Even Celebrities Aren't Immune To Valentine's Day Pressure
As the new hit song, "Pray for You" (above) tells a tale with an honest and humorous take on break-ups, this time of year is often no laughing matter for those of us treading the waters of relationships. According to a national survey by Yahoo! Personals, 4 out of 10 couples break-up from January 1st to February 14th, during what is now dubbed, National Break-Up Month. As if there wasn't already enough pressure with Valentine's Day!
Jaron Lowenstein, author and musical frontman for Jaron and The Long Road to Love, knows a thing or two about long-term celebrity relationships coming to an abrupt end, having dated Kaley Cuoco from Big Bang Theory, and Joanna Garcia from Reba, Gossip Girl for over two years each.
Jaron tells Technorati about his views on romance and Valentine's Day
"It's the one day a year where the thought doesn't count. Is it really special to get flowers from a guy when society tells him every five minutes, 'Hey Dummy go get your girl flowers and champagne.' Isn't it better for a guy bringing flowers on Tuesday, just because it is a random Tuesday?"
"Pray For You," driven by fans as the most requested song each day at major radio stations, showcases the hazards of love and heartache. When asked why this song has resonated so well across the country, with both men and women. Jaron says:
"This is not just a Valentine's Day song, but an any time of year song. It also wasn't started or pushed by some major label or organization. I would love to take the credit for its success, but honestly this is something fans want and they are the ones calling radio to have them play it. Having seen what 'fan power' can do when motivated and the limits are removed, just ask Simon Cowell and his X-Factor song losing out as Christmas' number one single to Rage Against the Machine song that was 17 years old and based on a Facebook campaign."
Referencing the early 90's hard rock band and their Christmas anarchy campaign which upset victory against the Simon Cowell's/X-Factor machine, where they sold almost half a million single downloads in a week to overturn the industry standard.