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Old 01-30-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Guys really DO love Valentine's

Guys really love Valentine's
84% of men likely to buy a gift

Forgetting Feb. 14 is `unforgivable'



SAN GREWAL
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There's a dirty little secret that guys have been keeping for years. They use Budweiser commercials and barroom jokes to hide it. They would deny it till their death, God forbid anybody should find out.

But when no one's around except their sweethearts, the Alpha male in them is beaten down and the warm, fuzzy truth comes out.

Men love Valentine's Day more than women.

It's true.

According to the 2004 Harlequin Romance Report, 54 per cent of North American men surveyed agreed that "forgetting Valentine's Day is an almost unforgivable offence in a relationship," compared with only 36 per cent of women.

And 84 per cent of men are likely to buy a gift compared to only 66 per cent of women.

The surprises don't stop there.

If you're a guy living in Canada who is actively looking for love, let's hope you're not disheartened by the following math:

According to another part of the report, 54 per cent of Canadians say men are more likely to be the seducer, but 80 per cent say women are better at it.

The Art Of Seduction, a survey of more than 6,000 men and women from 20 countries worldwide is a separate part of the Harlequin report and according to it money doesn't often buy love, unless you live in Japan.

Only 15 per cent of Canadians said money was the most seductive attribute. Looks was number one, at 65 per cent, but the Japanese, long respected for their spiritual pursuits, have apparently let things slip. Just over half the Japanese surveyed listed money as the most seductive attribute.

When it comes to beauty, Norwegians place the highest premium on the power of appearances, with 88 per cent listing looks as the most seductive attribute.

The survey also includes a list of the most seductive celebrities.

Not many surprises on either side, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Beyoncé Knowles coming in first and second, respectively.

Viggo Mortensen, riding his Lord Of The Rings fame, took top spot on the male list.

Canadian actress Carrie- Anne Moss is apparently well thought of around the globe — she came in at No. 7 — and American TV funny guy Jon Stewart was the big surprise among the men, finishing third, one spot ahead of George Clooney.

A heads up for guys here in the great white north: while 54 per cent of your peers have tried using seductive advances, only 18 per cent have succeeded.

So think carefully about what you say on Valentine's Day.
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But when no one's around except their sweethearts, the Alpha male in them is beaten down and the warm, fuzzy truth comes out.







Oh, this is SO true!
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Is there a "yeah right" smilie?
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I'm going to have my 3rd annual "Piss off Valentine's Day", where I get really drunk, watch John Cusack movies, and pass out, alone.



(j/k about the passing out part... I think.)
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Even though Valentine's Day scorns me every year, I still like it.
I love the boxes of candy and the decorations and covet them.

Why must they be so snide about Viggo Mortensen? Can't they just admit he's f-ing hot?
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And 84 per cent of men are likely to buy a gift
and 95% of those buying a gift are expecting to score....





Valentines is fun, but there are still 364 other days to sell someone you love them.
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I'll take any excuse I can to shower my special someone with gifts
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i dont know if this really means they "love" valentines

it means if they don't buy something for their significant other they know they will be in the shithouse and, as nbcrusader alluded to, won't be able to score on a night of guarenteed action
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Men like V-day because odds are, they're going to get some.
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you can always shower me with gifts, cydewaze
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Men like V-day because odds are, they're going to get some.

Next guy to post in here who's willing to shower me with gifts will get lucky.
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I'm going to have my 3rd annual "Piss off Valentine's Day", where I get really drunk, watch John Cusack movies, and pass out, alone.



(j/k about the passing out part... I think.)
awww sweetie
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Next guy to post in here who's willing to shower me with gifts will get lucky.
Doesn't sound like there would be a whole lot of luck involved!
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Next guy to post in here who's willing to shower me with gifts will get lucky.














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