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Pike
02-01-2015, 05:00 PM
How do you feel about the most :flirt: of holidays?

Night Fury
02-01-2015, 05:02 PM
I wouldn't say I love it but I like it. Each to their own. What annoys me more about Valentines Day are the people who give the same old 'oh it's just a commercial money maker' - oh bore off.

Psychotic
02-01-2015, 05:08 PM
I wouldn't say I love it but I like it. Each to their own. What annoys me more about Valentines Day are the people who give the same old 'oh it's just a commercial money maker' - oh bore off.This exactly. Actually no, this plus the "CHOCOLATE!!!!" answer.

Pike
02-01-2015, 05:09 PM
I realized I forgot to add an "other" option so I added one for you guys. xD

Pumpkin
02-01-2015, 05:17 PM
I love it! It's a nice sweet romantic day for couples to give each other cute little chocolates and teddies and snuggle while watching bad movies and if you're single then you can just veg out with bad movies and chocolate or friends or something and it's still super fun

Mostly I like it for the chocolate is what I'm saying

escobert
02-01-2015, 05:45 PM
I'll get my gf some stuffs.

Jinx
02-01-2015, 05:54 PM
Denmark and I are getting dressed up and going to a nice dinner. It's mostly just an excuse for us to have a date night.

I've never personally been interested in doing a super romantic Valentine's Day, but if people enjoy it, more power to them! As long as it's not forced romance, blegh.

Vermachtnis
02-01-2015, 06:06 PM
I'm single so I don't really care about the holiday itself. But I love all the cheap candies afterwards though.

Scotty_ffgamer
02-01-2015, 06:15 PM
You are missing the option of: "Valentine's Day is okay, but ever think of the jerk hole?"

I'm pretty indifferent about Valentine's Day now. I've been single/haven't gone on any dates/etc since high school. Nothing about it is special to me. When I did have a girlfriend, I would put flowers and other goodies in her locker in high school. I would do things like that year round though. Otherwise, it was just an excuse to go on a date. Fun stuff.

Valentine's Day in elementary school was the best, though. We always had a little party and I'd get chocolate and everyone would hand out valentines. The valentines weren't that exciting, but my grandma and I would always create our own valentines box thing to put the cards in, and they were always pretty spectacular. I'd say the best was the 3 foot paper mache Pikachu box we made one year. Unfortunately it doesn't exist anymore because a few years ago mice got into it and my parents threw it away.

Shauna
02-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Valentines Day is fine.

Matt and I don't do very much to celebrate it though, as our anniversary falls a few days beforehand, and we do something more fancy for that as opposed to Valentines.

theundeadhero
02-01-2015, 07:08 PM
It's kinda dumb. It would mean a whole lot more to any gender if you picked a random day in September to do the things you do on Valentine's Day. A day set aside that forces you to do and expect it takes away the romanticism people claim it has.

Madame Adequate
02-01-2015, 07:24 PM
I don't go all crazy on Vengeance Day but it's a fun little event where you take a little extra time to be sweet with your sweetheart. That's always good. Sure it's consumerist, but uh if that's a problem, I got news, every day is Maximum Consumerism.

Jinx
02-01-2015, 07:39 PM
I don't go all crazy on Vengeance Day but it's a fun little event where you take a little extra time to be sweet with your sweetheart. That's always good. Sure it's consumerist, but uh if that's a problem, I got news, every day is Maximum Consumerism.

Truth! I'm not sure why Valentine's Day gets so much slack for being consumerist, when basically every major holiday has a market.

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
02-01-2015, 08:33 PM
Valentines day is a dumb holiday. And I don't say that just because I'm currently single. Even when I was in relationships I thought it was dumb. But maybe that is because I treat multiple days throughout the year as such without such fuss.

Formalhaut
02-01-2015, 08:51 PM
I really love Valentine's Day. I know it's commercialized but so what? I'm buying chocolates and flowers and dinners to the man I love, which more than justifies it.

I suppose if you were single, then I guess it can be slightly grating though.

Fox
02-01-2015, 09:31 PM
I hate it 'cause I'm alone. I used to think I hated it because of the shameless commercialisation of people's relationships, the shallowness of said relationships that only express themselves on this single, arbitrary day in the middle of February, the exploitation on those in relationships, pressured into lining the corporations pockets with cash lest they be stigmatised for not making an appropriate effort...

But as time has gone on, I've come to realise that I was just jealous. Yes it's a dumb idea. Yes it's been trussed up and 'commercialised' and has no real meaning. But so what? So has everything in the world. All it really comes down to is it's a nice excuse to do something special, and a fixed day to look forward to and plan for like you might a birthday or anniversary. If one couple in the world has a nicer day than they otherwise would have because it was arbitrarily marked out as a 'special occasion,' then Valentine's Day has served its purpose and had a positive impact on the world.

Still sucks for those of us who can't attract a partner, but oh well. That's a problem with me, not the holiday!

Pumpkin
02-01-2015, 09:57 PM
I personally don't get that "being romantic on this arbitrary day instead of the rest of the year" because you can do both you know. I'm in a relationship now where we do romantic things for each other on random days because we feel like it and on holidays. Just gives another reason for them, in my opinion!

Fox
02-01-2015, 10:06 PM
I personally don't get that "being romantic on this arbitrary day instead of the rest of the year" because you can do both you know. I'm in a relationship now where we do romantic things for each other on random days because we feel like it and on holidays. Just gives another reason for them, in my opinion!

Yeah, I know that now. That was just one of the things I imagined was true to help me hate Valentine's day :)

noxious.sunshine
02-01-2015, 11:06 PM
I've already had my Valentine's (& any other lovey holiday. Like Mother's Day) gifts/things.

My bf has done sooooo much to make my 30th (& lucky!) birthday special for me. I'm good for a long while.

If anything, he might buy me flowers & take me to dinner. But I'll probably cook for him & order a couple of things from Amazon for him.

Ayen
02-01-2015, 11:31 PM
As a kid I used to play with Valentine's Day cards and give them to fictional female characters.

I was such a playa.

MJN SEIFER
02-01-2015, 11:35 PM
It's my favorite holiday of them all, and I always celebrate it, despite not being in a relationship with anyone. Nothing but love songs and at least one romantic movie, has been a tradition for me for years now. :love:

Shiny
02-02-2015, 05:37 AM
Why wait until one day of the year to have a romantic day with your loved one? Also it's just another excuse to go in a chocolate coma, which can be fun, but I can do that any day of the week.

62404

Though I believe Valentine's Day falls on restaurant week, so that's fun. I remember I did that twice for Valentine's Day and will likely do it again this year.

The Man
02-02-2015, 05:51 AM
I've never really cared for it, even when I was in a relationship. The chocolate is nice, though.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
02-02-2015, 06:22 AM
I'll be busy saving the world from a terrible fate. Majora's Mask has the heart shape if it's any consolation for people who were expecting love and candy answers.

62405

MJN SEIFER
02-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Why wait until one day of the year to have a romantic day with your loved one? As much as I love Valentine's Day, I agree with this comment, and will take this advice once I actually have a loved one.

Spooniest
02-02-2015, 03:00 PM
I recently ended a yearlong relationship.

This, of course, means that I'm on a roll, and it's time to go solo.

fire_of_avalon
02-03-2015, 02:52 AM
I'm not so big into "traditional" romance and I'm not in a relationship so I'll probably buy everyone ninja turtle valentines and let that be it.

Sephex
02-03-2015, 05:25 AM
I used to be really down on the Holiday, no matter if I was in a relationship or not. I drew some crappy comics that expressed how I felt. I posted them here before, but what the hell, I'll do it again. Spoiler tagged for size and strong language in one.




http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Sephex/eitherway.png

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Sephex/VALENTINES.png

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Sephex/valentinesdaylol.png



This last one is WAY too big, so here is a link. Also the darkest. http://s148.photobucket.com/user/Sephex/media/valentines13_zps77bc85ec.png.html

EDIT: I might have had issues. Still do, but I might have had them.

MissH
02-03-2015, 11:18 AM
As a die-hard romantic, I've always loved Valentines Day. I think it's all very well saying "you shouldn't need a specific day to show someone how much you care etc", but the reality is, in today's crazy world people do forget to show their loved ones how much they care and appreciate them.

I used to buy Valentines day cards for my parents too as they did for me- just a reminder how much we love each other. A couple of years ago I hand-made cards for all my closest friends and drove round to their house to deliver it along with a rose each. It's nice to make an effort and make someone feel special.

Saying that, it also depends what kinda person you're in a relationship with and whether they buy into the idea of Valentines Day or not...

Rocket Edge
02-03-2015, 11:26 AM
It's a day where my partner & I can go for a nice meal and a few drinks. We might buy each other a little gift too, but it's a not a day (well mostly I) make a big deal of.

Loony BoB
02-03-2015, 12:00 PM
It's a day where my partner & I can go for a nice meal and a few drinks. We might buy each other a little gift too, but it's a not a day (well mostly I) make a big deal of.
Yeah, this. :up:

I think it's a nice thing to have, and I don't understand people that say "but why wait for Valentines, you should be like that EVERY DAY". I mean if you can do that every day with your partner even as the years roll by, power to you. I can do it on occasional days, and this just happens to be one of them. I don't do it up any more than one of the more random days that don't get dressed up by everyone, but this is the one that you have to stick with. It's like birthdays and Christmas and Halloween and New Years. You can do all of those things you do on those days any day. But it's cool to have a specific day for it alongside those more random 'surprise' dates.

Ayen
02-03-2015, 12:37 PM
We can dress up and ask for candy any day we want?

Why was I not told about this?

Loony BoB
02-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Of course you can.

Whether you get any or not...

Shauna
02-03-2015, 01:46 PM
Just like Valentines Day...

Freya
02-03-2015, 02:16 PM
Choclate :kaoclove:

Shorty
02-03-2015, 07:29 PM
I like Valentine's day. Not necessarily the heart-shaped everything consumerism and all of that, but I think it's a nice day. I think it is best spent privately with your loved one with a meal and dessert prepared before or even something as dumb as pizza by candelight, as long as you're making a fun time of it.

I want to make/have/prepare/order in a super nice, expensive, indulgent meal, dessert and wine to eat in a living room pillow fort and marathon Thundercats episodes projected on the wall while in pajamas. That is my idea of a perfect valentine's day. Which is how I might spend mine this year as I cannot spend it with my SO!

noxious.sunshine
02-03-2015, 09:19 PM
I've actually figured out kind of the perfect gift for my boo thang.

I've ordered him a huge box of Filipino snacks & drinks. Yes, I know, it all could probably be bought here since we live in NYC, but I doubt he'll ever go out of his way to go buy it for himself.

I'm also going to order him a robe and a couple of other things.

And then I'll cook some hella fancy dinner like Gordan Ramsay style and we will have drinks and stuff!

Nate
02-03-2015, 09:45 PM
Taking the wife out to her favorite restaurant in town, and likely chocolates and other things. I find that Trader Joe's offers some creative options for chocolates, but she prefers See's Candies, so I will be visiting there soon.

I was single for a long, long time, so I understand the bitterness and how stupid it looks from the other side. It's an obligation once you're together, so you do and make the best of it. Go tell your significant other it's a boring corporate holiday and watch the tears flow. I'm serious.

chionos
02-03-2015, 11:17 PM
This will be the first Valentine's Day I've spent solo in well over a decade, but it's not the fact that I'm solo on V-day that'll bother me, it's just the pattern/habit being broken. V-day has never been my favorite holiday, but I've always celebrated, and it used to be a way to subvert the SO's expectations with surprise a-traditional romance. And now I don't get to do that. It's probably a good thing, though. I was running out of ideas.

I'm planning on doing something special for my grandmother, though. She lost the love of her life not once, but twice, and nobody deserves a special day more.

Jowy
02-04-2015, 05:57 AM
service industry here: WHY IS MY ENTIRE SECTION FULL OF TWO TOPS?!

Last year I "obtained" half a pound of chocolates with pop-rocks inside from work and lined my mega-crush's coat pockets with them later in the evening. I'm flying solo again this year...could really care less.

Night Fury
02-04-2015, 09:34 AM
Pheesh is taking me to a restaurant at 8:15 on the day.

I'm writing this here because I have no calendar and he told me to mark it down somewhere.

Mmmm food.

maybee
02-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Agree with the " everyday should be valentines day " ideal :jess:

Dark_Valentine
02-07-2015, 02:13 AM
I like it...but only because its my birthday :plumcheer:

Calliope
02-11-2015, 10:35 AM
I don't remember if I've ever told anyone this, but about eleven years ago, I bought my boyfriend a Valentine's Day present. Then he went on a huge rant about how Valentine's Day is terrible, so I threw the gift away and pretended like I thought it was a stupid holiday too. Valentine's Day is a day to remember this and feel really embarrassed about being a teenager. I'm blushing now!

Night Fury
02-11-2015, 10:48 AM
I have a bit of an opposite story to that.

I have been in a relationship on quite a few Valentines, and every time my boyfriend of the time has been 'yeah Valentines day is stupid' and so I was always like 'yeah man it is let's not do anything' but really I always wanted to celebrate it! :shobon: Pheesh is the only boyfriend I've ever celebrated it with, which is nice now and makes it a bit more special for some reason.

Pheesh
02-11-2015, 11:11 AM
It's an excuse to fork out a bit of extra money and eat nice food, which makes it all good in my books. I also enjoy planning and scheming, and I'm pretty good at buying presents , so for that reason I also like Valentine's day.

Spuuky
02-14-2015, 04:26 AM
I don't remember if I've ever told anyone this, but about eleven years ago, I bought my boyfriend a Valentine's Day present. Then he went on a huge rant about how Valentine's Day is terrible, so I threw the gift away and pretended like I thought it was a stupid holiday too. Valentine's Day is a day to remember this and feel really embarrassed about being a teenager. I'm blushing now!What was the present?

Miriel
02-14-2015, 04:49 AM
I think it's dumb and fun. And I don't expect much out of the day but any excuse for celebrating and eating candy and having pretty flowers is neat. That being said, I don't put much stock into it as a married woman in a loving relationship. If I were alone and single, I may not have the luxury of being nonchalant about it. If I were single, I might loathe it with a fierce passion. Who knows. I would hope that if I were single, I would celebrate Galentines Day instead as Almighty Leslie Knope intended. In fact this year I sent out Valentines Day gift boxes to 20 of my friends filled with confetti and candy and ring pops and temporary heart tattoos. It was a fun thing to do to show my love and appreciation. But then again one of my love languages is Gifts so this kind of thing is fun for me.

Shlup
02-14-2015, 04:59 AM
BJ and I have our little tradition, and I enjoy it. I'm looking forward to helping my daughter make Valentines for her class in a few years too.