My wife will either shrug her shoulders or come looking for me with a rolling pin for what I’m about to say in respect to Valentine’s Day, but here goes: What’s love got to do with it?

I’m with Tina Turner on this topic. You may think that a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers is a symbol of your indisputable love for a significant other. In reality, though, both are simply elaborate get-out-of-jail cards for use at a later date in your relationship.

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