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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:00 AM
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Default How much do you spend on Valentine’s Day?

I am curious about how much everyone spends on their significant others on V-Day, so I created a poll so we can see if most people are spending more on V-Day than Christmas or if they are not buying gifts at all…
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i celebrate valentine's day on june 14th and save a heck of alot of $$$$$$
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WE don't tend to spend that much. Usually a little bit of candy and card, and sometimes flowers.

Most of the time, wedon't go out, because we live in a small town, and the resturants are packed.
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What ever a good lobster tail cost! We just go for dinner nothing else.
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Valentine's day comes two weeks after Dirk's birthday and one day after mine! I like to prepare an extra special dinner for us and then a week or so later we take a short vacation. By February, we need a winter break.
As for flowers, I'm too cheap to pay holiday prices. Last year, on the day after Vday, we bought two dozen beautiful roses for ten dollars....90% off the price on Vday! For a savings of $90, I'll wait! (Savings go into cruise fun fund!)
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We just do the dinner out thing but it is usually on the weekend as we work hard and would rather go out when we are not so tired.
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Year before last it was a minor trinket with a card.
Last year it was a cruise with the Carnival roses. (the cruise worked better)
This year with the 19 degree temps the Southern Caribbean is looking very good for Valentines Day.
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Usually, we do the dinner thing, but last year I waited too long to make reservations, so we didn't do anything.

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We keep it small, I usually get flowers, stuffed animals, etc...Just a nice thought is appreciated, doesn't have to spend a ton of $.
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Happily single, so no $$ spent!!
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There's a restaurant here that has an event deal we usually go to. It's $69.
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It really depends on what Mrs. Kuki wants to buy me. So far in our marriage every year it's NOTHING.

I don't understand. Is Valentine's Day the only acceptable politcally correct time to be gender specific?
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Mean Dean....smart man...tht means you have more $$$ to take a young lady on a nice cruise in October to celebrate Valentine's Day
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In Japan, the women give men chocolate and gifts on Valentine's Day; a wonderful tradition.

Now that we are in Europe, it is costing me a fortune as we are going to Switzerland and Austria for the week with Valentine's Day in Vienna.
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There are two days we never celebrate on the day.. Valentines Day and Mothers Day.. There are specially priced menus and mobs of people.. What Parrot Pop and I do is go out the night before. Parrot Pop is romantic and does send me a beautiful bouquet of flowers though for Valentines Day (a well known 0nline remind him of all our occasions..lol)..it is also the day we became engaged...55 years ago this year. What do I buy him...he doesn't need anything.. he has me......
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sooooooo Parrot Mom...you are living proof of the old saying "it's cheaper to keep her"
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sooooooo Parrot Mom...you are living proof of the old saying "it's cheaper to keep her"

Well, Venice...it's would be harder to break another one like me in..lol...after 54 y ears..and lets not talk about MY breaking him in either..
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Valentines Day is also our wedding anniversary. I joke and say we picked that date because they start advertising it right after Christmas so the hubby will have plenty of reminders! We usually go for a nice dinner somewhere This year we are celebrating a few weeks early (Jan. 24 -31) with a cruise on the Carnival Legend. So I guess this year we spent a little more. This will be the 4th cruise we have done either just before or actually on Valentines Day. This year will be our 40th so we decided to go for it and I am so looking forward to getting out of this cold & snow.
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Thanks for reminding me that V Day is coming up! We don't exchange gifts for anything anymore (we just cruise!), but we do give each other a card .

Parrot Mom & Parrot Pop, you appear to be a very happy couple ! May you have many more Valentine Day's together!
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As Parrot Pop would say.. we have been married 54 years... out of the 54 there have been THREE good ones..
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As Parrot Pop would say.. we have been married 54 years... out of the 54 there have been THREE good ones..
Tee, hee! Just hope to get close to 54 years !
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We argue and argue until he sees it MY way, well, that is what he says On our next cruise on the Equinox we will celebrate our 55th anniversary.. Fern, it isn't easy, but we are making it. there are times we would like to kill each other, but we have so much in common and we just forge on.. Remember, it's not to late to have a happy childhood...
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We argue and argue until he sees it MY way, well, that is what he says On our next cruise on the Equinox we will celebrate our 55th anniversary.. Fern, it isn't easy, but we are making it. there are times we would like to kill each other, but we have so much in common and we just forge on.. Remember, it's not to late to have a happy childhood...and his favorite saying at 79 is... "growing up is not mandatory"...
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We're now looking at 29 years in March. I'd love to redo childhood !

We don't argue much anymore-usually one of us gives up before things get too bad! I always think, "Is this really worth arguing about??" Unless it's "life and death", I say NO to myself and we go on...
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