Martel Maxwell says she is unlikely to be heading out tonight for a Valentine’s Day meal with her partner.
The Dundonian Homes Under the Hammer star wrote in her weekly Tele column: “I may have met the man, but given he would rather watch Dancing On Ice on repeat (a far better analogy than sticking pins in his eyes given he’d much rather the latter) than sit in a restaurant full of couples feeling the need to show love because it’s in the calendar, Valentine’s Day still means staying in.
“But that’s OK.
“In fact, I too could think of nothing worse than paying inflated V-Day menu prices, giving the couple next to me an embarrassed ‘you too?’ smile while waiting for a meal to be served by staff run off their feet.
“Celebrating is surely for those still trying – on first or second dates or without wee ones and who wouldn’t choose an extra hour’s kip over a red wine head.
“There’s a certain romance to not trying – or at least on a specific date declared as special for everyone.”