The low down on Valentine’s Day from BOSS HQ

Valentines, Galentines, family time, time for self-love…or just Wednesday?! We asked the staff at Boss HQ their thoughts on Valentine’s Day traditions.

Robyn, Model Booker
What is your best/worst Valentine’s Day story?
My first proper boyfriend took me out for Valentine’s Day when we were around 16 – 17. We dressed up to the nines and he took me to a restaurant that ended up being a real golden oldie spot so we were massively out of place and felt super uncomfortable all evening. To put it into perspective the soup starter was 40p! #EarlyBird

What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
Oooo, an sunset meal on the beach in Hawaii

What is your biggest love in life?
My bed! And my boyf Nick ❤

Do you have a favourite love song?
She’s like the wind – Patrick Swayze is a JAM.

What is your favourite romantic film? 
The Notebook is a killer! But favourite feel good rom com is Crazy Stupid Love with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Valentines Day: cute or overrated? 
Cute! I think sometimes we take our partners for granted. I know we should treat everyday like Valentines but…

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Olivia, Junior Division Booker
What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
You look like a parking ticket… because you’ve got FINE written all over you (classic).

What is your favourite romantic film? 
‘True Romance.’ Favourite film ever, love love love! Or, in second place, ‘The Notebook’ – “If you’re a bird, then I’m a bird.”
Valentines Day: cute or overrated? 
Cute! A day full of love is a day to be celebrated. Although I think that love should be shared and celebrated with your lover/partner/soulmate/family/friends EVERY day, so in that respect it’s overrated. If you’re only feeling these vibes once a year then you’re not doing it right!
Rachel, Casting Booker
What is your best/worst Valentine’s Day story?
My mum and dad’s wedding anniversary is on Valentine’s Day, so my sister and I were going out for a meal to celebrate with them but my sister dropped out at the last minute. So I ended up going out with my parents on Valentine’s Day… and getting pitying looks from other diners.
What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
A guy in a club got his mate to speak to me while he pretended to be deaf. I then told him my name in sign language and he panicked. Poor effort.

What would be your perfect Valentines Day?

Something that’s completely the opposite to romantic. So, a night in with friends in lounge pants drinking wine.
What is your biggest love in life?
My sproodle… Photo attached!
Do you have a favourite love song?
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
What is your favourite romantic film? 
Two Weeks Notice.
Valentines Day: cute or overrated? 
Overrated.


Sarah, Senior Accountant
What is your best/worst Valentines Day story?
I’ve never really done Valentines Day, it’s my brothers birthday so it’s more about him.

What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
‘If I could re-arrange the alphabet I would put U and I together.’

What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
Just spending time with my family!

What is your biggest love in life?
My daughter and building or making things.

Do you have a favourite love song?
Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

What is your favourite romantic film?
Sleepless in Seattle

Valentines Day: cute or overrated?
Overrated commercialised rubbish!

Harriett, Model Booker, Lifestyle Division
What is your best/worst Valentines Day story?
My best ever Valentines Day was when my boyfriend had recently gotten a new house. He took me to my favourite restaurant and gave me a Valentine’s card which had a key inside and asked me to move in with him. It was very romantic at the time (and I was suitably awkward of course).

What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
I can’t say that anyone has ever used a chat up line on me, I don’t know what that says about me, but this one made me laugh:
‘Have you got a plaster? Because I hurt my knee falling for you.’

What would be your perfect Valentine’s Day?
Dinner with candles at home and a film on the sofa. Which is exactly what I am doing tonight!

What is your biggest love in life?
At the moment I am reading the Twilight series for the first time so I am going to have to say Edward Cullen! I am hopelessly in love. But don’t worry, my fella understands.

Do you have a favourite love song?
I Won’t let You Go – James Morrison

What is your favourite romantic film?
Notting Hill or Dirty Dancing – I cant decide!

Valentines Day: cute or overrated?
I do think it’s overrated, but I can’t deny that I think its a nice idea to have one day of the year all about love.

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Lauren, Senior Model Booker
What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
Guy in bar: “Polar bear”
Me: “Uh?”
Guy in bar: “Polar bear”
Me: “What?”
Guy in bar: “Thought I’d say something to break the ice”
The struggle is real.

What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
A lie in, cups of tea, a scrumptious homemade brunch followed by a long hike in the beautiful British countryside (Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Wales/Lakes) and ending up in a pub with a roaring fire and a tasty pint of ale/Guinness. My favourite kind of day. However I am at work today so none of the above is possible and tonight we are off to Curry’s to look at kitchen appliances. Who said romance was dead?

What is your biggest love in life?
My boyfriend ♡

Do you have a favourite love song?
‘I can’t help falling in love with you’ The King Elvis

What is your favourite romantic film?
Dirty Dancing.

Valentines Day: cute or overrated?
Cute! Any excuse for more love in the world, my pupils are permanently heart shaped ♡ ♡

Paddy, Agency Assistant
What is your best/worst Valentines Day story?
One year my girlfriend bought me a really nice gift and all I got her was a bag of Skittles.

What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
My perfect Valentines Day would be not at all.

What is your biggest love in life?
My biggest love in life is Annabelle Wallis (she plays Grace in Peaky Blinders).

Do you have a favourite love song?
Right Down The Line – Gerry Rafferty.

What is your favourite romantic film?
Nightmare Before Christmas all year round and there’s a love story in it.

Valentines Day: cute or overrated?
Overrated: I hate anyone that says “boy done good.”

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Jennifer, Accountant
What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
I love love love Valentines Day and for me it’s about spending time with the one you love.  Starting with breakfast in bed and then spending the day outdoors on an adventure together.  My perfect evening would be spending the night in, cooking something special with a glass of something nice (apple juice in a wine glass for me tonight) followed by lots of cuddles.

Do you have a favourite love song?
I have a few favourites but I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis and All of Me by John Legend are both absolutely stunning and melt my heart.

What is your favourite romantic film? 
Dirty Dancing or The Notebook – although The Notebook makes me cry every single time.

Valentines Day: cute or overrated? 
It’s definitely cute! It’s the thoughtful things that matter and who doesn’t want an additional day to be made to feel extra special?

Amanda McMylor, Agency Manager
What is your favourite romantic film? 
Love Notting Hill and Love Story.

What is your biggest love in life?
My loves in life are my husband Big Mac and the ankle biters we created.

What is your favourite romantic film? 

Songs that mean something, Elvis – Just Pretend, Sam Smith – Stay with Me and Delamitri – Driving with the breaks on.
Valentines Day: cute or overrated? 
Love should never, ever be overrated!

Alex, Social Media Coordinator
What is your best/worst Valentines Day story?
In year 9 a boy bought me a big box of Ferrero Rochers. I was buzzing but then my guitar teacher noticed that the security tag was still on and he’d obviously nicked them!

What is the best/worst chat up line you’ve ever heard?
The worst was ‘What’s your t-shirt made from? It feels like girlfriend material.’ Wow.
What would be your perfect Valentines Day?
I like a chilled date somewhere that’s an inside joke. Like tickets to a band that you both love to hate! Or bingo!
What is your biggest love in life?
I’m lucky to have a very close family as well as friends who have been there for me through a lot of heavy stuff! So I’ve got to say them – proper soulmates.
Do you have a favourite love song?
Liam Gallagher’s new album is giving me all the feels but that’s probably just because I fancy him.
What is your favourite romantic film?
Submarine. Romance with a comedy edge.
Valentines Day: cute or overrated?
CUTE! You don’t have to buy in to the commercialised, tacky vibes – make it your own!

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