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    what do you really think of valentines day? do you celebrate it? or is it just another day to you? do you only celebrate it to keep your partner happy? do you think its a tradition?

    my opinion is that its a load of bollox, you may read this topic and think im just another bitter singleton but thats not the case at all, ive been with my partner for just over 8 years and out of those 8 years weve celebrated val day twice and one attempted, in fact in the whole of my 28 years ive only ever celebrated it those 2 times

    first time we did the whole present and card thing but didnt go out instead we had a romantic meal at home

    second time again the present and card thing but this time we went out for a meal and i remember looking around and thinking this is bull ****, this seems so forced, every other couple are doing the same thing (staring into each others eyes, buying their loved one a rose, bottle of wine etc etc) and it did not feel special at all to me and then i thought how many people in here got the same card me and my partner got for each other

    you could say its the same for birthdays (people get the same card) which is of course true but i doubt that everyone would be getting the same card on the same day

    the 3rd time we tried to go out it was to the cinema, that year we didnt bother with the present and card thing we just decided to pay for each other to see the film, we waited 1 hour for a bus and thought **** it weve missed the start of the film now so theres no point, it was then i decided never to celebrate val day again, its not special (whats special about loads of other couples doing exactly the same thing for the same reason) its expensive and its commercialised

    so now i would much rather do something on the other 363 days of the year, a day when most other couples wont be doing something aswell
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    to keep your partner happy
    its another way for the government to get more money
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    I think it's pointless if you're single - just ignore it. No reason to feel sad or anything. And at school it was always just bloody annoying :p:

    Now I have a bf - It's nice to go out for a meal or an activity or just do a little something - basically an excuse for a little date. But I like doing those things with him anyway. Not into present buying for valentines :p:
    I wouldn't be devastated if we couldn't be together that day.

    Basically.. we're just gonna tap the (albeit forced) romantic atmosphere of the day to have a little fun. But it's not as though we aren't romantic all the time anyway
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    Meh, it's not something I'll go out of my way to celebrate, not like it's an important date to me and my girlfriend or anything. But I suppose it's a good excuse to be a bit extra romantic for a day, and that's cool with me as I'm a hopeless romantic through and through.
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    It used to be something meaningful, but like Christmas, Easter and other such holidays, the media has raped it inside out, and used it to portray how the 'perfect life' should be led, and to make people feel out of place if they don't do it right i.e. don't spend enough money, aren't romantic enough, don't buy a thousand roses and sprinkle them over the bed etc. It's just another way the media has mind ****ed the nation into conforming and becoming social robots.

    Personally, I never really do much for it, it's just nice to spend a little more time with the person you're with.
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    Hmm it's just like any day of the year really... But I guess it gives people with rocky relationships a reason to try it again? I use it as an excuse to go out for dinner with my boyfriend :mmm:
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    It's what you make of it isn't it?

    Me and my boyfriend aren't one to hop on the commercialised band wagon... and I don't buy cards anyway because I think it's a waste of paper and trees. Last year though he did make me a card himself, and bought me a pot plant (instead of a bouquet of flowers!) which was more than I was expecting and a lovely and personal surprise.
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    i dont even remember when it is! :lol:
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    I'm not a fan of it. Just like halloween i think they are american holidays that have been brought over here, and each year they seem to be hyped up even more!
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    it's makes you feel bad if you aren't in a relationship that you should be, and if you are that it isn't the perfect one pictured everywhere. the whole thing is forced, overcommercialised and slightly creepy.

    i'd rather have a surprise or a hug on any other day than the whole card/present thing on valentines, because then you know the person actually cares about you and isn't just buying into what they think they should do.
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    its another way for the government to get more money
    Yeah, apart from through a slight rise in tax revenue via VAT (and possibly corportation tax if new firms set up for valentines day, whatever) then I don't really see how it designed to make money for the government.

    Firms/companies etc, yes. Government, not so much.
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    A mixture of infuriating and depressing.
    FYI, i'm not single either.
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    a waste of money
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    Think it's lame and pointless.
    Boyfriend doesn't believe me and says we're doing something anyway.
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    I think it's pointless too. God where the hell did that stupid idea come from?? Me and my fiance will still probably do something for it. It's my birthday as well though so I can use that as an excuse to do something lol My mum always get me a Valentines card as well as birthday
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    It's a bit o' fun.
    Boo-*******-hoo if you don't get that/
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    Well, it is my birthday so ....
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    waaaaaay too commercialised!

    And you don't need one day set aside to show how much you love/like someone. Should be throughout the relationship if anything!
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    Its sweet, we should have more days like this
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    Its just something sweet and fun, why not do it? why no mothers do or fathersday? its a day to show your appreciation really.and don't quote me saying "but we can do that everyday any day" that's not the point.
 
 
 
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