Married or single, young or old, everyone seems to have an opinion on Valentine's Day.
You might think it's just a load of hogwash, or it might be a distressing reminder you're still searching for the one, but if you are looking for ways to avoid the romantic overload of Valentine's Day, this is the place to start.
So whether you're boycotting the occasion or determined to treat February 14 as just another day, we're suggesting some Anti-Valentine's activities you can do in and around Chester this weekend - and we guarantee there won't be a love heart in sight.
Attend the Chester anti-frackers 'Bye bye i-Gas celebration party'
Energy company iGas recently announced it won't be test drilling for coal bed methane in Upton or Mickle Trafford , much to the delight of anti-fracking protesters. To celebrate, they're holding a ‘bring and share’ party at the pavilion on Wealstone Lane, Upton, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm on Valentine’s Day.
Have a rousing game of laser storm
Because what else says Valentine's Day than an exciting laser tag team game of 'hide and seek' inside a dark, pulsating and misty 3-level play arena?
You can find Laser Storm at Unit 5 Grange Park, Grange Road, Chester, CH2 2AN or by calling 01244 377229.
Jump into thin air at Go Ape
It might be called the Leap of Love but there's nothing lovey dovey about jumping into thin air from a platform up to 18 metres high at Go Ape at Delamere Forest. To book, visit www.goape.co.uk
Watch Goosebumps at the cinema
Forget chick flicks, go and see the American 3D fantasy horror comedy film which combines live action and computer animation based on the hugely popular children's book series from the 90s, which has just hit cinemas.
Audition for a play about netball
Chester playwright Gail Young is holding open auditions for her latest offering, Bouncing Back, on Valentine's Day. It's based on the fast-paced world of netball in the run up to the Netball World Cup coming to Liverpool in 2019.
For full details of the production team, auditions and the roles for both men and women check out the Tip Top website at www.tiptopproductions.co.uk
Visit far flung Asian islands - right on your doorstep
Explore the wonders of Sumatra and the Monsoon Rainforest without travelling any further than our very own Chester Zoo.
The largest indoor zoo exhibit in the UK is home to Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and Sunda gharial crocodiles. There is so much to do here, you'll probably to forget what country you're in, let alone that it's Valentine's Day.
Find out what it's like to take a tour of the Islands here
Go to a literature festival
Between February 13-19, Chester Town Hall will be awash with activities and events as authors, illustrators, TV stars, scientists, coders and even a beatboxer come together to make up the festival’s most interactive line-up ever - the Wayword festival.
The festival’s theme is adventure and there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the world without leaving the Town Hall.
Have a Chinese at one of Chester's top restaurants
Never mind a candlelit meal, treat yourself to an oriental buffet at Chester's finest Chinese restaurants, based on Trip Advisor reviews. The full list is here .
Fly a bird of prey in Chester city centre
Get to grips with some of the most spectacular birds of prey in the grounds of Chester Cathedral, as demonstrated here by falconry manager Tommy McNally.
You can see owls, falcons, hawks and even vultures called Tinker, so if you fancy something different, it's worth a visit. And it's open seven days a week. Find out more here