Feb 14, 2014 8:45AM

'Love Birds' Shot By Renee Carey

Valentina + Jayson, Mateja + Sammy, Kurt + Josh, Noni + Trent and Shenay + Loz.

You don't have to be seeing someone to get high on love this Valentine's Day. Even if the day itself is completely meaningless to you, there's no denying that love is a very many splendid thing. All you need is love etc. Because we're lovers, not fighters, we asked five other sets of lovers to talk about love. In particular, to talk about their main squeeze and why they love 'em. See the gallery above for some loved-up inspiration from some of our favourite couples; Valentina + Jayson, Mateja + Sammy, Kurt + Josh, Noni + Trent and Shenay + Loz. Bless them.

 
Mateja + Sammy
 
How did you meet? 
Mateja: We were successfully set up by a mutual friend and the initial introduction took place at Chingalings. 
Sam: We met through my good mates girlfriend, Bianka. It was at Chingalings. Who would have thought the romance would start at the bar that I always drink at? She was very shy and I really liked her straight away.
 
What's your favourite part of your partner's body?
Mateja: His permanent abs.
Sam: Everything! Although I really love her nice white teeth, especially because there are a couple missing! I think it's really cute. And she has the most beautiful green eyes.
 
Song most reminds you of the other person?
Mateja: 'Hold On We're Going Home' by Drake because he is always singing it or humming it. I think that song is just permanently embedded into both of our brains. 
Sam: All 90's RnB female groups. She loves that genre and I'm just quietly into it as well!
 
What are you getting them for Valentine's Day (if anything)?
Mateja: You mean aside from the fact that he can have me in any way he desires? I found this naughty hentai (anime porn) card in Melbourne and I wrote him something cute and decorated it with stickers and included valentines day themed origami that I folded. 
Sam: It's a surprise. There will be amazing food, flowers and plenty of booze.
 
What's the best part of being with them?
Mateja: The best part about being with Sammy is that he makes me feel like magic and we don't take ourselves too seriously, we are always being silly and having fun with one another. 
Sam: Fun and excitement! Travel and adventure. Happiness.
 
What's the other person's most annoying habits?
Mateja: Sometimes he gets really controlling in the kitchen when we are making a meal and will try and stop me from participating in the cooking process, which is so annoying. The other thing I hate is when he goes on skate trips and sucks at replying to texts.
Sam: Scratching. And always having a plan. 
 
If the other person was an animal, what would they be and why?
Mateja: Sammy would definitely be an Australian dog like a blue heeler because he is loyal, hard working and the best companion just like the puppy. 
Sam: A beagle. Because she is very loyal and intelligent and knows how to sniff out a situation very well. And the cute factor of course.
 
Describe the other person in 5 words?
Mateja: Bravest, silliest, hottest, dopest and most fun boyfriend ever I love him with my entire soul. 
Sam: Gorgeous, intelligent, driven, feisty, mine!
 
 
Valentina + Jayson
 
How did you meet? 
Jayson: I had her and a couple of our mutual friends over to my house at the time but we were both seeing other people… 
Valentina: I met him once when he had people over at his warehouse, but I was too shy to talk to him.
 
What's your favourite part of your partner's body? 
Jayson: Her bum and eyes.  
Valentina: There’s no part of him that i don't love :)
 
What song most reminds you of the other person? 
Jayson: Clams Casino 'I'm God', because thats how she makes me feel. 
Valentina: 'Sir Psycho Sexy' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
 
What are you getting them for Valentine's day (if anything)? 
Jayson: Big cuddles and a bouncy ball. 
Valentina: A nice card and another Grateful Dead shirt.
 
What's the best part of being with them? 
Jayson: Getting to wake up to her pretty head and the way she loves me :) 
Valentina: Waking up to his cute face everyday. I also feel like being with him has taught me to be more confident and to be myself, I was a lot quieter and shy when we first met. 
 
What's the other person's most annoying habits? 
Jayson: She fucking mumbles like no one I've ever met. 
Valentina: Most days he doesn't wake up before 12pm!
 
If the other person was an animal, what would they be and why? 
Jayson: She would be a unicorn because she is very rare. 
Valentina: He'd definitely be a lion cuddly but dangerous haha.
 
Describe the other person in 5 words?
Jayson: Beautiful celestial alien from venus. 
Valentina: Cute but psycho space monkey.
 
 
Noni + Trent 
 
How did you meet?
Trent: Through Noni's brother Dave.
 
What's your favourite part of your partner's body?
Noni: His lips.
Trent: Her legs.
 
What song most reminds you of the other person?
Noni: 'Sweet Leaf' - Black Sabbath
Trent: 'Rebel Grrrl' - Bikini Kill
 
What are you getting them for Valentine's Day (if anything)? 
Noni: We just put together a 'picinic' each year and go to the same park in Haberfield to chill out for the afternoon.
 
What's the best part of being with them?
Noni: That we are both psyched going on road trips, camping, skating and riding new spots and listening to sweet jams.
Trent: Low maintenance, open to new experiences and a master in the kitchen, such a good cook...keeps me healthy.
 
What's the other person's most annoying habits?
Noni: A bit untidy.
Trent: Kinda OCD level tidy.
 
If the other person was an animal, what would they be and why?
Noni: Trent is definitely a lion — he has lush hair, is super loyal and a bit fierce haha.
Trent: Kookaburra — pretty, a loud laugh and a fighter.
 
Describe the other person in 5 words.
Noni: Skatepark chiller and road trip killer.
Trent: Vegetarian butcher Goddess of ganja.
 
 
Kurt + Josh
 
How did you meet?
Kurt: We met through a mutual friend. I remember staring up at the roof and seeing that beautiful head.
Josh: We met through a mutual friend. I thought he dressed really well.
 
What's your favourite part of your partner's body?
Kurt: His dainty lady hands.
Josh: His weird pale nipples.
 
What song most reminds you of the other person?
Both: Cyril Hahn's 'Say My Name.'
 
What are you getting them for Valentine's Day (if anything)?
Kurt: V Day isn't really a thing for us. So nothing I guess. Is sex a gift?
Josh: I'll let him stay in my bed if he's lucky.
 
What's the best part of being with them?
Kurt: THE FREE CUSTOM CLOTHING OMFG THAT ISN'T EVEN A QUESTION
Josh: He's my PA. Literally organises my life.
 
What's the other person's most annoying habits?
Kurt: Forever talking. Never listening.
Josh: Devil swallows. You can hear him swallow all the time and it's gross. And he does this weird twitch thing. I can't really pick one.
 
If the other person was an animal, what would they be and why?
Kurt: Giraffe. Hands down. Those long limbs.
Josh: A Jack Russell because he's constantly hyper active. He'd be very entertaining for a family with small children.
 
Describe the other person in 5 words?
Kurt: SASSY. SASSY. SASSY. SASSY. SASSY.
Josh: INTERNET. INTERNET. INTERNET. INTERNET. INTERNET. 
 
 
Shenay + Lawrence
 
How did you meet? 
Shenay: Loz is friends with my brother Otis and his wife Renee, who we met out one night.
Loz: Haha that is a horrible story involving an embarrassing mistake in a horrible place on a Thursday night. But the position it left me in, with Shenay, I couldn't ask for any more.
 
What's your favourite part of your partner's body?
Shenay: Lips & legs.
Loz: DATASS.
 
What's the best part of being with them?
Shenay: He keeps me grounded.
Loz: I have never felt so cared for and considered in my entire life.
 
What's the other person's most annoying habits?
Shenay: Cracking of the knuckles. So irritating.
Loz: Shenay can party harder than I can.
 
If the other person was an animal, what would they be and why?
Shenay: Loz would be a creature - Jar Jar binks because they are both gangly and cute.
Loz: A Northern Treeshrew — kind of a skinny possum with buck teeth. Because she makes this face that looks like that sometimes.
 
Describe the other person in 5 words.
Shenay: Hilarious, weird, lanky, sweetheart, mega babe.
Loz: Way to much laughing involved.
 
 
Photography: Renee Carey
Creative Direction: Imogen Wilson
With: Kurt Johnson + Joshua Davidson, Mateja Buila @ The Wolves + Sammy Winter (Pro Skater), Noni Trent @ The Wolves + Trent Rowsell @ The Wolves, Shenay Carey @ Chic + Loz Macrow-Cain @ The Wolves, Valentina Sykes @ Chic + Jayson Becconsall @ The Wolves