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Old 01-28-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Seriously...everyone I know goes crazy over this holiday, but I don't think there's anything special about the one day that the greeting card companies encourage people to be romantic. I think that if you love someone, you should be romantic as much as possible and show them how important they are every day, not just on this one day.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I hate it when I'm single and like it when I'm not single :P

I do agree with your sentiments though. Still, it's nice to do a little something extra-special.

Now, Singles Awareness Day is a respectable holiday.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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I was wondering when the annual "I hate V-day" thread would appear. Earlier than usual this year, I think.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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I was wondering when the annual "I hate V-day" thread would appear. Earlier than usual this year, I think.
Guilty as charged
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Guilty as charged
Hey, someone had to do it.

I don't get all hepped up about V-day. I do like to get my guy a card, but that's about it. Heck I was off skiing last year on V-day...left him home alone.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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V-Day is too commercial for us at my house. I want my man to treat me like every day is Valentine's Day. That can be done for almost free, just a little money here and there. We don't spend money because somebody decides to alert us that we are special to each other.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Yeah, I do very much. Really corny and commercial and its not only because I'm single, I've always hated this stupid "holiday".
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Seriously...everyone I know goes crazy over this holiday, but I don't think there's anything special about the one day that the greeting card companies encourage people to be romantic. I think that if you love someone, you should be romantic as much as possible and show them how important they are every day, not just on this one day.
I agree in theory, but you can apply the same reasoning and think, "Why celebrate someone's birthday? Why celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day?" I mean ... do we really need the 4th of July? Or Thanksgiving ... we should be thankful every day, shouldn't we? And we don't really need all those calories anyway, right?

It's a day of celebration, a day that reminds people to do something, whether it's to say, "I love you, Mom," or say thank you to some veterans. Do some people go way overboard with it? Sure.

We generally view flowers as a waste of money in our household, but I would love to have a bouquet of roses once in a while.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I agree in theory, but you can apply the same reasoning and think, "Why celebrate someone's birthday? Why celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day?" I mean ... do we really need the 4th of July? Or Thanksgiving ... we should be thankful every day, shouldn't we? And we don't really need all those calories anyway, right?

It's a day of celebration, a day that reminds people to do something, whether it's to say, "I love you, Mom," or say thank you to some veterans. Do some people go way overboard with it? Sure.

We generally view flowers as a waste of money in our household, but I would love to have a bouquet of roses once in a while.
Exactly. People can go overboard with it, or they can just use it as an opportunity to get the people they love a card. Everyone likes getting a card.

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:52 PM
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I agree in theory, but you can apply the same reasoning and think, "Why celebrate someone's birthday? Why celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day?" I mean ... do we really need the 4th of July? Or Thanksgiving ... we should be thankful every day, shouldn't we? And we don't really need all those calories anyway, right?

It's a day of celebration, a day that reminds people to do something, whether it's to say, "I love you, Mom," or say thank you to some veterans. Do some people go way overboard with it? Sure.

We generally view flowers as a waste of money in our household, but I would love to have a bouquet of roses once in a while.
Very good point! I agree!
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