YouTube has a special place in its heart for Valentine's Day. After all, it registered its domain name on Valentine's Day 2005 (the now-Google division was acquired by the Internet giant in 2006). To celebrate the Day, on Thursday, YouTube released a set of video playlists, ranging from "the most viewed proposals of all time" to the "top cheesy love songs."
In a statement, YouTube said:
This year, we canoodled with some of our partners and our Trends Manager Kevin Allocca to find the right videos for romantics and eye-rollers alike.
All the single ladies (and gentlemen) may want to sharpen their A-game by studying our worst pickup lines list and the science of love lessons, which teach the essentials, such as how to stay out of the "friend zone.”
And for those who spend today counting the hours ‘til the 15th can play our break-up ballads at full blast and bask in some schadenfreude while taking in marriage proposal fails. On second thought, if you’re pondering the merits of popping The Question today, you might want to check that out, too (don’t say we didn’t warn you).
Valentine's Day is a day of lovers, but some -- including hacker group Anonymous -- don't appreciate it. Not all of the videos that you will find among YouTube's playlists are full of love; some are full or rejection and angst.
Witness, for example, the embedded video below, where a man proposes to his girlfriend in a mall in Cincinnati, Ohio, only to be rejected. He gets back at her, though; he throws the ring on the floor in front of her after she turns him down.