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View Poll Results: Valentine's Day-- Love it? Hate it?

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  • I love it

    20 27.40%
  • I hate it:

    3 4.11%
  • I'm neutral

    43 58.90%
  • Other... because someone will feel that "neutral" doesn't reflect their true intent

    7 9.59%
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Thread: Valentine's Day: Love it? Hate it? Neutral? (and Why)

  1. 1/2 hippie, 1/2 diva... all Jersey
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    Valentine's Day: Love it? Hate it? Neutral? (and Why)

    Every year since I've been on this board, and IRL Valentine's Day seems to elicit some very strong, often negative emotions. And I've always wondered why!

    Some of us love it. Some of us REALLY do not.

    Of course I've heard some variation of the "it's a hallmark holiday that 'the man' has brainwashed people into doing in order to drive up profits"-- to which I lovingly will point out several other holidays that could be guilty of the same: Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day... don't even get me started on Mardi Gras...

    Actually, all holidays that are commercialized in someway --Boss' Day, Administrative Professionals Day... Teacher's Day.... CHRISTMAS! Christmas is probably the biggest offender. I mean, this year, Christmas shopping all but rubbed out Thanksgiving.

    So I really am curious as to why you either LOVE or LOATHE Valentine's Day. I'll put my response below too.
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    I really don't care about it. Meh. DH and I don't exchange gifts for any holiday. We don't go out or do anything special. I hate spending money on nonessential things so I enjoy staying home and not spending money.
    Mom to Rebekah
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    I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
    For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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    I love it! I never get to see MF, but I love being mushy gushy, and I love chocolate. I make a point to love MF everyday, but one day of extra gooeyness is fun!
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    Meh. I could take it or leave it.
    I don't think I've ever actually spent Valentines day with DH though

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    In theory I think I'd love the day but it's not something I've ever really celebrated. In high school I used to bring candy to school for my friends. If I had an SO I think I'd enjoy doing something nice on the day/giving gifts. However, none of my SOs so far have been into celebrating it, neither have my parents, and I think its a holiday that you can't really celebrate on your own KWIM. Hopefully, the next SO is into celebrating it and I'll really love the holiday. I also think it's something I'd like to celebrate with my kids.

    But I agree with you OP, most holidays are commercialized, I don't see this as any different.
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    I'm neutral to the actual holiday itself. The day is celebrated a little here in my house though.

    Normally I just get something small for DD, and I've only done stuff for DH when he was deployed(mostly just small stuff like a card, and then some snacks/whatever he wanted). This year it'll likely be me getting DD stuff from the $1 bends at Target. Then maybe get her a cute shirt to wear on Valentines day at school.. The only reason the day itself(not the holiday) holds even a slight importance to me. Is because I got to take DD home from the hospital on Valentines Day. Other than that DD is young so it's fun doing stuff with her for Valentines Day. I could careless if DH does anything special that day for me, or gets me anything like a card I'd likely loose by this time next year.
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    I don't hate it but I think it's stupid. You should show me you love me on your own time, not a day everyone tells you too. Plus I feel like "oh okay fuck you singles, watch everyone else be in loooooove"
  8. 1/2 hippie, 1/2 diva... all Jersey
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    I completely and utterly adore Valentine's Day. I have since I was a little kid. My Mom would help me make Valentine's for everyone in my class, all of my teachers, the bus driver(s), my aunts/uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc...

    You're supposed to show the people you love that you love them 24/7-365, but I know I don't always do the best job of that. So for me, having a special day to make up for it is a fantastic opportunity.

    Last year, I made Valentine's for all the fellow counselors in the office in the form of pink and white sugar cookies. They all loved it. I will def be doing that again this year.

    As for DH, well-- I try to spoil him and love on him every single day-- and giving me a special occasion to do that is just too good to pass up. As for commercialism, we actually don't typically go too crazy on the commercial side of things. Our tradition has been homemade pizza and pink champagne... and maybe a card or two.
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    I'm fairly neutral on it.

    We love going out to new restaurants, old favorites, wine bars, etc. all the time. We say it's always date night Valentine's Day is just another excuse for us to get dressed up and doing something fun together. But it's not all that different from any other night out. I guess the only difference is I get some chocolate and flowers. Which, hey, I freakin' love.
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    I'm pretty neutral about it. We celebrate but I wouldn't miss it if we didn't. It is sort of annoying because I hate all the Facebook updates where people are bitching about it because they're single, but that's it. I don't really care that it's commercialized, I don't care that Christmas is commercialized either.
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