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with or against valentine's day(for non-celebrating countries)?


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Posted by Valentin B on 10.02.2007 at 11:25
well the day is approaching, and i must say, i really hate it when people say to me(because of my name) "hey dude, happy valentine's day!". i don't like this "holiday"(it's not even a holiday) it's just some greedy foreign investor's idea to get some more profit around mid-february.
Here, 14th february is all about stores with "get ready for valentine's day" written in pink, with an occasional bunny(pink of course) or something to decorate it(you guessed it, something pink). it's nothing about love, it's about "buy, buy, buy".
the basic concept of having a love celebration definetely appeals to me, but not some businessman's whim.

The question is for countries that simply got this celebration like we did, some rich asshole patented it, and started to brainwash every kid in the country just to have the first cash-in. in the u.s. or britain people are obviously with it, since it's part of their culture and stuff.

i vote "against".

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Age: 29
From: Israel

  14.02.2007 at 16:16
Same to everyone, I even took the time to give a present to one of my friends just because the occasion helped me think of others...

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Age: 27
From: Slovenia

  14.02.2007 at 17:32
@K7: yes, for christmas it's the same, whole point is unfortunatly missing.
@Anorax: well, yes, ban birthdays too, tis saturday I'll have to buy booze...damn, I'll be out of money

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Age: 27
From: USA

  14.02.2007 at 17:41
Valentine Day, c'mon from when do you need a day to express love.
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Age: 28
From: Australia

  14.02.2007 at 18:09
Valentine's Day isnt all about commericalisation and buying and spending money on things for your parnter/loved one. Yeah sure stores put advertisments for it with lots of pink and hearts and other icons to picture with 'love', but really who needs to recieve a gift to be reminded that you love your partner?

Personally, what would be wrong than just the two of you cooking a nice romantic dinner by candle light, snuggling watching a movie at home? Nothing. Wouldnt cost you anything and on the plus side you wouldn't have to spend heaps on a gift (maybe a card). Atleast afterwards if the mood is right it might lead to something more

Im neither for or against the day, as I dont think you need a reminder that you love one another but it is nice that you have a reason to do something special which doesnt necessarily mean buying gifts like most of you are presuming is what its all about.

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Age: 26
From: Australia

  16.02.2007 at 07:41
I agree with Jax 100 percent on this one. I'm neither for or against the holiday myself. As Jax has already mentioned, I don't think that you need one specific day in the whole year to tell your partner or express to them that you love them. On the other hand, it is nice to have a day where you can just spend together "celebrating" your love for one another. I mean, sure stores do make a lot of profit from this 'holiday', but it's not just about buying special gifts for your loved one.
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  16.02.2007 at 10:37
I'm against since it's commercial and annoying. Besides my birthday is 13th february, so I hate it when people come to say happy birthday to me on valentines day and I have to say everytime: "Dude, thanks but it was yesterday.." It's just annoying.
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From: USA

  17.02.2007 at 16:06
Yeah I believe that too , that you don't need an specific day to tell your love how much you love them and stuff , but well I just can't believe how they have comercialized such ald tradition and become what it has come today , but well anyways it doesn't bother me and yes I gave something special for my love

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From: Colombia

  18.02.2007 at 00:01
I don't care about valentine's day, I don't think about it, it's the same thing for me.
I agree, the purpouse of this day is mostly commercial, you don't need a specific day to tell to your loved ones that you love them, but if someone thinks that this is a good ocassion is perfectly fine. Here in Colombia pople don't care so much about valentine's day but we have a similar celebration called "El dia del amor y la amistad" which is something like "The love and friendship day" and it's basically the same thing

I think that if someone agrees with this celebration it's ok, but better if the person makes good use of it celebrating without presents, but taking advantage to demonstrate his/her love/friendship, imo, it could be a good idea

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Age: 28
From: Iran

  08.04.2008 at 15:45
I think we need days to meet our Paramour , but I agree with some matter , I think , we will free when we haven't any captive
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  08.04.2008 at 22:17
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  16.09.2008 at 23:51
i have a girlfriend so dont be all retarded and post things like "well you dont have a girlfriend" or "your just saying that because you dont have love"

but the whole concept of valentines day and being all lovey dovey makes me kinda sick to my stomach.i mean im a loving guy and all but lol a whole day just to be romantic.come on.

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Age: 27
From: The Netherlands

  17.09.2008 at 00:00
Hey, wake up. If you love someone you don't need a special day to celabrate, you can do it every day. Valentine's Day = Gift/Flower/Chocolate Shop Day

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Age: 31
From: El Salvador

  17.09.2008 at 06:55
I sincerely don't give a fuck

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Age: 28
From: Australia

  19.09.2008 at 09:51
I don't care about it really, I mean we don't celebrate it at all because its just another holiday. I find that if you love someone, you don't need a day to express that. I express it every single day so Valentine's day is no different to any other day.

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From: Brazil

  21.09.2008 at 02:13
I don't care about that, but....

maybe who has a gf / bf should be the day of chocolat and sex!
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  30.09.2008 at 06:31
Written by nehrodwarf on 21.09.2008 at 02:13

I don't care about that, but....

maybe who has a gf / bf should be the day of chocolat and sex!

Anyday can be a day of chocolates and sex...
But seriously, there's no need of a date in the calendar to give a present or tell that "special someone" you love her...
But well, people get money from it, and that's always good. Money is good
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  05.10.2008 at 01:31
Written by +{Jonas}+ on 30.09.2008 at 06:31

Written by nehrodwarf on 21.09.2008 at 02:13

I don't care about that, but....

maybe who has a gf / bf should be the day of chocolat and sex!

Anyday can be a day of chocolates and sex...
But seriously, there's no need of a date in the calendar to give a present or tell that "special someone" you love her...
But well, people get money from it, and that's always good. Money is good

...i agree with u, it's just merchandise...i don't think u need a special day to express ur feelings...everyday can be special and i think it's the way it must be...if i have a bf i tell him so...i don't like to celebrate it and i don't expect gifts and ask him not to expect them either hehe...
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From: Portugal

  07.10.2008 at 04:50
I agree. Valentine's day is just commercialism, not about tradition anyomore. Besides you don't need a specific day to buy some gifts or to say that you love your girl/boy friend. Everything else has been said above.
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  08.10.2008 at 22:34
Well my opinion has been already cleared by people above. I have a girlfriend and find this day useless. Against.
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Age: 27
From: Greece

  02.11.2009 at 03:13
I'm against, the so called ''lovers'' go & spend their money to stupid gifts while gift shops getting rich.
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  27.06.2011 at 19:41
I'm against this valenshit's day
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Age: 26
From: UK

  29.07.2012 at 00:34
I'm against valentines day because I'm single and because it's a corporate holiday.
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Age: 24
From: Canada

  29.07.2012 at 05:06
I agree with everyone saying that it's commercial garbage with yucky pink shit, that it makes single people feel depressed or uncomfortable, and that someone doesn't need a specific day to show someone they love them... But I'm not one to turn down an excuse to celebrate, get chocolate, and have sex Though truth is, I usually don't actually do anything besides buying cheap chocolate the next day. I've only had one Valentine's Day that I wasn't single and I still didn't even do anything. I had fun with it when I was a little kid and we used to get those cards and little chocolates for everyone in class though. It just gets annoying when people ask me what my plans are and feel the need to give me a pity party when I say I'm not doing anything or don't have a date. But I won't rain on the party for people who want to enjoy themselves...
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Age: 26
From: Belgium

  01.08.2012 at 20:12
Haha, damn my opening post from 5 years ago sure reads like an angsty teenage rant doesn't it?

I'm still against it, but only because I think that you don't need a special day to express love for the person you are with. I would definitely go to Valentine's day parties though, simply because I have the best conversation starter ever, I just introduce myself and say "yeah I invented this shit, you're welcome!"

I am not one to say no to chocolates/fancy dinners/whatever, but my means of protest against this "holiday", would be to have chocolates/a romantic date/whatever, on any day of the year EXCEPT for February 14th. I will still not feed into this stupid crap.
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Age: 29
From: Vietnam

  03.08.2012 at 07:35
Don't care. Probably care less about no wife, so I don't bother the LOVE day. People couple feel free to celebrate, I find it not uncomfortable. Just like a day in 365 days

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