It's another month of love, but me and my bitter friends call it 'Halloween'.

Philippines
February 2, 2010 8:31am CST
Every time the month of February comes, it's like I'm making a pact that if I or my friends can get through this month as painless as possible, I'm going to stop calling it Halloween. At least painless in the area of love life and for at least 28 days. But to no avail, it seems like it intends to keep the title, as the hearts of the people I love keeps on breaking, in one way or another. It mends eventually, but hardly on the season of love. The season when it's supposed to be whole and lovingly shared with someone special. So it can't be helped when my friends and I, compare Valentine's Day to Halloween. For instance, we thought that during Valentine's Day, many people wears red, gives flowers, and go on candlelit dinner. Likewise every Halloween. There are people who wears red, give somebody flowers, and light candles for them too. But of course, that was just us being bitter around the scarcity of that kind of love in our lives. In a way it makes us feel less lonely. So how about you guys? Have you ever been so bitter on your past relationships that you immediately dismiss it when it comes across your mind? Or else how do you celebrate Valentine's Day (whether alone or with your special someone)?
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Halloween in February no I think that is in October. I don;t know, but I just love Valentines Day guys act so weird on that day and it's very fun because a lot of people start falling in love and it is just such a beautiful month. My dad loves Valentines Day because he know that he can make up anything to my mom on that day and she will love it. Their like two love birds it's really cute really. I usually celebrate Valentines Day with my friends and I always bake little goodies and put them in a bag for them.
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
awww! one day i shall end up with someone like your dad. hahaha! yeah it's in october. my friends and i just thought of celebrating it in advance! : i'm kidding. it's just that it's a scary month for me. hahaha. as you said, everybody's falling. but not everybody's caught. so the unlucky ones shatter, unacknowledged. and i'm not a big fan of broken hearts, then again, who is? the only hope i cling on to, so i'd stop calling it halloween, is when my friends and i get through its 28 days as painless as possible, that didn't quite happen this month. maybe next year. ;) anyway, you're a sweet friend, you must be a very pleasant person. thank you for your time, i really appreciate it. :)
• United States
2 Feb 10
i don't really have an opinion on valentine's day one way or another because it's really just a holiday made up for commercial purposes, but i have to know... why would you compare something that you find so horrible to such a lovely holiday as halloween?
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
because they offer the same things to their love ones on All Souls' Day--flowers, candles...and because Halloween is usually a scary season. i find valentines' day a scary season for a different reason, though. (i'm philophobic, lol.) but nah, it's just me and my bitter ideas. and my friends' broken hearts, and for the 28 lonely days and nights and the commercialized definition of love. hehe.. thanks for your time. ;)
2 Feb 10
Well in the years past I used to love the whole romanticized notion of valentines day, the spoiling of a loved one with cards, gifts, flowers all ending in a romantic meal. But these days, being happily single, I look on it as another day of mass commercialism where those wrapped up in love feel obliged thanks to clever marketing to over spend on gifts which are double the price on that day than at any other time of the year. As you can guess I won't be celebrating valentines day but will probably end up watching a few romantic movies which are aired on TV purely because I can laugh at the often romantic nonsense which Hollywood tells us what real romance should be.
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
yeah i thought about that too. i actually blame valentines' day and romantic flicks, and dramas as the culprit of overpopulation in some countries. LOL. but no really. the influence of media can just be so influential that it can greatly affect the minds of the youth that comprises a large percent of population... at least here in our country. maybe if there are more films that would invite the people to think, and inspire the people to be better, people would breakaway from the notion that they need a love life to die happy. _ thanks for your time! i really appreciate it! =D
• United States
2 Feb 10
I know that when I was single I didn't care much for valentine's day and it was just a dumb holiday to share candy and for couples to spend time....blah blah blah!! Right? Well it seems that everything changes when you meet someone special. You love proving your love to everyone, and getting special gifts and whatever. Well I look at it this way. For everything that us women do for our men all year around, we deserve one day out of the year for men to spoil us and pay attention to us.
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
of course! thanks for sharing your thoughts. :
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
I like your discussion, not because I can relate to it, but it is very funny. I have never gone out on Valentines' day. Not because there was no one to spend it with. But with my first job, I had to be at work the whole day and this meant that I would be spending Valentines' probably on my rest day. I hate flowers, so I share your sentiment of it being similar to Halloween. Those flowers are so expensive, I'd appreciate it more if the guy bought something else instead..something that doesn't wilt and die on the second day because of our weather here in the Philippines. And I dread going out on a date on Valentine's day because of the crazy crowd the day brings in. For me, Valentines' is like Christmas. Its all superficial with all those red hearts and gift ideas. If you have a significant other, it doesn't matter if its Valentines or just an ordinary day. What matters is how you make each other feel special and loved, even without the flowers and the gifts.
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
yeah agree with you. it doesn't really matter if it's valentines or not, even an ordinary day is a valentine's day when it's shared with someone special. thanks for your time! :)