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Old 02-07-2011, 11:52 PM   #16
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Frankly I like my romance spontaneous and genuine. I'm pretty indifferent when it comes to VDay.

Seems mostly to me to be a cheap commercial parody of romance designed (by those who profit from it) to foster greed and disappointment (in women) and guilt and resentment (in men).
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:09 AM   #17
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:23 AM   #18
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This guy sounds like he has issues with women and with himself.

Most women I know (single or otherwise) hate Valentine's Day and I certainly don't know anyone who expects elaborate gifts. If it were up to me, I'd ignore it entirely, however the better half is much more romantic and sentimental than me, so I've learned to accept it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:09 AM   #19
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Meh. It's all about March 14 for me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #20
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This guy sounds like he has issues with women and with himself.

I agree. Grow a pair? What is he, 12? I'd be afraid of what he says about being "under the clitoral hood" too. Maybe he got stuck under there and he can't get out Being a man, being masculine, whatever you want to call it, is about so much more than what this guy is talking about. It all seems so high school to me.

I don't feel entitled to a single thing. If I really want anything I can get it for myself or do without it. I think Valentine's Day is just a silly, harmless holiday. I'm not a big believer in "romance" at all. I believe in genuine love and caring and friendship and respect for another person that has zero to do with material goods and can't be proven by those. And not in buying someone things in order to assure sex in return and in thinking that you're being "sextorted". Yeah, that's so "romantic"-who needs or wants that? Ew.
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I guess I can't be bothered to even "hate" Valentine's day. I just really couldn't care less. Phil and I enjoy going out for dinner and seeing a movie, so that is our MO for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's day, etc. We use these special days to justify spending money on consumables Since Phil and many of my family and friends are teachers, I see Valentine's day as a day when kids give each other a bunch of candy more than a day when we are supposed to be romantic and Phil gives me expensive gifts. I've always seen it as more of a kids holiday than an adult holiday.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:04 PM   #22
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I officially boycott women handfeeding grown men. I'd tell him to grow a pair, but... I guess he goes along with it because he's being sextorted.

I can't get that image out of my head. Damn you two crazy kids (well almost 40 year olds feeding each other in public on the world's largest HD screen-go feed each other in private under his painting of himself as a centaur)

YouTube - Cameron Diaz feeds A-Rod
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:28 PM   #23
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Seems like all the women replying to this thread have had pretty much the same reaction to V-Day.

Kind of makes me feel like this guy has created an imaginary entitled boogeywoman in his head.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #24
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there seems to be an expectation of a male suitor of a certain income level who is both a guy's guy and yet able to not just meet but anticipate her every emotional need. there is an expectation that they will be treated in the manner in which their monied fathers have treated them, but yet be right in every disagreement. apologies, flowers, and homecooked dinners should follow each fight. genuinely interesting boyfriend prospects are discarded after a few dates because they don't measure up to a certain ideal that encompasses not just a specific physical ideal (actually, they are more forgiving on this than their male entitlement counterparts), but an economic and emotional one as well. failure to live up to specific expectations are not even just personal shortcomings, but actually slights against the female involved. you tell yourself that you won't just "settle," and you can point out the various numerous flaws in the spouses and relationships of all your female friends who have "settled," and you won't make those mistakes.

i love these women, but i would never, ever want to date them. it seems an impossible task. i would initially tend to blame the makers of hollywood rom-coms, but then, people like these women spend $$$ to go see such films, so wash, rinse, repeat.
Oddly enough, my reading of these situations is that the problem is primarily the behaviour of the men here, or at least, that that's the thing that needs to change. I would guess they are behaving like wussies and failing to spark attraction. Attraction is innate - and the last thing that inspires it in the female gender is wussie behaviour (being too available, throwing out grovelling compliments like confetti, ringing her too often, always paying for dinner - all the usual stuff).
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Being a man, being masculine, whatever you want to call it, is about so much more than what this guy is talking about. It all seems so high school to me.
But who decides what being masculine is all about - and why should women even have any input into defining it? Not being argumentative, I'm just intrigued by this subject.
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But who decides what being masculine is all about - and why should women even have any input into defining it?
As much as we could elaborate on the cultural evolution of gender roles, A_Wanderer would probably keep it simple and point out that propagation of the species is largely determined by women. We determine when and if we will have babies and with whom.

Men who want to have sex learn to adapt.
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Seems like all the women replying to this thread have had pretty much the same reaction to V-Day.


yes, but this is Little San Francisco. the women in here hate men to begin with.
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The others are too busy imagining the perfect Valentine's Day.
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yes, but this is Little San Francisco. the women in here hate men to begin with.
Hey hey now, San Francisco = free love.
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The others are too busy imagining the perfect Valentine's Day.
My perfect Valentine's Day is a bar crawl with (pre-rehab) Charlie Sheen as my wingman.
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