Who said romance was dead?
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—Valentine’s Day is the worst.

At the risk of sounding bitter and hyperbolic: Excluding candy companies and Hallmark, I’m 110 percent sure nobody in the world actually enjoys Valentine’s Day. This is a hill I am more than willing to die on. Is Big Flower a thing? I bet they’re in on this too.

First, we’re expected to partner up with whoever’s nearest like we’re at a middle school dance. Weird, but OK. But then we have to get dressed up, go to a fancy restaurant, and eat something fancy that we wish was a burger?

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I think I speak for all of us (meaning everyone in the world), when I say that February 14 is a nightmare.

Luckily, White Castle exists to take SOME of the pain out of it.

This year, like it has the last 28 years, the fast food chain is taking Valentine’s reservations.

"Valentine's Day has become a longstanding tradition that is very special to many of our customers and team members across the country," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle, in a press release. "Many Cravers have shared stories with us about meeting the loves of their lives, or forming lifelong friendships at our restaurants, so we look forward to hosting this special event every year to help our fans build even more memorable moments."

This ain’t your average fast food affair. They’re pulling out all the stops: Guests will enjoy hostess seating, tableside service, and festive decorations.

"Every year, reservations fill up quickly at most of our Castles," Richardson said. "We encourage Cravers everywhere to book their reservations through OpenTable, or contact our regional offices, as soon as possible to ensure they are able to join in on the celebration. This is the ultimate way to celebrate with your favorite Craver on Valentine's Day – and we're excited to also offer a limited edition, romantic touch for those fans who would like to experience a White Castle Valentine's Day at home via our delivery partners."

Due to the popularity of the event, White Castle is offering another romantic dinner on February 15.

See participating locations here.