RE:Surviving Valentine's Day 2018

Do you have someone that you genuinely love? Then find some way to tell them so on Feb 14.
It's not that hard!

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I prefer to celebrate the other 364 days and not cheapen my wife by buying into yet another celebration of human gullibility. If it is your thing then great, but do you really need a calendar to tell you to celebrate something that in reality you could just celebrate every day?

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RE:Surviving Valentine's Day 2018

I prefer to celebrate the other 364 days and not cheapen my wife by buying into yet another celebration of human gullibility. If it is your thing then great, but do you really need a calendar to tell you to celebrate something that in reality you could just celebrate every day?

I agree why not celebrate love every day. We are supposed to show love every day and not just one day of the year. I'm not big on celebrating Valentine's Day , not because I'm single. I've had significant others and celebrated with them, but I am from the standpoint that true love doesn't wait until one particular time to show it. It show be year round and also Valentine's Day is a form of big capitalism (just my opinion on the capitalism)

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I prefer to celebrate the other 364 days and not cheapen my wife by buying into yet another celebration of human gullibility.

A wonder if she agrees. Yes it's good to celebrate love with a partner all year round. But why not take an opportunity for an extra special celebration? My late wife and I loved each other dearly. Oddly she was the one who always forgot our wedding anniversary until a grand daughter was born on the same date. Then it was called "Felicity's birthday". But we did really push the boat out for our silver wedding anniversary. It is good to have special days like anniversaries and Valentine's Day. If not we may as well give up celebrating birthdays and Christmas.

This year you could have a sort of excuse. Feb 14 falls on Ash Wednesday. You could be giving up celebrations for Lent.

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Well in my case I am single and have been for many years so had nothing to bother over for this but this year I will avoid the local shop/post office as I will be most likely greeted by the manageress with here is my valentine.

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It is the commercialization of these special days that I have trouble with. I love my wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. We celebrate, but in a low key way. We feel no need for gifts that are often bought just because there is a sense that a gift is necessary. We tend now to have everything we want and if we do want something we go out and get it for ourselves. Most often it is a lunch date, a special meal cooked at home, completing a task that has been on the honey-do list for too long, an expression of some kind to acknowledge the day, or a Skype visit with those who are far away. Over priced candy which none of us need, jewelry that never gets worn, and flowers that the cats will eat and she doesn't notice are dead are not on the list.

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Ok, so I have given in to the romance pressure on here and we are doing something, we are going to help at a beach clean to get rid of plastic and fishing gear from a local nature reserve, I do this every day over miles of coast alone but to celebrate such a special day we are going to do it together. Now that is why I love my wife, does she want flowers, chocolates or some other easy to get, just hand over money and it is yours 'special' gift - nope she wants to do something that matters and takes effort. They have called it love your beach, a great way to spend the day, it isn't nude but when no one is around we are and we want naked sand around us not the man made crap that celebrations such as this seem to evoke in so many.

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The "boss" has informed me that we are not going to ignore valentine's day this year. In my opinion, it is a day created by vendors to sell flowers and cards and chocolates. However, she has informed me that this time, I am to emulate a normal guy and take appropriate measures. So, I had to go online and find out what "normal" guys do for their spouses. It was eye opening.

Not yet sure if I will invest in flowers that will soon die or chocolates that she won't eat. Will see...

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Posts # 16, 17, 18, 19 .... :DDDDD

You guys need to fricken relax and not take this thread so damn seriously. No one's gonna think you're less a man just because you don't want to partake in Valentine's Day, buy flowers, candy ... any gifts at all. If your wife/loved one is truly fine with not making a big deal out of this day and it works for you, you shouldn't be spending so much time on here trying to convince others that what they are doing for this day and their loved one is wrong, stupid or unloving of someone 364 days out of the rest of the year. Take a chill pill! :D

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this is a no brainer : candy, flowers or whatever .. happy wife happy life ....... yea its worth the trouble !!!!

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