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25 minutes ago, Gopi Passiflora said:

All I can think about is eating candy and appreciating the heart-themed decorations....

Find another single person who likes valentines day and enjoy the day together. You don't have to be a couple or think long term, just have fun. Much better than choosing to be alone, unless you don't want to, so this day means absolutely nothing.

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1 minute ago, Nick0678 said:

Find another single person who likes valentines day and enjoy the day together. You don't have to be a couple or thing long term, just have fun.

Much better than choosing to be being alone, unless you don't want to so this day means absolutely nothing.

That sounds pretty good. Thanks!

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In world, I can think of a few ideas. You could maybe catch a movie (perhaps a romance type). You could go on a boat ride around a "romantic area" and enjoy the scenery. You could spend the time trying to find a date (kidding). Maybe do something like go to a zoo or go horseback riding. You could also spend time with close friends. It doesn't have to be all about romantic love or commercialism.

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While some celebrate Valentine's Day, in my country we celebrate Trifon zarezan in honor of St. Trifon, the patron saint of vineyards. It's holiday celebrated by vine growers, falconers, gardeners and innkeepers.
The day also marks the beginning of grape pruning and is usually celebrated by drinking wine.

Cheers to all! 

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Valentines day is a commercial invention.
To say you like\love somebody can be done 365.25 days a year on average.

For me it is another day behind my mug of coffee and whatever the day brings.
No special activities.

Who knows, I might put some extra hazelnut syrup in my afternoon coffee to celibate. 🤪

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13 minutes ago, Sid Nagy said:

Who knows, I might put some extra hazelnut syrup in my afternoon coffee to celibate. 🤪

   I was talking just earlier today about how the perfect place to bring someone on a first date was to go for pizza. Because then you'll know right away, if they're those weird types who order pizza with pineapple, or banana and curry, that you know not to take things any further with them.

   Perhaps a coffee shop might just serve the same purpose .. ^_^

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of course singles can enjoy valentines day too. I have been single for a while I have. What i normally do is treat myself to a nice meal and maybe watch a film and do stuff on my own. I think even if someone doesn't have a partner or a person to spend time with on the day. Best to give yourself a little treat and care. Also even if you don't have that significant other. you can always do stuff with your friends or family too.

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Valentine's day, and love is in the air, along with dust, pet dander and toxic mold spores.

NO! You can not celebrate the highly commercialised celebration day when you're single! My god, the audacity!

Also, Valentine's day is my rezday, so get me something, or else...!

 

J/K, but not about my rezday -.- ;) 

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My ex-husband and I never enjoyed Valentine's Day as a couple. It was a contrived, exploitative holiday and we chose not to conform.

I happily continue that tradition without him.

Our special day was Saturday, when we'd watch crap sci-fi movies and eat pizza.

I happily continue that tradition without him, too. His family happily continues the tradition without me, though we did enjoy "Plan Nine from Outer Space" together some years ago.

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3 hours ago, Orwar said:

   It'll be a Monday this year, so, probably not?

^^ This, because it is really "just another day".

 

My husband and I stopped giving each other stuff on V-day years ago because it is so commercialized.  We might cook ourselves a special meal, but the odds are low.  Our wedding anniversary means far more to us that Valentine's day each year.

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Yes singles can enjoy Valentines day, one way of doing it would be to send gifts out to your friends.  If you don't have friends, just start sending hearts to random people, repeatedly.. Also send them notecards, with hearts <3 <3 Sure we may freak them out, but it is done in the name of love!
 

 

Love them and squeeze them and hug them, and call them all George :) 

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One of the places where I used to work made valentine's day special for everyone, or at least the lovely canteen staff did. All the food was coloured red (even the mashed potatoes), there were heart-shaped cookies, tablecloths with hearts on, even the takeaway bags and serviettes were themed up with kissy lips on them. 

It made us all smile when we went downstairs for our morning bacon butties and cheese on toast to see what they had planned, and one girl in my office forgot she was supposed to be meeting her husband that lunchtime, such was the lure of a fun valentine-themed luncheon with the rest of us (and her fear of missing out). 

I was living with someone back in the day, but he worked away so I was all on my ownio. We never did anything special for valentine's day. It has been just another commercialised load of nonsense. Love is for life, not just for valentine's! 

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4 minutes ago, Istelathis said:

Yes singles can enjoy Valentines day, one way of doing it would be to send gifts out to your friends.  If you don't have friends, just start sending hearts to random people, repeatedly.. Also send them notecards, with hearts <3 <3 Sure we may freak them out, but it is done in the name of love!

   Here. Will you be my friend?!

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13 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

^^ This, because it is really "just another day".

 

My husband and I stopped giving each other stuff on V-day years ago because it is so commercialized.  We might cook ourselves a special meal, but the odds are low.  Our wedding anniversary means far more to us that Valentine's day each year.

Ahhh yes, you married people are so lucky,  spending 365 days/year together.

Unfortunately those of us who are still single get to celebrate this day every year with a different person, or not at all of course.

(personally already arranged with a friend with benefits. have some spaghetti, a lil bit of wine, watch a movie.. and then *cEnSoReD*)

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If you need one day to purchase or take part in over inflated cost things to show someone you care about them when you have 363 or 364 other days (depending on the year in question) then something is wrong.

Singles can simply rejoice in the fact that they are not buying into the gravy train that the commercial interests have made this (and every other event) into.

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