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An Irish man hangs around a forest with some roses - no doubt awaiting his Valentine's Day present. Shutterstock/taramara78
burning question

The Burning Question*: Should men expect a present on Valentine's Day?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)


There’s no escaping it.

Restaurants will be booked-out, florists will be sold-out, and jewellers will be doing a roaring trade all day today as people snatch up last-minute gifts.

But should men expect to receive gifts from their wives and girlfriends today – or should all of the traffic be going in the other direction?

We had a (slightly) heated debate in the office – and there was no clear consensus.


So what do you think?

Obviously, other combinations of romantic couples are available in 21st century Ireland – but in one that’s 50% male and 50% female, what are the rules?

As always, tick a poll option here or join in the raging altercation in the comments section below.

Poll Results:

Men should get gifts too (7804)
Women only (2593)
No interest/no opinion (1687)
Bah, humbug (1321)

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