Is it too early to start a "I hate Valentine's Day" thread?

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    Feb 04, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    So this year I was actually looking forward to V-day! Had a boyfriend, but got dumped a month ago...then met a few other (seemingly) good guys who had potential, but turned out to be jerks. So now Valentine's Day is quickly approaching that helps to emphasize my singleness. Don't have a Valentine, and don't need one icon_razz.gif

    Anyone else hate V-day too? Ugh, where are the good guys!?

    side note - no need to call me bitter...i already know i am this year and have called myself out on it. thanks!

    Brad
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    Feb 04, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    VD is just another cynical "holiday" created sorely to enrich the bank accounts of retail merchants.

    I haven't willingly celebrated this "holiday" since my pre-teen years.


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    Feb 04, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    Don't worry about it....

    Seriously..Just ignoe all them lovely dovey couple...

    Grab a big bag of chips and watch some slasher movie!

    Whats better than that!!!Watching couples get hacked to bits!icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    It's a good reason to watch "My Bloody Valentine" again, and that's about it.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    Even when I was single I loved Valentines Day. I'm a cheerleader for love.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    yeah i think its to early, it would have been better next week when it was closer and more people are that hate valentines day are in the mood of hating it lolicon_lol.gif
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    I'd like to spend my Valentine's Day (or maybe Galentine's Day) solving a series of riddles and clues, each more intricate than the last, perhaps ultimately leading to a memorial for the greatest mini-horse to live ever.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    It's never too early,lol. I hate Valentine's Day also. Never had a Valentine's date, not that it matters that much. I usually don't even realize it is that day until someone reminds me, lol.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    No, it is not too early. All the straight jewelry ads are pummeling viewers now. Wouldn't be so bad if ~10% of them were gay couples.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    I used to hate my birthday because it fell on Valentine's Day. Started when I was about 15 or 16... and this literally happened every year after that--and at the same friggin' restaurant too! My family would take me out to eat at my favorite restaurant, and the waitress (not knowing, of course) would say ask me why I wasn't out with my sweetheart tonight. When I said it was my birthday, she would say, "Oh! well that makes it okay then." I know she was joking around, but it just made me mad. Like I was a freak out with his parents on Valentine's Day if it had been any other reason.

    Not having a girlfriend to celebrate my birthday with me came after that... then not knowing if I was gay or straight... then not having a boyfriend to celebrate my birthday with me etc.

    I think at some point I just realized that my birthday I hated... it was Valentine's Day. All the shit I was bent out of shape about had nothing to do with my birthday (which I actually liked and looked forward to). It was about all the stuff about Valentine's Day and having a "sweetheart." So screw Valentine's Day, I said. And since then I have had REALLY great birthdays!
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Hey Brad,

    It's never too early for an I hate Valentine's Day post. Worst holiday ever. That's why my friends and I celebrate "Valentine's Day Can Die in a Fire." We go to the a local pub, where there are no signs, no hearts, and nothing pink. It's great.

    Even when I was dating someone I hated this day. Over-priced shit that you're just going to throw away. Fighting to get a seat in a restaurant. No thanks!

    Love is about making everyday count. The good, as much as the bad. That's why I choose to show and celebrate love 365 days a year.

    Alex

    Sorry Saint V, but your day sucks ... and not in the good way.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    go_vols saidSo this year I was actually looking forward to V-day! Had a boyfriend, but got dumped a month ago...then met a few other (seemingly) good guys who had potential, but turned out to be jerks. So now Valentine's Day is quickly approaching that helps to emphasize my singleness. Don't have a Valentine, and don't need one icon_razz.gif

    Anyone else hate V-day too? Ugh, where are the good guys!?

    side note - no need to call me bitter...i already know i am this year and have called myself out on it. thanks!

    Brad
    Well if you know you are bitter than stop it. If you are bitter than others will notice it and you will always be alone.
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    Feb 04, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    budfb38 saidHey Brad,

    It's never too early for an I hate Valentine's Day post. Worst holiday ever. That's why my friends and I celebrate "Valentine's Day Can Die in a Fire." We go to the a local pub, where there are no signs, no hearts, and nothing pink. It's great.

    Even when I was dating someone I hated this day. Over-priced shit that you're just going to throw away. Fighting to get a seat in a restaurant. No thanks!

    Love is about making everyday count. The good, as much as the bad. That's why I choose to show and celebrate love 365 days a year.

    Alex

    Sorry Saint V, but your day sucks ... and not in the good way.


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    Feb 04, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    budfb38 said


    ...Love is about making everyday count. The good, as much as the bad. That's why I choose to show and celebrate love 365 days a year.....





    HOW true! I try to follow 38's words everyday of my life.



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    Feb 04, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    rnch saidVD is just another cynical "holiday" created sorely to enrich the bank accounts of retail merchants.

    I haven't willingly celebrated this "holiday" since my pre-teen years.

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    But then so are all US national holidays, for that matter. These holidays have all become a pretense for something else, usually shopping & partying.

    Having said that, I enjoy holidays on those levels anyway. Well, maybe not the shopping function, I really dislike that ordeal, but the end result of the gift giving can be a pleasure. And of course they provide a reason for getting together and having a dinner, or a picnic, or some manner of gathering.

    And while merchants do milk these things, they're also under pressure to match each other with special discounts all announced at the same time, which makes shopping easier. I doubt that would happen all by itself, if it weren't for holiday events.

    And savvy shoppers can save some good money, if they're disciplined enough to avoid impulse purchases of things they don't require, but have been patient enough to plan ahead and wait to get the stuff they already really needed.

    As for Valentine's Day, well, I won't diss an extra opportunity to show my husband how much I love him. And if that puts a few extra bucks in some merchants pockets, fine. I should have done it for him anyway, and doing it on a day set aside for it helps make sure I don't let it slide, and adds to the special nature of it. I'm content with the custom.
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    Feb 04, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    I love saving money on V-day icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI love saving money on V-day icon_biggrin.gif


    You big Jew.
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    Feb 04, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Haaretz said
    You big Jew.


    Only on holidays when I am single, I can choose to be Jewish unlike some people icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Haaretz said
    You big Jew.


    Only on holidays when I am single, I can choose to be Jewish unlike some people icon_biggrin.gif


    We all know the Jewish lifestyle is a choice.
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    Feb 04, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    Plenty of time to find a BF.
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    Feb 04, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Haaretz said
    We all know the Jewish lifestyle is a choice.


    Whats a Jewish girl to do?
  • d_1M

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    Feb 04, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
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    and about valentines....

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    Feb 04, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Just don't care for Valentine's Day. Its just another day for me.
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    Feb 04, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    You're choice in horror movies is shit. My Bloody Valentine? Do you have no respect sir?


    mplsmike saidIt's a good reason to watch "My Bloody Valentine" again, and that's about it.
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    Feb 04, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI love saving money on V-day icon_biggrin.gif


    The hookers give you a holiday discount?