I don't know why on earth the British have a reputation for being stuffy, unemotional, or unexpressive. But apparently - according to TLOML and other Americans - it is so.
Proof of the Brit's ability to make a grand romantic gesture can be found at our local Marks & Spencer.
One aspect of our international reputation that is, perhaps, well earned, is that of a nation of animal lovers.The dog crazed men of Chelsea aren't the only ones who think it's nice to get their pet a Valentine's Day gift.
So I guess we'll just have to save our romantic gestures for one another. I'm off to M&S to buy a chicken parmo.