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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle;529445[/quote

    What will you be doing on February 14, 2009?
    I'll probably go get some chocolate thing of some sort, and eat it all. Maybe my roommate and I can make a cake that says "Fuck Singles Awareness Day" and then eat it, pretending we're destroying the holiday. (I just turned around and suggested we do that, and she thought it was a good idea. The cake is on!)
    Does someone need a hug? Ok, prolly not from me, but here you go anywayz

    OMG, I think my first year in college and a few times after that when I felt the BITTERNESS of unawanted singledom, I would've been right there with you! We would be armed with sharp forks in both hands and we would freakin' DESTROY that cake!

    PS What's up with everyone giving my thread 1 star! Sheesh. This thread isn't Valentine's Day, it's a thread for people to commiserate aboute Valentine's Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post

    PS What's up with everyone giving my thread 1 star! Sheesh. This thread isn't Valentine's Day, it's a thread for people to commiserate aboute Valentine's Day.
    Probably because it's essentially a bitter pity-party.

    I think it's funny.



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    I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I celebrate the anniversary of the day I lost my virgininininininity with my now-husband. It was awkward and fumbly and didn't last very long. In other words, totally sweet.
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    I shall celebrate it this year w/my new SO. We'll be introverted together


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    I LOVE that there is a Japanese word/phrase that means "obligation chocolate." Seems to me that's what almost ALL Valentine's Day chocolate is.
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    I dunno, maybe I've got it all backwards (I am Irish!) but I've always thought of V-day as being more a day FOR single people. Only because it's a great way to find out if you have an admirer OR for you to let someone you fancy know that they have an admirer- anonymous or otherwise!

    I just remember being at school and the buzz of whether you'd get a card or not and basically find out if someone you had the hots for felt the same way - it was never really about whether the girl's who did have boyfriends expecting gifts or cards, just because they were with someone already??

    I reckon couples feel obliged to acknowledge their love/lust for each other just because it would be weird not to on a day devoted to all things romantic etc, especially when most of the people around them get caught up in it all so they feel left out if their SO doens't make a fuss of them.

    Anyway, I've just broken up with my boyfriend of 6 years and the only V-day that was exciting was the first one we had but only because we'd only been seeing each other a couple of months and so there was the thrill of not knowing if there'd be any acknowledgement or celebration of it as things were so new etc. He actually booked a surprise trip to Brussels to an amazing hotel with a V-day themed dinner blah blah which was so much fun but it was nothing to do with whether there were flowers or gifts and copious amounts of heart adorned nonsense etc, it was just the whole going away together for first time etc.

    Anyway, every year after that he was always away for a work conference which took place the second week of Feb each time and so was never home for V-day and even though he always sent flowers to my work I always forgot they would be coming until they arrived and got the other girls in a tizzy - but it didn't occur to me to be offended/upset/pissed if they didn't arrive but I think this is the biggest prob with most people on this blasted day....

    ...once you start to do anything for your other half on that day it's almost like you can't not do it the following year because you risk the other one reading too much into it - what does it mean, why didn't he/she, don't they love me/fancy me anymore - but if they keep doing it then it's just become a contrived obligatory 'must-do' than a want to gesture which I think just takes the whole fun out of it right??

    Not in all my 28 years have I ever received a Valentine's card from someone I wasn't going out with...sniff...(pathetic I know) but that would def have been the most thrilling time to get one and was also when I secretly most wanted to see one drop through the letter box - especially if it wasn't clear who it was from? I thought that was all part of the fun??

    Hmm, I've had way too much sugar so apologies for the verbal runs...ok bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Third Rider View Post
    Well so happens that my grandmother died on Valentines day many years back but I that is what it reminds me of every year.
    Sorry to hear.

    What will you be doing on February 14, 2009?
    Doing what I do everyday; just more longing than usual for a certain person I have big feelings for.

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    Yes. I think that about all holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheekyIrishTinker View Post
    I dunno, maybe I've got it all backwards (I am Irish!) but I've always thought of V-day as being more a day FOR single people. Only because it's a great way to find out if you have an admirer OR for you to let someone you fancy know that they have an admirer- anonymous or otherwise!
    I think thats how it used to be, but now (here in US at least), it's for already together couples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    I think thats how it used to be, but now (here in US at least), it's for already together couples.
    Yeah, sadly it's the same here in UK and prob every other western consumer led country etc.

    Saddest thing is one day I'd still love to get a card from someone I'm not seeing, just to know someone out there is interested...unbeknownst to me!!

    Although, as GargoylesLegacy said, this year I'll prob be thinking of someone I have a major crush on and have done for ooh...10 years...but have never been brave enough to send a card to myself - gaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!

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    I remember beginning in kindergarten and up through the elementary grades in the midwest (USA) it was an enthusiastically promoted event during the school year...parents were expected to provide their children with valentine cards for every other child...it was really in retrospect some kind of mean and cynical social experiment. You didn't just buy a single valentine card...they were sold in bags for mass distribution along with the usually awful candy. Commercialism at its best! Watching one of those elementary school V-day parties would probably be a good way to sort out types.

    Over the years I've come to appreciate what a great event it can be if you have someone to share it with who is really invested in the sentiment as well. It's a double edged sword though...The stakes can become so high because of the symbolism that any mis-step can bring the whole thing crashing down...a true Valentines day is not for dabblers...it is sort of like running with the bulls in spain, you have to give it 110% and pay attention if you choose to run....or you-know-what....
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