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    Do You Do Anything For Valentines Day?

    Iííve been married for 19 years, and with my wife for 27 years.

    I/we have never on VD;

    - bought flowers
    - bought chocolates
    - sent a card
    - had sex (specifically just because itís VD)
    - gone out to dinner.

    Not that we donít do this stuff through the year, but never on Valentines Day.

    Who does?

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    Master Onelasttime's Avatar
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    I've always considered Valentine's Day to be the sole preserve of desperate idiots.

    I may have sent a card to my mum when I was 8.

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    a card, But no meals, presents etc

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    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
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    We go for a nice meal. Wife hates the fact it was just a commercial creation so she would rather a meal than a card

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    Never had VD.

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    I hate going for a meal out on Valentines, as itís an artificial feeling to me.

    I donít like buying cards, Iíll buy flowers if and when I like and not because of a day - reminds me I havenít bought flowers in a long time!

    Im hoping Iíll be spoilt with a meal this evening, but if not Iíll order in something.

    I give presents as and when throughout the year, so again donít partake just because.

    Nothing special here.

    Thankfully I donít need a special day to tell those close to me how I feel about them.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    No,load of commercial clap trap.

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    Cards for us this year

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    I've never done anything for VD. Load of old rubbish.

    Mind you it is the wife's birthday the next day!

    I thought the whole idea of Valentines was to send/receive cards from secret admirers?
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    It's a real Hallmark holiday beloved of florists, card suppliers and peddlars of tat, the wife is a septic though so non participation not really an option, but did manage to have lunch out together yesterday to celebrate whilst the nipper was at a pals house, thereby saving on the no doubt inflated prices everywhere today who said you can't put a price on romance.

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    £35 of flowers delivered with a huge impact at her office

    The only girl thatís had them she says

    Some very jealous ladies lol


    She does lots for me - very supportive - so itís a very small token of my appreciation

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    Mrs B has gone to visit her mother, I'm taking the dogs for a walk then going to the pub, how much more romantic can it get!

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    Anal.

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    Craftsman
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    A nice card each. Thatís it.

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    I hate buying cards for any occasion, so this was waiting for Mrs B4W this morning

    Cheers,

    Ben



    ..... for I have become the Jedi of flippers


    " an extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife "

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    Maybe I should be romantic this year and buy her some ďbarely usedĒ eau de parfum from SC.




    Hmm. Or maybe not

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    Going to watch the mighty Wolverhampton wanderers tonight!!! She and her other 3 mates who are also second best to this majestic club are off out for a nice meal together what a Valentineís Day!!!! Best one yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Anal.



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    Sweet FA as usual. Joke of a day.


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    send a card & that's it

    we got out all the time so why would I want to go the one night when everywhere is full of people and they increase the prices (see also NYE).

    fortunately my mate owns a local pub and organises a comedy night; so i'm off to that instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Anal.
    She's got you pegged

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    Dinner tonight with our daughter and her partner...could get messy....weather going to be crap tomorrow so no problem having a hangover


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    I do now I've got a girlfriend who likes Valentines Day. I make sure I do little things throughout the rest of the year too. Luckily I'm working until 10 tonight so we're off out for a meal tomorrow.

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    I had an unpleasant experience today when I drank the contents of the pint glass of water that I'd kept Mrs T-7's Valentines Day flowers in overnight, mistakenly thinking that it was a glass of water I'd poured for myself earlier :-(

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    Always do card, flowers plus chocolates.
    Never, ever, go out for a meal on the day, probably because we can do better at home compared to whatís available locally.

    Itís only one day in the year folks !

    Pete

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    Always a card usually something else. It's my son's birthday so we often go out for a family dinner, often to the detriment of other people's romantic evening. One particular Valentine's night my kid's convinced the pianist in the restaurant to play Linus and Lucy.

    .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    She's got you pegged



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    Flowers.

    Be nice.

    Why not?

    (we don't do cards btw)
    It's just democracy.

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    Cards and flowers and then I sat her down and introduced her to Fred Dibnah videos on YouTube.

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    ^ Class, I love a bit of Fred. The Mrs doesn't mind him either but it probably helps that she is from around his way.

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    Cards, thats it...

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    The Mrs. phoned me from work earlier. she said three of her colleagues had received bouquets of flowers today. She said they were all gorgeous. "Well then," I said, ďthat's probably why they got flowers.Ē
    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsw20 View Post
    Cards and flowers and then I sat her down and introduced her to Fred Dibnah videos on YouTube.
    I can highly recommend introducing yourself to Xenia Crushova on YouTube ;-)


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    We just got wrecked in our local last night, not very romantic but bloody good fun!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    The Mrs. phoned me from work earlier. she said three of her colleagues had received bouquets of flowers today. She said they were all gorgeous. "Well then," I said, ďthat's probably why they got flowers.Ē
    😁

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    nope. I'm old fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    The Mrs. phoned me from work earlier. she said three of her colleagues had received bouquets of flowers today. She said they were all gorgeous. "Well then," I said, ďthat's probably why they got flowers.Ē
    Ha ha :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    The Mrs. phoned me from work earlier. she said three of her colleagues had received bouquets of flowers today. She said they were all gorgeous. "Well then," I said, ďthat's probably why they got flowers.Ē
    Was the wait long in A & E?
    It's just democracy.

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    My partner and I exchanged cards, complete with thoughtful notes and then spent the evening in Putney watching Jacobean characters dying horrendous deaths in The Duchess of Malfi. Flowers are a regular thing throughout the year so paying over the odds for flowers on Valentines doesnít happen.

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    After 23 years of marriage we still do the card thing and a small token but thatís about it. Not done the meal out on the night for years, and as my wife is involved in the floristry business we always have a house full of flowers all year. Tbh I think itís more of a teenage thing - a special day that says Ďtoday you will be romanticí is surely the most un-romantic thing ever?!


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    We got cards, I bought flowers too. Last night we didnít bother with dinner but had a meal today instead outside of the prix fixe menus of disappointment. 11 years married.

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    I do get my GF flowers.

    I donít get her a card. I have stood there looking at cards and gone ďah jeez I feel sickĒ and I tell her that.

    I do agree itís BS waste of money, stupid excuse of a day too.

    BUT she never had flowers in previous relationships and I can say she definitely appreciates it to the point sheíll go on about them all the time with a glowing smile and take a picture which will be her phoneís home screen background for weeks after the flowers have long died away.

    I will say though, Iíve never bought supermarket flowers or cheap flowers as that just seems a bit half hearted to me.

    To be honest though itís how I got her number in the first place. I was in hospital, she was my nurse and I can only say we just clicked to the point (we both said since) when I left it was a sad feeling we would never see each other again. I thought about it for a couple of days after and just sent them to the ward with a note and nearly 8 years later weíve still got the same Ďchemistryí

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    I drove to my stricken wife, sat in her car with a flat battery, in the middle of the night, with a set of jump leads, rather than making her call the AA.

    Who says romance is dead?

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    I actually forgot it was Valentine's day until I noticed on my way to work people carrying flowers. Admittedly, Valentine's day does kind of make me yearn for a relationship, but then I remember I have to focus on my goals and I have the appearance of a beaten troll.

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