Your Favorite MTV Couples Spell Out The Truth About Love

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In spite of what “The Parent Trap” might lead you to believe, love isn’t as easy as a chance summer camp meeting, and not everyone’s romance is spelled out in the stars. For most, keeping a relationship alive involves hard work and compromise, and even then, it’s never a sure thing. That being said, the most exciting facet to the official annual celebration of love — Valentine’s Day — is that there’s no blueprint for a perfect way to spend it, and anyone can observe in any way they please. Just ask the MTV crowd!

From Lauren Conrad and William Tell, who decompress from wedding-planning stress by getting in touch with their childhood roots, to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jionni LaValle, who are lucky if they get a two-second window to kiss while taking care of their adorable son, Lorenzo, MTV’s lovebirds are NOT of a feather, and are as different as they come. Take a look at all the different things they’ve taught us about L-O-V-E in this series of Valentines, and whether you’re with your one and only at a restaurant or single on your couch this Friday, here’s hoping you have the luxury of eating chocolate-covered caramels ’til you puke.

Imperfect match Chris and Shanley of “Are You The One?“:

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Lauren Conrad of “The Hills” and her fiancé, William Tell:

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Sadie and Austin of “Awkward”:

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Ali and Aleeah of “Teen Mom 2“:

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Snooki, Jionni and Lorenzo of “Snooki & JWOWW“:

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Photos: MTV and Sharpshooter Images/Splash News