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What are some ways you have celebrated Valentines day in the past? Do you think it's worth celebrating? Why/why not?

 

I've never celebrated Valentine's Day before, simply because I've never been in that kind of relationship, I guess it could be kinda fun if you had someone to celebrate it with. I identify as polyamorous so it could get complicated though Smiley Happy I think whether or not it's worth celebrating is really down to you and your partner/s, why you'd be celebrating and whether it would be too stressful or cause arguments or not. Like if it's going to be a fun reason for a random date then it's worth it but if it's just going to make everyone stressed about gift buying and being The Best at it it wouldn't really be worth it. 

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Re: [CHAT] Valentine's, Schmalentine's

What are some ways you have celebrated Valentines day in the past? Do you think it's worth celebrating? Why/why not?

 

I haven't celebrated Valentines day before. I think if you want to celebrate it that's totally cool, but you don't have to and that's cool too. I think the presure sucks though, I'm not sure how you'd get rid of that as a thing in society though :/

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What are some ways you have celebrated Valentines day in the past? Do you think it's worth celebrating? Why/why not?
 
I think the type of affection shown on Valentines day should be shown regardless of what day it is.  Showing friends how important they are shouldn't be focused on for just one day.
 
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What are some ways you have celebrated Valentines day in the past? Do you think it's worth celebrating? Why/why not?

 

To be honest, I haven't really ever celebrated Valentine's day. One year, my friend and I decided to celebrate our friendship. But that is the extent of it.

 

I have a boyfriend this year, but considering I only just got a present for Christmas from him, I don't really have high expectations. Which is perfectly fine because if he doesn't engage in said holiday, then I don't need to either.


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Re: [CHAT] Valentine's, Schmalentine's

What are some ways you have celebrated Valentines day in the past? Do you think it's worth celebrating? Why/why not?

 

In the past when I've been in a relationship I've use Valentines Day as a day to spend together doing whatever you wish, which is nice but can sort of happen any day. I'm sorta in a new relationship this year and I'm not sure what we'll do. I think it is worth celebrating 

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Yeah i think its especially nice in the early years of a relationship when you're still getting to know each other, its a nice way to show you're interested in someone and be a little romantic. Share that experience. I've done things for valentines day that were nice btu it was always just dinner or something, a nice date. The whole having flowers delivered seems a bit too much to me, i do like the idea of something DIY

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agreed DIY is so much more personal and really shows the effort you've put in @Stealth_ninja
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Hey guys! Just popping in quickly because I'm sick of doing my uni readings...

 

What do you think are some positive and negative aspects of Valentines day?

 

Pro: 

It's a good excuse for couples to express their affection for one another. Which is great, for those of us who are...emotionally-challenged robots who are incapable of initiating non-temporally anchored acts of intimacy.

 

Feelings do not compute

 

You know, kind of like how we really should be telling our mums that we love them and appreciate the care they've taken in raising/continuing to raise us everyday, but only ever really call on Mother's Day, because we kinda feel guilty about neglecting them the other 364.

 

Or is that just me?

Anyone else?

 

 

Con:

It's become expected for people in couples to hand out chocolates and flowers, so it loses some specialness for the people getting the gifts (presents are less special when you know they're coming), and becomes a pain-in-the-butt obligation for some of those giving the gifts. This goes double if the gift-giver in question isn't feeling particularly inclined to drop $100 on roses and chocolate because they're: a) not too sure about the relationship, or b) not a terribly romantic person (see above), but feel backed into doing it anyway, because they'll be seen as rude or rejecting if they don't. The reason why I say double, is because half-hearted gifts are almost always shitty gifts, because they feel like a "relationship tax" that you're backed into paying, rather than something you're freely giving. And that shows to the receiver.

 

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Haha I love it @stonepixie Smiley LOL

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