For those who joined at Christmas, how the hearts work will be surprising. After all, in the Santa Coins event, you got a coin for every tap.

In the Valentine’s event, you don’t. When you go into a friends’ Springfield, you might get anywhere from 0-3 hearts. It’s completely random, and you never know how many you’ll get. That makes it exactly like collecting candy during the Halloween event.

Also, be sure to tap on buildings that have a character attached to them. If no “BE MINE” card is showing, it’s because someone has already claimed it. You’ll need to go back in later and try again.

So, that’s how it works. Why it works that way, I’m not sure. I’ve noticed that you don’t need to save many hearts to get cool stuff – so perhaps it’s to add a bit of challenge.