By Gregg Lipman:
It’s Valentine’s Day, which got us in the mood for -– you guessed it -– love. In particular, brand love. We went out to the street and performed a down-and-dirty survey to find out just what brands make us weak in the knees, who is worthy of a long-term commitment, and who we want to break up with.
Here’s what people had to say:
Brand You’d Buy A Drink
Pinterest. You’ve been hearing all about her for a few weeks now — she’s the girl on everyone’s lips; she’s the next big thing. But is she really as cool as everyone says she is? After one drink, you’re sure to find out.
Brand You’d Take Home For The Night
Twitter. It’s destined to be a brief encounter (no more than 140 minutes, tops), but it’ll likely be pretty fun while it lasts. He’s certainly hot right now, but you wonder if he’ll be around in five minutes — let alone five years.
Brand You’d Kick Out The Next Morning
Wal-mart. The night before, you were wooed by all the talk of mega-this and mega-that, of all the low prices and special offers. But the next morning, you realize: sometimes bigger is not always better.
Brand You’re Most Likely To Bring Home To Mama
Chrysler. He’s got All-American good looks, wholesome values, solid parts, diehard attitude and undying loyalty. Plus, he’s proven that he can come through a crisis with flying colors, and regain his footing as a leader. Mama will call him a “stand-up guy” (like Clint Eastwood, the guy who voiced his recent Super Bowl commercial).
Brand With Whom You’d Like A Fling
JetBlue. You don’t have an occasion to see her all the time, but when you do, it’s always a whirlwind experience. She always seems to be thinking of just the right things to do and say, and who cares if she’s always on time or not…there are always plenty of things to do and see while you wait.
Brand You Want To Marry
Apple. He’s smart, he’s cool, he’s stable, he’s ambitious, he’s successful, he knows who he is, and he’s always trying to better himself. He loves to have a good time, but he’s not so slick that he’s going to fail you in a time of need.
Brand Whose Kids You’d Like To Have
Whole Foods. She always has your best interests in mind and wants to make the world a better place. She’s eco-conscious and truly cares about the next generation. Her idealism sometimes comes at a high price, but she’s so good that you’re willing to take the leap with her.
Brand You’d Take To Couples Counseling
Tylenol. After last year’s recall fiasco, you found yourself untrusting of her, after many years of having her be your go-to gal. She did right by you forever, but then she fell off the wagon, and you found yourself questioning the whole relationship. But if she got her act together, you’d probably go back in a heartbeat.
Brand You’d Like To Break Up With
Verizon. After years of spotty customer communications (or lack of communications altogether), you’ve had enough of his lies and unreliability. In fact, he’s sometimes so hard to reach that you might have to send him a text message to let him know you’re splitsville.