It’s that special day of the year again when cheesy-ass, loser couples everywhere ruin love for all of us. Happy Valentine’s Day, people. Don’t get me wrong, we’re all for love. But what we don’t seem to be very good at is stomaching the outlandish declarations of love that this randomly picked calendar date somehow coerces us to make. We happen to have a different approach to romance.

Here are 20 beautifully honest ways to tell your special someone just how much they mean to you. ‘Cause everybody knows that honesty is the most romantic policy. Phshh.

You’re welcome. Have a magical day of love, ya filthy animals. Bhagwan tumhari jodiyaan salaamat rakhe!

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