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07 Feb 2016, 4:09 pm

How do people feel about it?


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07 Feb 2016, 5:41 pm

Used to kinda dislike it when I was depressed. Pretty indifferent about it these days. The last few years I've made a homemade v-day card for one of my closest friends, because I <3 his friendship. I'll probably carry on the tradition and do it again this year. I also look forward to giving little chocolate gifts and such to my God kids and nephews - v-day is just another excuse to give kids treats and make them smile.

This year I'm considering going to a super gay dance party on valentines weekend Saturday. It's mainly being billed as a celebration of being single and just for a good time vs. a couples event & that's kinda right up my alley as the last year or two I certainly haven't felt lonely, just.. single. I'm totally content with that, though, as I'd rather be single than in a relationship for a relationship's sake. Waiting until I meet the right one I click with vs. dating someone I'm not interested in - hence declining many offers over the years. Anyways, yeah, I might just go out and have fun with a bunch of single people out for a good time this v-day. If I do, it'll be a first. Hmm


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07 Feb 2016, 5:49 pm

My parents were married on Valentine's Day, so personally it's special to me for that reason, and I don't see it as just a day for people in love but for friends and relatives you care about as well.



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08 Feb 2016, 3:32 pm

I used to hate it and not care about it because I always thought it was a couples-only holiday and I was lonely at the time. Now that I am married, I look forward to it, and my husband and I already got each other something for that day.


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08 Feb 2016, 3:36 pm

Entirely indifferent to it, it's like a presidents birthday or something like that. Never done anything for it.



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08 Feb 2016, 3:49 pm

My GF and I are both indifferent about Valentines Day.


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08 Feb 2016, 4:00 pm

I only give candy, so it's just another holliday for chowing down sweets at my house, much like Easter.
I hate flowers, as I have a severe contact allergy to them as well as live plants. In addition I've never seen any beauty in fresh cut flowers, only objects in stage one of their demise.


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08 Feb 2016, 5:33 pm

Just another Hallmark Holiday to me~

I can't dislike it, because people give me candy.

Though I think I'd feel sad if I didn't get any candy, mostly because I'm used to getting at least a little bit from family.


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08 Feb 2016, 7:06 pm

Zaye wrote:
Just another Hallmark Holiday to me~

I can't dislike it, because people give me candy.

Though I think I'd feel sad if I didn't get any candy, mostly because I'm used to getting at least a little bit from family.


And that right there is the value of Hallmark Holidays. I don't much care for the consumption for consumerisms sake part of it, but I do appreciate the additional excuses/year to give gifts and show family, friends, and little ones a little love - whether with something store bought or homemade, expensive or incredibly inexpensive, it doesn't matter. It's the whole process of giving & receiving and making someone smile because you thought of them. I enjoy all of that, anyways.


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08 Feb 2016, 8:30 pm

I don't like it, cuz I have no boyfriend. When I was in high school, they were selling teddy bears, balloons, telegram & more things for Valentines Day, made me jealous.


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08 Feb 2016, 8:31 pm

Kitty4670 wrote:
How do people feel about it?
On the advice of council, I invoke my rights under the First and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

:pale: I hope my wife never sees this!


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08 Feb 2016, 8:33 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:
I don't see it as just a day for people in love but for friends and relatives you care about as well.

Agreed. I like it, though I don't really do much for it, it's always nice to get valentines and know you are appreciated, and to get candy :)



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08 Feb 2016, 8:41 pm

The best part is eating those little conversation heart candies. I love those. Everything else? Not so much.


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08 Feb 2016, 8:47 pm

... Nothing. :lol: It's just another day for me. Only difference is everyone else's doing.

Some takes it as an excuse, some goes sober because they don't have a date or being single.

We have a joke here, whereas if you love someone, light a candle for them. If you're alone, light a mosquito coil so your 'company' won't feast on you alone. :lol:


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08 Feb 2016, 8:50 pm

I've been shot by Cupid's Arrow a few times....



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08 Feb 2016, 8:51 pm

For my mum, it's a sad day, and it used to be a sad day for me, too. Now things are different [for me, at any rate].


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