Valentine, commercial crap or romantic moment?

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by Laetca, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    I was channelsurfing ysterday and I stumbled upon a channel that does nothing but auction jewelry (in German!). I found it amazingly funny how much people would give for something that was utterly hideous, but as the host (who had shaved his wrists and hands, in some of the close ups of the jewelry he presented on his hand to show the contrast you could see the stubble!) kept congratulating people for their purchase, I noticed most of them were male! It had me wondering for ten seconds until I remembered the ads for special Valentine's day menus I've seen on restaurant sites.

    Which got me wondering, do people 'celebrate' this day, and if they do, why and how? And, do guys buy their girl/wife a present because they want to, or because they feel a pressure to do so?

    Since this board is full of guys, what better place to ask?

    So, do you celebrate Valentine, if yes why, if not why not. And how?

    And, if you get your partner something, does she also have a gift for you, or is Valentine's day a day that is basically invented by opportunistic women?

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  3. it depends what you make it out to be. i myself think that secret admirers are a bit lame, to show their love on that day, and asking someone out is just too cleche. but if you have a girl/boy friend or wife/husband, it is a really good time to show your love.

    i myself, like every other f***ing valentines will be by my lonesome.
  4. I think it's all commercial cack. I might have been something in the past, but now it's all just cheesey tat. I mean, why do we need one day to tell our partners how we feel? As Sambad says, to ask someone out that day is a cliche. Don't get me wrong, I'll probably still see my girlfriend that day but I'm not making any special plans. She's got the same view as me though, it's just a waste of time and money. I mean, anniversaries are worth doing something on (and I'm talking annual ones, not these bloody irritating couples who celebrate them monthly), but I'll not be doing anything for Valentines.

    Thankfully, though, my girlfriend has the same view and I won't be getting my balls busted over it.
  5. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    I think last year there were clubs and pubs and such that had singles nights on valentine's day, for all the single people who didn't want to haev to sit at home watching mushy films and such.

    Do you think a lot of guys get their balls busted over it edinburgh_gunner?
    I'll probably see my boyfriend that day, mostly because most of my friends will be on dates with their partner. I doubt we'll bed oing anything special though :p

    I agree on the 'people who celebrate anniversaries'. I doubt anyone does that past the first year anyway, I never heard of a 'can't join you guys tonight, I'm celebrating my 25months anniversary'.
    It's harder when you're just in a relationship, when people ask you how long you've been together, zince you need to see stupid thinks like three months and then some (except for one person I know who knows exactly how long she has been dating her boyfriend, and will mention year, months and days. She also knows exactly where her boyfriend is at all times of the day, who he called, who he texted (she checks his mobile), what he had for lunch, with who, ... If I'd be that guy I would have dumped her ages ago :s )
  6. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    There's a reason why so many people celebrate their birthday in October
  7. Usually I've hated Valentines Day like every good sad lonely person should. And yet this year I'll turn into one of the smug people I used to despise. In saying that, there's no pressure for me to get anything and I don't expect anything in return. It's just a nice excuse to do something special.
  8. It's garbage.

    I'll go out for a meal. I'll pay for her, she'll pay for me, and that will be that. Apart from New Year's Eve, it's the most overrated day of the year.
  9. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    My mistress likes Valentines Day, my wife doesn't. I'm on the fence about the whole thing.
  10. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    I think you successfully just killed this topic CAIversen :p
  11. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Yeah, I was thinking that. I don't know why, I was just contributing (as I do) and all of a sudden "dead". What'd I say?

    I'll bet they're just annoyed that I didn't tell them what my wife buys for my mistress at Christmas!
  12. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Bah, I will be out getting ****** that night, as it is a Skittles night!!!

    I hate Valentines, Everything trebles in price, so I will also probably be attending a Live Music Night which celebrates everything valentines doesn't stand for... Oh the Fun!!!
  13. danny

    danny Guest

    I dont think it matters whether us blokes like Valentines day or not ,all the women ive known have loved it and i think its a total waste of time. Just look at the miserable faces of the so called "smug happy couples",sat there staring at each other with nothing to say. It was invented by a woman just to bleed us that little dryer once our funds are recovered from the hammering the f***ers have given us over Xmas.
  14. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    That was classic. And true.
  15. Dozzy_X

    Dozzy_X Guest

    woooa the tension is really getting to some people. dont worry danny, u've got about 3 weeks before valentines. i bet your missus cant wait! :)
  16. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Valentine's day was originally the day when some Bishop (later made saint Valntine) would marry all young couples in love, even the ones who didn't have consent of their parents.
    Or something like that.

    Why do you havea wife and mistress Iversen? And why would they buy eachother gifts?
  17. melon

    melon Guest

    Oy Craig, I don't know if our definition of 'Mistress' is different, but it seems a bit strange that your wife would be happy with that...?!

    Anyways...Valentines Day. Waste of money.
  18. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest


    Having another woman is like having another championship belt. Keep your pimp game strong :bravo:

    Anyway, When it comes to presents I live by the words of Big L "All I got for chicks is hard **** and bubblegum"
  19. melon

    melon Guest

    Shouldn't that be, "When it comes to presents I live by the words of Big L "All I got for fat chicks is hard **** and bubblegum"?
  20. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Shouldn't that be, "When it comes to presents I live by the words of Big L "All I got for fat chicks is hard **** and bubblegum"? [/b][/quote]

    Hahahahaha......You prick....
  21. melon

    melon Guest

    Shouldn't that be, "When it comes to presents I live by the words of Big L "All I got for fat chicks is hard **** and bubblegum"? [/b][/quote]

    Hahahahaha......You prick....
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