It's a lot easier on the laid-back West Coast! I gave out almost two dozen of them within a very short time, and people glowed and laughed and thanked me! One lady was a bit defensive at first, thinking I was targeting only lonely-looking people, but she thawed a bit when I said they were for anyone! Another couple chased me down afterwards and asked me why? So I explained that it was a tradition to Spread the Love a little bit. Another ricketty old man, sitting alone, was really happy to get one, but only after I assured him that there was “no agenda” and “no cost” behind it. I gave out about five to girls in a hair salon, who squealed and “oooo-ed” for a bit. Another to a guy at a kiosk, and a sunrise broke over his tired and bored-looking face.
Afterwards three friends from uVic joined me, bringing dozens of packages of home-made cookies, which we gave out to all the buskers and street people that we could find (there are many of these in Victoria because the weather is so warm).
A great way to spend Valentine's Day :)