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Valentine's Day: Heaven / Hell

Posted by National Editor from National - Published on 02/02/2012 at 10:45
10 comments » - Tagged as Culture, People, Topical

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No sooner have you denounced Chrimbo as a money-burning exercise, dreamt up by marketing departments of retail giants, than you're sucked straight back in by that date on the calendar with a big red heart doodled into it: Valentine's Day.

But what does Valentine's Day mean to you? Something? Nothing?

If you're spoken for, do you lavish your loved one with luxury chocolates and top-priced flowers, or do you simply grab a £1.99 bunch of daffs from Lidl along with a budget box of Lindt?

Do the singles among you get your stalking heads on and send anonymous gifts to those you fancy? Or do you organise ani-Valentine's Day zombie movie-a-thons with KFC around a mate's house?

Do you have a favourite romantic song, or an anti-Valentine's Day track you'd like to embed below? Have you recently been dumped so will spend the day crafting a voodoo doll of your ex?

This is a chance for you to share your thoughts on the so-called most romantic day of the year, good or bad.

Leave your comments, video links and anti-Valentine rants below...

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Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 11:16am

I had a Valentines Day sleepover once which was fun. We just listened to music and had a laugh. This year it lands on a Wicid residential and some of us have decided to have an Anti-Valentines day in our free time. DVD's and that. And snacks. Snacks are a must.

It's my dog's birthday Valentines day but he was stolen two years ago out of spite towards my dad. But when I was little I threw him a party on his birthday with heart cakes and all that shizz. And my mother feels sorry for me for not having a Valentines so she does a card from my other dog with a cheesy poem like:-

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I hate the vets,
but I do love you!

It's so cheesy but it's cute :) x



Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 12:12pm

Rainbows and ponies and kittens and chocolates and roses... give me a break. No, I'm not a fan of February 14th, but it is just another day after all, so I get on with it. Such is single life. Uch.



Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 14:56pm

Me and my boyfriend don't do anything for Valentine's Day...we're not really mushy or anything. An anniversary is far more important, 'cause it's more personal, and I guess you should show your affection for one another everyday, not just on Valentine's Day.



Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 14:57pm

Valentines Day was one of those days I have always hated... even now while I am engaged I still hate it. I hate the fact it is just a commercial holiday and it's a 'special' day to show your love for people.

I'm more sentimental... Id rather have a mixtape of music or a book or artwork if I were to get anything for valentines day. Even going for a walk and creating memories I want to remember for the rest of my life is enough for me.

I want to feel loved everyday of my life, not just 1 day of a year each year.



Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 18:16pm

Valentines Day is a bit of a con but at least it's an excuse to go out for a nice meal. Favourite romantic song? Can't go wrong with this, although it's about caffeine and cancer sticks.

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Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 19:59pm

Bah Valentinesbug lol, I cant stand valentines day because i feel that it is too comercialised, plus i dont believe in saving up your love for one day, if you truely love someone you will show them you love them every single day, thats what i do, so this valentines day will be the same as any other day, i will see my Girlfriend, i will hug her and whisper into her ear "i love you hun, forever and always", then i will kiss her softly and we will continue with our day as normal, so if your with me in being against the Franchised Masses of Loved Up Individuals say AYE!





Commented 37 months ago - 2nd February 2012 - 20:33pm

Ah, Valentine's Day. Like Dydd Santes Dwynwen, but less Welsh.

Anyway, the only good that I see in it is the joke poem things that are around. Like...

Noses are red.
Bruises are blue.
I've just punched an iguana,
And I'm blaming it on you.

I think I've earned my place as commenter of the century with that.

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Commented 37 months ago - 3rd February 2012 - 17:18pm

This track - and the album it's off - got me over being dumped after seven years.



Commented 37 months ago - 7th February 2012 - 18:03pm

I didn't really see the point in St. Val's Day when I was single, and I don't really see the point now. But this year I thought I'd be nice and buy something for my significant other - more as a thank you for driving me everywhere than anything else!

I feel that single people make more of an effort to do something than couples do on Valentine's Day. Which sort of defies the point, really...



Commented 36 months ago - 20th February 2012 - 17:51pm

The zombie movie-a-thon and kfc sounds right up my street, whether it be with a special boy or friends, and any day of the year :D
I like seeing all the couples be really cute on Valentine's day. Maybe for some people it's the only time they can have that chance to go out and just be loved it? I love the idea of it, even if for the 16th year in a row I've spent mine with my cat :')

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