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I hate Valentine's Day!

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I'm married and I hate it simply for the commercial pressure to conform to a Hallmark-born holiday and arbitrarily spend money expressing the same care/love for my wife that I share daily.

But if you're single, it really stinks. Because you get bombarded with all the junk that goes with it that day. There's got to be a better way to ignore or convert this day into something less manipulative. Suggestions?

Perry Mowbray:
I love Valentine's day because it reminds me that I'm about to get a Calendar reminder about my wedding anniversary in 7 days  ;)

I believe that the day pre-existed what we have today and has since been converted into the marketing extravaganza that we now enjoy (not).

Stoic Joker:
I'm with you Z! ...But luckily my wife gave up on me years ago, so I'm off the hook as it passes by unnoticed.

One could inject a mild element of danger with which to enliven the day.

Honestly, I don't even see the commercial crap. I love my wife of 18 years, and always try to find something unique.  Last year I had a Barbershop Quartet sing to her at work.  I think a holiday is what you make it, and the only reason commercialism intrudes is if one lets it or is concerned with it.  I do not let it, care not about commercial garbage. Find something local and unique to let your loved one know you love him/her/it.

My wife has just been told she most likely has cancer, so they are even more important to me now.  Remember that folks, you never know, so make them all count.

Besides, if you do it right, there is always (NSFW-ish)


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