Sorry to make yet another topic about Valentine's Day, but....

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    Feb 14, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    I thought Valentine's was celebrated by couples. Why are a bunch of my friends texting me with "Happy Valentine's Day" for? I feel bad if I don't reply, so I end up wasting my time replying to not be rude, but honestly, what is the point in wishing someone a happy Valentine's when they are single? You wouldn't wish Happy Fourth of July to a Canadian, would you?
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    When I was in public school it was common to make a valentines card for a girl, just so each kid would be made to feel special. I don't see anything wrong with wishing single friends a happy valentine, it shows you are thinking of them and care about their friendship. It does not mean (at least to me) that you want to have an intimate relationship with them.
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    Feb 14, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    Yes, I would.
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    Feb 15, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    I only say Happy 4th of July to Canadians on Valentine's Day.
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    Feb 15, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    jbedwards saidWhen I was in public school it was common to make a valentines card for a girl, just so each kid would be made to feel special. I don't see anything wrong with wishing single friends a happy valentine, it shows you are thinking of them and care about their friendship. It does not mean (at least to me) that you want to have an intimate relationship with them.
    I agree with you.
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    Feb 15, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Japultra saidI thought Valentine's was celebrated by couples. Why are a bunch of my friends texting me with "Happy Valentine's Day" for? I feel bad if I don't reply, so I end up wasting my time replying to not be rude, but honestly, what is the point in wishing someone a happy Valentine's when they are single? You wouldn't wish Happy Fourth of July to a Canadian, would you?


    Sure I would wish Canadian friends of mine "Happy 4th of July" as well.
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    Feb 15, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    I'm not sure if you guys are being sarcastic or not, but you guys do know that the fourth of July is just a regular day in Canada?
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    Feb 15, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    OMG and I thought they declared their independence from Britain on the same day!

    Sure we know that.. but I'd still wish them a Happy 4th. I have friends.. one on here... who is Jewish and I still wish him a "Merry Christmas"...
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    Feb 15, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    JapultraI'm not sure if you guys are being sarcastic or not


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    Feb 15, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    Christmas is no longer a religious holiday in America. Pretty much everyone celebrates it, no matter what religion you are. As for wishing Happy Fourth to a Canadian... how much would you care if they wished you Happy Canada day on July 1st? I know I would be wondering why they are doing that. But then again, Canadians are not as egocentric as Americans.
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    Feb 15, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    McGay said[quote][cite]Japultra[/cite]I'm not sure if you guys are being sarcastic or not


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    Haha come on, I'm not that dense! I was refering to the other posts. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 15, 2008 3:03 AM GMT
    Shhhhherrrr ya do... ya say that now.icon_wink.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 15, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    I'd wish them a "Happy Canada Day" back (which is July 1st if I remember correctly) and I'd wish a Canadian
    "Happy Thanksgiving", even though Canadian Thanksgiving is in October (just would be considered late).

    All this aside, I want you to know I called a single friend of mine in Omaha earlier and wished him a Happy Valentines Day... he thanked me. I don't think whether you are single or married has any bearing at all. Its polite, its consideration of someone else.

    Happy Valentines Day, Japultra....
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    Feb 15, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    The only people I wished Happy Valentine's today were two of my best friends who happen to be together (and everyone who texted me). But other than that I don't see the point in wishing someone single a happy valentine's day. I am doing nothing to observe this holiday physically or mentally. I consider it to be a romantic holiday between two people, and not one where we give cards or empty "happy valentine's day" wishes like we are still in elementary school. But just to be polite, happy valentine's day, Kansan icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 15, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    Man you guys are tough! LOL I feel like I should just list all the holidays and wish you Happy whatever icon_smile.gif I understand what Japultra is saying. I've never cared for these "Hallmark" holidays but more because they just make your everyday efforts to show love and kindness seem unimportant if you don't observe the forced day of the year.

    But I did just call my wife who's out of town and wish her a happy V-day, even though it's a tough time for us. She was very happy that her gay husband thought of her .
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    Feb 15, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    V-day is not only the holiday for those in love or in a romantic relationship in my country, it's also the "friendship day" so I guess it's appropriate to say something to your friends... of course my spider-sense tells me that this is in fact another excuse-to-spend-money-on-stuff-day. So I don't celebrate it. You end up saving one hell of a lot of money... icon_lol.gif
    Ok, truth is I'm single this year... DAMN IT! icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 15, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Valentine’s Day to me is a celebration of love you have with the people around you. Think back to the days when…

    Your mother made you heart-shaped pancakes.

    The friends gave you heresy’s kisses on your lunch break.

    The text message from someone who let you know that they were thinking about you and care for you.

    The love you see out there in better than the conflict.


    Always remember there are other forms of love out than just romantic love. It’s about the intimacy in your life. It’s a very important thing. This day just makes us realize that it’s something we need and life is painful without it.



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    Feb 15, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    Japultra saidChristmas is no longer a religious holiday in America. Pretty much everyone celebrates it, no matter what religion you are. As for wishing Happy Fourth to a Canadian... how much would you care if they wished you Happy Canada day on July 1st? I know I would be wondering why they are doing that. But then again, Canadians are not as egocentric as Americans.


    Is that why all the Gawd damn awful cards in America say Happy Holidays!!!! Grrrrrr gripes me that one!

    The Greek language has at least 4 variations on the word love so why not send a Valentines message to a friend
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    Feb 15, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    McGayI only say Happy 4th of July to Canadians on Valentine's Day.

    Thanks for thinking of me!
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    Feb 15, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    You're welcome and Happy Chanukah.