Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
If you're single, here's an idea for you.
People have started a strange trend for Valentine's day, and we can see why everyone's going crazy for it...
What really is the meaning behind Valentine's day?Valentine's day might just be a big corporate scheme, but it doesn't have to be.
It's more than that.
via: Getty ImagesIt's no surprise that card and flower companies exploit Valentine's day for all it's worth, but the day itself happens to have a rich history.
Who is St. Valentine?
via: Getty ImagesIt all started in the third century... With a guy called Claudius the second; he banned his people from getting married because he believed it made his soldiers weeker.
Someone needs a hug.
via: Getty ImagesOne of Claudius' Roman priests - St. Valentine - felt this was out of order, and began marrying the soldiers behind his back.
He did him dirty.When Claudius found out about St. Valentine's betrayal, he was sentenced to jail. Funnily enough, this is where he met the love of his life. Ironic, right?
This was obviously forbidden.
via: Getty ImagesThe love of his life turned out to be the jailer's daughter, which was obviously forbidden.
via: Getty ImagesSt. Valentine was sentenced to death. It's what he did before his execution that created the tradition of Valentine's day.
He sent a love letter.
via: Getty ImagesSigned "your Valentine," just before being executed on February the 14th.
It went on to signify the beginning of spring.
via: Getty ImagesNowadays, it's a way for people to express their love and gratitude for the special people in their lives. And a way for big companies to turn the holiday into a big money-making event.
It's crazy how much people spend.According to the National Retail Federation, people are expected to spend an average of $161 on Valentine's day.
It doesn't just have to be a box of chocolates or a teddy bear.
via: Getty ImagesValentine's day has seen many people around the world celebrate the day in wacky and wonderful ways, to show the people they love that they care.
But what if you're single?Well, that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate Valentine's Day!
In fact, it's a great opportunity to do something for you.Hey, if no one else is getting you a gift, might as well get one for yourself, right?
And if you've just had a breakup ...Valentine's Day can feel super hard.
But San Antonio Zoo has come up with an innovative solution.
via: WikipediaThey're offering customers the ideal single-person Valentine's Day gift - revenge!
The event is called "cry me a cockroach."
via: Facebook"You can name a live cockroach, and we'll serve it up as a snack to one of our animals."