Sydney radio producer Jana Hocking reveals the ‘lie’ all single women tell about Valentine’s Day
Only one radio producer, 34, reveals the huge “lie” all women tell about Valentine’s Day – so do you agree?
- Jana Hocking thinks anyone who says they hate Valentine’s Day is a ‘liar’
- Triple M producer says critics view vacations as a defense mechanism
- She says she “hasn’t seen” a woman complaining about receiving a gift on February 14th.
- 34-year-old thinks men show affection on ‘V Day’ if they’re genuinely interested
An “eternally single” radio producer accused women who say they “don’t believe in Valentine’s Day” of lying to hide their bitterness of being alone.
Jana Hocking, who works at Sydney’s Triple M station, says opponents view the iconic vacations as a defense mechanism because they are jealous of the couples they love.
The 34-year-old, who writes about her relationships and romantic escapades, says she has “not yet seen” a woman receive a bouquet of flowers on February 14 and complain about it.
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Sydney radio producer Jana Hocking (pictured) accused women who say they ‘don’t believe in Valentine’s Day’ of lying
‘I call it people …[it’s] Complete and total BS! I refuse to believe anyone who says they don’t “believe” in Valentine’s Day. Liar, liar, pants on fire! she said news.com.au.
Ms Hocking – who says she hasn’t had a Valentine for six years – has also offered advice to early-dating women who might question the sincerity of their new beau.
She recounted an unfortunate Valentine’s Day date of 2018 when she went to dinner with a man she had been seeing for a few weeks.
As their relationship was only just beginning, Ms Hocking confessed that she had “secretly hoped” that her suitor would arrive with a rose or some other sign of her affection.
Ms Hocking (pictured in Sydney in 2019) says opponents are blowing up the iconic holidays as a defense mechanism because they are jealous of the couples they love
Instead, he showed up empty-handed in swim shorts with a half-hearted excuse for forgetting a gift: “Yes, I thought about giving you a rose, but I got busy. Sorry.’
Ms Hocking identified her behavior as a red flag and urged other women to do the same.
“Ladies, if he can’t walk by a gas station and at least pick you up a single red rose at the start of a relationship, does he really love you?” No, no, he’s not, ”she said.
Earlier this month, an Australian relationship coach issued a warning about Valentine’s Day breakups, which are more common on February 14 than you might think.
Perth dating expert Louanne Ward said ‘lovers’ day’ was causing problems after the difficult Christmas and New Years period, during which more couples broke up than at any other moment.
December 11 is the most popular day for breakups each year.
“It turns out that many singles are desperate for a date before February 14, their coupled counterparts are desperate to quit,” Ms Ward told Daily Mail Australia.
“Coming out of the holiday season can create tensions and issues which, when left unresolved in the New Year, translate into an increased desire to break up before the mating season really hits its peak.”
Louanne Ward (pictured) rounded up common myths, overturning beliefs that men care more about sex than women and that red roses are the most romantic flowers to give on February 14
Battle of the sexes: how men and women perceive Valentine’s Day
1. Men love lingerie and women love receiving lingerie
Forget the idea that women hate to receive underwear for Valentine’s Day, chosen correctly – it turns out that sexy lingerie is a gift that appeals to both giver and receiver. A word of warning, but guys, there is a difference between chic lingerie and trashy lingerie. Use caution and go chic or sexy over trashy or nerdy
2. Men find it difficult to know “What is the F…”.
By “F” I mean flowers… Red roses may be synonymous with Valentine’s Day, but an overwhelming majority of women (81%) would rather receive their favorite flower than a bouquet of red roses. Oh, and guys, whatever the flower, the effort of going to a florist says so much more than the mere thought of receiving flowers from gas stations ranked among the worst gifts according to women loved.
3. The winner’s words that stand out
Even nailing the bouquet for your partner may not be enough to make Valentine’s Day memorable, with affirmation words remaining the most meaningful “gift” men and women want to receive this February 14th. Over two-thirds of Australians would prefer to be told how loved they are, whether verbally or via a card or love letter
4. It’s almost a tie at the table
It seems that when it comes to dinner, only half of us are likely to be satisfied. Where to eat is a point of contention for many couples any day, let alone February 14th. According to statistics, 51% of men would prefer a romantic home-cooked meal (and best of all, many are happy to cook!). Meanwhile, 50% of women would prefer a chic meal outside. Perhaps finding balance with a home-cooked picnic or a gourmet basket enjoyed in a romantic location could be the key to success for both sexes.
5. Men want sex, women want romance
The majority of women crave romance on Valentine’s Day, and that’s not surprising given that 58% of respondents think women are more romantic than men. In comparison, over 60% of men simply prefer sex. But there’s more at stake than a fun night out in the bedroom, with 50% of women sharing that they’ve ended or would end a relationship that didn’t prioritize love, affection, and romance.
Ms Ward spoke to singles and couples across the country and found that half of Australians surveyed had had an argument with their partner on Valentine’s Day, proving the season “represents a time for reflection and heat conversation for many couples ”.
According to Ms. Ward’s research, the main cause of breakup is lack of romance.
About 50% of women said they had ended – or would end – a relationship if they didn’t (or wouldn’t) make an effort if their partner didn’t make an effort on D-Day.