What does it mean to you

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48708)
United Kingdom
January 13, 2007 1:15pm CST
What does Valentinesday mean to you
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@mel_87 (856)
13 Feb 07
ermmm nothing cos iv never yet had a boyfriend on valentines day lol
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 07
Babe you don't need to have a Boyfriend lol it is what you think the meaning is but if you are like Mum then you will think the same, but knowing you like your Presents Welllllllllllll. You deserve the best, my Love.
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@mel_87 (856)
15 Feb 07
ok i think it is another day to spend money there shoudnt be a actuall day for people to show they love each other it should be done everyday
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Love - Share the love
Valentines Day means that I can spend the evening with my husband without the kids enjoy our time together. It means love and connecting as a couple. I don't care about the cards, the candy, the flowers. All I want is to spend the time with my husband.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 07
Well said that is all I want the special time with my Man and nothing else yes we do express our love everyday in words action and things like that but that Particular Day you express more deeply and not with Cards or Presents
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@Mecboy (1050)
• United States
13 Jan 07
well if i had a girlfriend, a date and bunch of other fun stuff. the carnival, fair. cotton candy LOL. lets see. picnics, the park. A whole lot of fun.
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• Australia
14 Jan 07
Hi Gabs. I'm probably not the person to answer this one, but I can imagine you and your hubby really enjoying each other at that dinner. Have an extra hug on me. Neither my husband nor I came from families that celebrated birthdays, let alone Valentines Day. The first ever birthday party I had was when the youth group gave me a surprise one for my 50th birthday. We did make a bit of a fuss for birthdays for our own children, but my husband always thought they were unnecessary, so they were nothing great. I haven't had a birthday or wedding anniversary gift from my husband in the 46 years we've been married, but that doesn't mean we don't share our love. We do. We have said, and I believe it is true, that every day is a birthday, or Valentines Day, if you wish. So, we won't be celebrating Valentines Day, and probably won't even realise it is that day on the day, but you can rest assured, we will be celebrating our love, for we do that every day.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Cloudwalker I am not married anymore after 21 years of a Marriage which went nowhere and mentally nearly killed me I got divorced but I have the most loving Man now who is in my thoughts on thiis Day as for my Ex he used to be out with his Friends and other Women on most Days and that particular Day That is so sweet how you and your Husband love each other so much and you are right love for each other is celebrated every Day Thank you again for a lovely response Cloudwalker
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• Australia
14 Jan 07
Sorry, Gabs, I remember now that you had a marriage break down. I sure hope you find lots of love this time. Have a great day.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Don't worry Cloudwalker you can't remember evryting Sweet and it is ok honest and yes I am being treated well by this Man I never knew it could be this Loving and caring
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@Darkwing (21586)
14 Jan 07
To me, it's just like any other day Gabs. I don't get cards, never have and if I want to go out for dinner or a drink, it's down to the pub and joined in their Valentine's Day Celebrations. lol. Who's gonna send me a card no, then? lol
@Darkwing (21586)
14 Jan 07
Sheeeeeeeesh.. typos are bad tonight. That should read *and join in their... and, *Who's gonna send me a card now, then? lol
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Awwwwwwww Darkwing I am so sorry you never know someone might send you a card Lol yeah Typo was a bit bad there never mind I knew what you you ment lololol
@Darkwing (21586)
14 Jan 07
Well, I have to admit that just one card would be nice, before I move on out of this world. ha ha ha Yeah, typos were bad! I must have been tired. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.. so there! ha ha
@timou87 (1641)
• Singapore
14 Jan 07
I am actually quite curious to find out how Valentines Day came to be. Vaguely remember some Saint being involved. But in my opinoin in such a commercial world that we live in, Valentines Day has sort of become a commercial goldmine for opportunist and entrepreneurial business minds, e.g. selling roses, planning romantic dates and the like.
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• Australia
14 Jan 07
While Valentines Day is very commercialised, just as Christmas is, it doesn't mean we can't celebrate it in our own way - and what an opportunity to share with someone special - especially for a shy person!
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Thank you both so much for this to me Valentines Day was always a Day for love with the one you love
• United States
13 Jan 07
Personally I think Valentine's Day is over rated. No, I've never had a bad V-day but I just think we should spend every day showing the person we love, how much we love them. Why do we have one day a year that we have to go all out and buy things? I'd much rather be shown all year long and have presents just sporadically. We do normally go out to eat but it may not be on Valentine's Day. We have kids now so sometimes going out on a date with my husband takes lots of planning.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 07
Yes I agree but on Valentinesday I think it is nice to specially show my Man how much I love him don't get me wrong I do all year through but it just seems to be that bit more special But thank you for your View
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• Pakistan
13 Jan 07
yeah you should go with your love out somewhere so that you can make it memorable in your lifetime.
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@weemam (13377)
15 Feb 07
It means to me love and caring and having each other near , 6 months ago I thought I had lost my husband and valentine just like any other day makes me feel so special just to have him here xx
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 07
Yes Weemam and I know this makes it more special to you Hugs to you
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8 Feb 07
I believge that Valentines is for women. The fact that i love my wife should be shown regularly, not when the shops want to make money
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 07
Hi Leedsrbest, That is a lovely Attitude and I totally agree as the Shops do make their money, by People thinking they have to buy something to show their Love, when really all it takes is showing your Love and Appreciation
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• United States
20 Jan 07
It's a money making holiday for Halmark and other companies. But, I like it anyway. The world is so full of evil and unhappiness, that this is a great special day to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. I like to make a heart shaped cake for my hubby, and we spend a lovely day and evening together. You are right, no money can ever buy that kind of a love relationship.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
No it can't that is one thing money can not buy and I think I would rather love then money actually I don't think I know Thank you again Margieanneart
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• Singapore
18 Jan 07
i think that everything is too expensive on Valentine's day...presents, restaurants, flowers...it's all about money, money and money...to me, it's a time to tell my loved ones...and my best friends that i love them and that i appreciate them for being there for me. i think the best would be to spend the day with my bf, doing nothing, but just be there with each other...
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 07
Thank you everyone and yes Eunice I totally agree ith you love that is the most important thing and I am glad to see that most People feel the same way
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@arlerambabu (1079)
• India
14 Jan 07
Can't you give your love to your sweet heart without a valentine's day?It can be done without a valentine's day. You can spend your night with your sweet heart to heap cart loads of love without a Valentine's day. Yes, such occasions will give you a chance to show the love towards your sweet heart.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Yes I can and I do but as I have said everyday Life you know you love one another and you do let them know but on this special Day it is the Day where you take the time to do things and say things that you can not on every other Day you know you love one another and you tell one another but this Day is special and I do not care if People disagree lol but it is
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• Italy
14 Jan 07
For me, it doesn' t mean nothing. You must show how do you love your partner every day, not only in one day. I don' t believe in love, though :) It' s just what I think ;)
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
I do show him but on that one Day it is more special as that is the Day where it is shown more and where you are greatful you have one another more than normal Days I am so sorry you do not believe in Love
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@abhiroop85 (2827)
• Scottsdale, Arizona
14 Jan 07
Sinec I am yet to find my lady love, so it is a day to try finding them, i am never sure who is that. As such, i keep greetings, and send the valentine day cards to few, and hopefully wait for the respond. When my search meet success then I shall have a day`s full company of my lady love, and that is all , I shall spend the day knowing her, since these days ,with such a busy schedule it is quite difficult to spare a single day for anything unless the day is earmarked
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Well I hope you will find her soon
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
well for me , , it's about letting someone know that they are loved and showing them how much they mean to you , , :-)
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Yes I fully agree with you there
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Valentines day is just like any other day. But it is a day named after a saint, so if I have a chance to go to church, I will. It is a good day to just be happy and be thankful for the people you love and who love you! You don't necessarily have to go out and spend bunches of money on chocolates, flowers, or dinner, but it would be nice, how about tomarrow! Getting drunk? i don't think so! Is it about presents? Not for me! Is it about cards? A card would be nice just to say i love you, but a home-made card would be alot better! I would just like to rent movies or PPV! Although an engagement ring would be nice!
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Yes I agree with you there and that is all that matters on this particular Day
• United States
14 Jan 07
what it means to me is sharing the day with the person that u love very much and doing something for them that u might have not ever done before its not just doing the same thing every year and buying the same old things. no, to me its doing different things and spending time together showing each other how much u really care about them. its not about spending money on the best thing money can buy because u can't be love with money. its got to come from the heart. U can either make it or buy it but it does not have to be so exspensive. Just do what u think makes ur lover happy and cherish every moment u have with them because any given day, they can be taken away from u so u got to show them how much u really care about them. love them with all ur heart.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Thank you for this lovely response
14 Jan 07
We have never celebrated V day as it is for people who fancy someone and sends them an anonymous card. It's just a money making spin. We celebrate and give each other presents, notes and such all year round, not just for one day. I know couples who have terrible relationships but on V day they go overboard-flowers, presents and dining out. Then spend the next 364 days arguing again lol. I bet I sound like a killjoy, but I am a romantic who likes it all year round. Just greedy I suppose.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Yes I have to say this Card buisness I just don't know what that is all about To me that Day is to be with the one you love not send out silly Cards
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
14 Jan 07
oh you.Do ya think he can send me something from heaven huh? We always went out dancing and drinking had a good time that was in yunger days the last years was set at home listening to music holding hand and just loving
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Yes Lakota he can he will send All his Love for you like he showed you when he was alive Hugs to you
• United States
13 Jan 07
Valentine's Day means expressing love for everyone who is dear to me. Not just my lover, but my daughter, my friends, my family, even my pets. It is a day to celebrate the loves in our lives.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Thank you everyone