This is for the young lovers out there... just to show you how high the dating bar has been set by Doctor Stephen Strange.
Cards? Candy? Flowers?
Not good enough.
Try summoning up an emissary from a hellish domain so you can hook up with your lady love.
And THAT is just the beginning.
Guys, gals... let me ask you:
How do most guys show their girlfriends that they love them? *
A card? Flowers? A Box of candy?
And if their object of affection is someone that they have lost contact with, how do guys go about hooking up with their long-lost love?
A Google search? Facebook? Classmates.com?
When Doctor Strange found that he could wait no longer to search for his lost love - CLEA - who had been sent into an interdimensional limbo (by the Ancient One who was seeking to protect her from the wrath of the Unspeakable UMAR the Unrelenting), Strange pulled out the stops and called forth the Herald of Satannish, from the deep chasms between worlds, with a rhyme that puts your lame Hallmark card to shame.
Of course, Satannish's minion does not help Strange to find Clea any further than this, and it's up to Doc to travel through dimensions with Victoria Bentley (because, only with another mystic female can Strange pierce the spell by which Clea is protected - of course, making an awkward love-triangle in the process) to then battle against Dormammu to rescue CLEA (and, of course, Victoria as well, who had also been captured)!
Doc had to USE Victoria Bentley to help him rescue Clea.
That is because NOTHING makes your GF know just how much you love her than if you screw over another woman, one who loves you and worships the ground upon which you walk, in order to hook up with her.
Of course, once Strange gets Clea to Earth, in the process of trying to set her up in an apartment and help her start her life, he has to run through the gauntlet of; Lord Nekron, the Sons of Satnnish, Tiboro, Ymir and Surtur and an evil doppleganger!
All this takes place between Doctor Strange v1 171 - 178 and Avengers vol.1 # 61
So, guys... if love is on your mind this St. Valentine's, don't complain if you have to show a little effort.
Remember, it could be a LOT worse.
* Of course, this goes the same for any romantic couple;
I'm not biased.