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13-02-2020, 10:16   #31
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An even bigger load of bollocks than Valentine's.. Though it has been around years.
Whats Galentines day ?

Edit- just googled it ... oh lord!
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13-02-2020, 10:20   #32
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The only positive purpose that Valentines Day servers is to determine how high maintenance your new girlfriend is.
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13-02-2020, 10:22   #33
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A Taxi man once told me he calls it st Vaselines day as it’s the only day of the year the wife takes it in the swiss !!
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13-02-2020, 10:25   #34
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I tend to avoid any Callander event that tells me when or how I should be expressing my affections - or thinking about my loved ones. So do not do Valentines at all either - and tend often not to do terribly much for Birthdays either. And we do not do Santa Claus with our children.

Randomly through the year however I will do gifts and other tokens of affection. Usually when it means something to me - or them - at the time.

I find this tends to be appreciated more. Shows you actually mean it and are thinking of the person in question. Rather than some calendar pop up on your phone making you do it.
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13-02-2020, 10:30   #35
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I’ll do something small. Card €2, small pack of fancy chocolates €4, bottle of wine €8. She’s home late tomorrow so I’ll clean the house and make it relaxing and I’d cook dinner anyway so I’ll make one she likes so she can get something hot inside her when she gets in ... and have her dinner

All in for €14 and the house clean and dinner cooked. It’s not a big deal but I know she’ll appreciate it.
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13-02-2020, 10:31   #36
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Apache are going heart shaped pizza's so, yea....
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I'll be getting her a card, flowers, chocolates, and a gift. She always gets me something too. I think most people in relationships who get nothing whatsoever for Valentine's day end up secretly disappointed. "I don't do Valentine's day" is often a cover for being cheap or not giving a toss.
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13-02-2020, 10:41   #38
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I'll be getting her a card, flowers, chocolates, and a gift. She always gets me something too. I think most people in relationships who get nothing whatsoever for Valentine's day end up secretly disappointed. "I don't do Valentine's day" is often a cover for being cheap or not giving a toss.
I'm inclined to agree, having said that I spent a right few bob on an Xmas present and her birthday is coming up so it'll be a card and a steak at home.
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Married 15 years. We keep it fairly low key. Dinner for 2 at home. Feed the Kids early and ship them off to bed.
Husband cooking this year. Probably Steak as he does a good one. Have a decent Red lined up to match.
We do cards, no flowers, no gifts. Did Dinner out once a million years ago - never again!
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13-02-2020, 10:47   #40
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A few days ago my wife told me she'd be getting something for me, and then said 'Did you hear that? JUST LETTING YOU KNOW.'

I have been warned. There shall be no repeat of last year's unpleasantness.
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13-02-2020, 10:49   #41
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Did Dinner out once a million years ago - never again!
I worked in restaurants in the past a d I can guarantee you're getting food that designed to be mass produced, a worse service with bigger mark up and in a more busy restaurant. In short, it's the worst day to eat out.

We'll go for a meal out next week or the week after - whenever suits. But no way I'd go out on valentines or the weekend after if the 14th falls during the week.
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Female here and also not into it, and never was.
For my first valentines with my ex he pulled out all the stops, he had flowers delivered to my work, got me a beautiful bracelet and perfume and booked us a surprise night away to a hotel with a dinner reservation for a lovely restaurant.

He hadn't believe me when I said I wasn't bothered because his ex used to say things like that and then go postal if there wasn't a big fuss made. Poor lad put himself under such pressure for nothing. I mean, I appreciated the gestures but there was really no need.

Every other subsequent year we got a chinese takeaway and a bottle of wine and watched a movie at home. Far more enjoyable and way less pressure.
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13-02-2020, 10:50   #43
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I enjoy picking a card and writing little things in it for my wife. I do it because I like too, and I don't restrict it to Valentines day either. As a kid I used to receive the occasional card, most were just funny types but I remember getting a genuine one and being totally chuffed with myself. A little loving message written by hand can make a big impact.
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So do ye fine people of AH do Valentines or do I just get bogeys?

You get bogeys

The whole “I don’t do...” misses the point. In a relationship it’s not about what you don’t do, it’s about doing things that you know mean something to the other person, or people, whichever

I’ll send a few cards and plush toys and whatever, it’s just a bit of fun. I understand why some people are dead set against the idea in principle, but it’s easy to tell the difference between them and someone who’s just a tightarse
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Is it not just a day for kids? I don't understand adults even thinking about it.
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Big hookey load of bolox of a day but I still get the head taken off me if I don't get something
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I've been told that I am doing this year and that I have to buy flowers.
Ah lads don't put up with that shyte.
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