I Think Valentines Day Is a Commercial Horror

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    My husband is a lucky man - I am definitely not

    into the consumer driven Hallmark holiday that is Valentine's Day. I would rather he surprise me on any random day of the year instead. And he does! Poor men never seem to live up to girls' expectations on this day, seems sad and unfair to them in my opinion.
    justsleeplessme justsleeplessme
    36-40, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    For real. I hate it. And I'm not just saying

    that based on the fact that I will probably not get laid this Vday lol
    mierdamundo mierdamundo
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    You wanna hear a joke?

    Valentine’s Day.What do single people call Valentine's Day? Happy Independence Day."Whale you be my Valentine?" "Dolphinately"To all the single people on Valentine's Day, don't be sad. Think of all the money and time you are saving on not getting a gift. 
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 14

    Yes, It Is!

    I admit, it is fun to yell, "Happy Valentine's Day" at everyone and sending e-cards and such on the net. =p But the whole thing of it is, there are so many commercials pushing diamonds! And hallmark cards (which are the most expensive cards on the planet...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 14, 2009

    It's like I said the happiest people on this

    day are the companies who pitch their products to the masses and make sales. Most people don't have tons of money to waste on buying things. For some reason corporate America prods us all like cattle. On Valentines Day you should buy women expensive diamonds, chocolates, and...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222
    26-30, M
    Feb 14


    It's nice for people who feed into it to enjoy. Even though I'm single this year, I don't usually celebrate v'day anyway. First of all, if a guy wants to do something nice for me, this is a bad time to do it because not only will I think he feels its obligatory, but gifts...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2010

    Not My Cup Of Tea, But To Each Their Own :)

    Holidays are blown out of proportion in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, It is really amazing to see all the decorations and the joy, but it really is just another day.. More things to buy for no reason.. If you really LOVE someone, show them everyday, maybe buy flowers and...
    DivinaRuh DivinaRuh
    22-25, F
    Feb 14, 2013

    Only When I'M Single

    Funny how I only think this way when I'm single.
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    A Stupid Holiday

    Honestly I find this holiday stupid, it's just another excuse for the government to make money off of jewelry, candy, and flower sales .... Idk, I haven't ever been in a relationship on valentines day ... Maybe my opinion would change if I was .. Idk
    InsecureBlonde InsecureBlonde
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    I Don't Need a Special Day For Love

    As I walked through the aisles of the supermarket today I couldn’t help but think what a sad comment on a relationship Valentines Day can be. The store was full of mostly guys many looking lost or bewildered. Picking up cards or flowers or chocolates; almost...
    bassplayer bassplayer
    46-50, M
    14 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    So, as St. Valentine's day comes to

    and end, I observed the remnants of the marketing effort again at one of our country's larger drug retailers. It seems of course, no sooner was the wreckage of the Christmas marketing program carted back to the stockroom, no doubt cursed at by the franchisees now having to...
    Older1962 Older1962
    51-55, M
    Feb 14, 2014

    I Don'T Know

    I don't know what to think. ....
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2013

    Valentine's Day isn't

    even necessary... . _.
    Jairbear Jairbear
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    Best Valentine

    I am staying with mate,after splitting from my bf of 28 years. My mate is single since his gf died of cancer..There is no romance or sex between us..So what to do on valentines night....We lit a camp fire in the garden,put some punk music and ate homemade sausages,burgers and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2013

    Something That We Can Do Without

    Is real or is just another way to "celebrate" and be part of the crowd. A sham is what comes to mind. If you are truly in love then, does it actually require a day to share those tender and loving moments? Who gains at the end of the day? From a commercial point of view it is...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

    To Hell With It!

    I don't like it. I don't support it. That is my story and that is all.
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    Valentines Day Alone While Maybee Preggers W/Ex Boyfriends Baby

    valentines day alone while maybee preggers w/ex boyfriends baby i called him to tell him i might be prego but he didn't pick up his phone; so i sent him a text saying I'll get the results in a week. He's still ignoring me.
    krismegoodbye krismegoodbye
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    Don't Be So Lazy...

    It's just a nonsense, if you love me, tell me every day. Oh, and by the way initally St. Valentine was scorned for his ability to love all.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    I Don'T Fully Agree With The Name Of The Group But...(My Woes)

    I honestly have never had a true reason to celebrate Valentine's Day.four years ago, on the 9th of February, the only lady who loved me for me was murdered. I never was able to spend this day with her, and every year since her death, life has been made worse, and worse for me...
    amytheinvalid amytheinvalid
    26-30, T
    Feb 14, 2013
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