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Do you have any plans for today, guys? Are you going out with friends, an FWB, or maybe you’re going out to treat yourself? Perhaps you have a Valentine to go out with this year? And lastly, what does Valentine’s Day mean to you anyway?
For this gay man here, it’s a time for self-love, an opportunity to treat and pamper ourselves—to buy ourselves flowers and to treat ourselves to a fancy dinner. For others, on the other hand, Valentine’s Day means making time for our friends—going out to dinner with them, watching a movie, and buying half-price chocolates at Walmart together.
Some say the occasion is all about going to see their family at this time of year and taking them out to dinner while quite a few in the thread said Valentine’s Day is about spending this important time with their partner or significant other. They say though that it’s not necessarily about going out and buying flowers, chocolates, and jewelry; but rather it’s about staying in and listening to a quiet music while having a cozy bubble bath together.
However, there were also many out there who have a strong aversion to Valentine’s Day. It has become a commercialized event, they say, and they also hate how expensive everything gets during this day—from the flowers to the food—and how overcrowded the restaurants get.
Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is about showing our love and affection to the people that matters to us. It is making an effort and taking the time to show that we remember them, either by simply calling them and greeting them, or sending them a DIY Valentine’s Day card, or cooking them a special meal. I know, I know, I get that we should do this for them every day, every moment, every chance that we can get. But the truth is that life happens, life gets hectic. We immerse ourselves in the hustle and bustle of the city and sometimes in the middle of chaos that is life, we forget our loved ones, our friends, our significant others, and even ourselves. It does happen. And maybe this is the reason why special occasions such as this one were invented: to remind ourselves to take the time to pause and breathe, and to appreciate the people around us—to pamper them and to make them feel special even if it’s just for a day.
What about you, guys? What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? More importantly, do you have plans for today? Did you organize a get together with your Adam4Adam friends through our Parties and Events? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.
We’re wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, and we leave you with my favorite girl in the world, Céline Dion, and her most beautiful love songs, perfect to listen to and enjoy today. Check out Céline’s Valentine’s Day playlist here.
Hoping to help a bud “shoot his arrow.” And get mine to shoot as well. Pretty much like any other day.
Since November 2011 it means nothing any more to me, just another day on the calendar.
It’s a consumer driven, trivial interpretation of love where people put on grandiose displays of affection for people that they don’t even know or care about to see. Like so many other holidays, it’s based off of the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia, where men got naked & beat naked women with whips to increase their fertility. Although the modern version involves high priced flowers, expensive dinners, cheap stuffed animals, sugary candy & sappy written cards but I let people be great. If you wanna fake the love for the ‘Gram or the ‘Book, go right ahead.
I sing Saint Valentine, this day,
I spread abroad his rumor–
A gentleman, it’s safe to say,
Who owned a sense of humor.
Most practical of jokers, he,
Who bade sweethearts make merry
With flowers and birds and amorous words,
In the month of February.
The antic, frantic,
Middle of February.
– Phyllis McGinley
Hallmark making a killing off of the sappiness of humans.
Absolutely nothing, like every other holiday, just another day.
It dosent really mean anything other than “cash grab” cus thats all it is
VD is nothing to clap about. Oh, Valentine Day…In that case Cupid better wear a condom to the glory hole
Kind of a downer. I am single with no one special in my life. But all around me people are giving and getting gifts and celebrating. It’s even worse when they bring it up to me in conversation. “What are you giving your special somebody?” It’s even more compounded since people think I’m straight so they expect I’ve got a woman. (At least I give my elderly mother a Valentine’s card. )
Be glad when the 15th is here. ☹
I think it is stupid.
Nothing lol It’s not a real holiday. The best part of it is discounted chocolates on 02/15!
That is what I always say!
The last time I celebrated Valentine’s Day was 1998. The last time I ENJOYED celebrating Valentine’s Day was 1997. Single since then and it’s great!!!
Cum and chocolate
Marketing, lmao! When I was in love with the man who was in love back, every time we got together was valentine’s day. One of us would call the other at work, leaving a very sexual message as the beginning of foreplay, igniting “the hunger from below”, yeah, man, that was great!
Unending pain. Between PTSD trauma triggered by it, triggered by even saying the word, and the fact people just roll their eyes, it’s painful. On top of that, having to always “out” myself about it every year to new people and regurgitate those same feelings and reactions from people just adds more pain. I hope someday I find a partner that can respect and love me for the shit I have to go through every year by not celebrating it but by simply building a blanket fort and holding me to Netflix until I sleep through the whole day.
Never liked it &, just for my own enjoyment, wear all black that day.