I forgot about St Valentine's day!

According to a rumor doing the rounds on the Internet, the day after Valentine's day is the worst day for break-ups.

Accordingly, many match-making websites see an increase in the number of women, usually, who subscribe to their services.

The number one reason for this is that their so-called significant other totally ignored them on Valentine's day!

Isn't that amazing?

This is why: "The one day that gets more notice about being in love, sharing love, and taking a shot at increasing your romance quota, is totally ignored by many men."

I think that this could be a scream for freedom from guys who either get fed-up with their lovers, or simply take them for granted.

What does it take to woo back the woman you have worked hard to snare?

If you have played the fool, and ignored all those heart shaped messages at the grocery store, the laundromat, the gas station, then you probably need to get your eyes checked. Definitely, have your sensitivity quota checked as well.

Here are some simple ways to make an impact or an impression on the woman you are trying to win back.

One, try to remember one thing that made her lit up when you surprised her with it. This is going to be a toughie so work hard at it. It is much easier to hold on to the bird you know than to go out and have to hunt another one all over again. The thing is, if you can't remember what Valentine is all about, you are going to have to dig real hard to come up with an answer.

Two, don't use excuses as to why you didn't do anything about Valentine's day. The only thing you can do that will make a difference will be an apology. Sincere!

Three, treat her as if she is the last woman on earth for you. Which she probably is. Work hard on this. No wandering eyes when she is around and make sure that's not just for the short term.

Four, treat her as an equal. Not as a pal, or as a long lost relative. Treat her as you would think a woman you love should be treated. If you don't know how to do this, then buy a book and read all about it.

Five, women live at the emotional level a lot more than guys do. If you try to treat her as a soldier and give her marching orders, or ask for action reports, you are going to see someone desert her post as fast as she can. There's no getting away from this. If you need to brush up on how to get around this, read a romance novel. They aren't very difficult to read. Even a child could do that.

Six, a good friend is hard to find, a good lover and friend are a miracle. If you have found one, then you should do all you can to make sure she is a keeper. But, she will stick around if she can see that you work at making her feel special, and not just like any other of your pals.

Seven, don't wait for the woman of your dreams to walk out the door for you to realize you had something great there. Let her know right now how much you value her. Maybe she will give you another chance.

Relationships aren't all that hard to maintain if you do all you can to make them work. Sometimes though, it's gone beyond the turning point. When that happens, all you can do is learn from the experience. Don't blame yourself or the other person. Blame it on your lack of knowledge and go and don't do it again.

Wishing you the very best!