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Ditch the chocolates. Pass on the Champagne. And, turn off Love Actually. 'Cuz we've got the most awwww-inspiring Valentine's Day entertainment you'll need. Whether you're single or settled with an S.O., you can't deny the power of a heartwarming love story (especially this winter). And, we've got 15 for ya. Yep, we stalked the streets of NYC to find real-life couples keeping the hope alive and bringing romance back to Gotham City. You know those starry-eyed cuties holding hands while they walk down the street — the ones you sort of love to hate. Let's give them a break from the eye rolls just for today and get into the spirit of St. Valentine's Day.
No, that's not a tear in our eyes. It's just sunny in here. On second thought, we'll take the Champagne.
Click through for 15 adorable, real-life love stories from the Big Romantic Apple.
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