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I'd prefer a card for Pancake Day than I would for today. I suppose I'll be forced into taking the wife out for a Balti tonight, before watching BArcelona in the Champions League. Same shit, different year.

Curry and Football on Valentines = You the man TBF.. :lol:

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I find Valentine's Day, being single, to be very liberating.

I can sit here now and remember previous Valentine's Days with my nut-job ex-girlfriend.

If I bought her roses, why didn't I buy her chocolates? If I bought chocolates, why didn't I buy roses? I recall one Valentine's Day when I bought her roses every day for about a week, 5 or 7 days, and then I stopped. This was not good enough, and she began buying roses herself so that she could tell all her friends how much I loved her.

I felt sad as if saw this as a sign of insecurity and need... but, boy, was I shocked when, several years later, I read about personality disorders and how this is actually a commonly known way of narcisistical and borderline women controlling their men.

No, as I type this now a huge wave of relief is flowing through my body. Not my problem - some other sap has that 'delight'.

I think I will go out now and have a look in the shops at all the men stressing over what to buy.

Find a good woman and she can make your life complete, find a nutjob and you end up ill, stressed and worse.

Here endeth the lesson.

Pancakes eh? Nice bit of lemon.

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I am married with two kids. Me and the wife made a deal a few years ago that we will not get each other cards, prezzies or any other Valentine related gifts. We are both capable of being romantic at times but it`s cheaper and more meaningful when not on February 14th...

How cheap am i ? :lol:

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I am married with two kids. Me and the wife made a deal a few years ago that we will not get each other cards, prezzies or any other Valentine related gifts. We are both capable of being romantic at times but it`s cheaper and more meaningful when not on February 14th...

How cheap am i ? :lol:

Do you spare each other crap for the season of Humbug, too?

I sometimes do the dinner-for-two thing on Feb. 14th. Sometimes restaurants do a special promotion that makes it worthwhile :D

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I am married with two kids. Me and the wife made a deal a few years ago that we will not get each other cards, prezzies or any other Valentine related gifts. We are both capable of being romantic at times but it`s cheaper and more meaningful when not on February 14th...

How cheap am i ? :lol:

I had hoped that with 2 young children I could avoid this but even so my wife is still desperate to go for a meal this evening. She gets an 89p card from "the Card Factory" and that is all. I too suggested going out later in the week but was met with much resistance. golddigger.

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I'd prefer a card for Pancake Day than I would for today. I suppose I'll be forced into taking the wife out for a Balti tonight, before watching BArcelona in the Champions League. Same shit, different year.

Yum Balti, reminded me I'm due a good curry, I'll try to hold out until the weekend. Don't want to be too extravagant.

Maybe some pops & lime pickle and an ice cool Kingfisher.

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Do you spare each other crap for the season of Humbug, too?

I sometimes do the dinner-for-two thing on Feb. 14th. Sometimes restaurants do a special promotion that makes it worthwhile :D

Yes.. Same deal for Christmas. We always buy something for the house. This year we decided that we wanted a new tv. We bought a 3D jobby and the kids love it.

We do buy for birthdays though.

It started to get a bit silly and expensive for me as my sons birthday is on the 18th dec and the wifes is on the 20th dec.

Back to pancakes. Lemon only and if you have a real sweet tooth, lob a dollop of vanilla ice cream in the middle.

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Yes.. Same deal for Christmas. We always buy something for the house. This year we decided that we wanted a new tv. We bought a 3D jobby and the kids love it.

We do buy for birthdays though.

It started to get a bit silly and expensive for me as my sons birthday is on the 18th dec and the wifes is on the 20th dec.

Back to pancakes. Lemon only and if you have a real sweet tooth, lob a dollop of vanilla ice cream in the middle.

Can't beat pancakes with sugar and lemon juice. Never done the ice cream thing though. Interesting.

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Yum Balti, reminded me I'm due a good curry, I'll try to hold out until the weekend. Don't want to be too extravagant.

Maybe some pops & lime pickle and an ice cool Kingfisher.

Favourite part of the Indian meal experience. Cold beer, Pops and the Chutney tray. :wub:

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I had hoped that with 2 young children I could avoid this but even so my wife is still desperate to go for a meal this evening. She gets an 89p card from "the Card Factory" and that is all. I too suggested going out later in the week but was met with much resistance. golddigger.

89p...Tsk...

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7p...Would then leave you change for a couple of Curly Wurlies, and perhaps a Sherbert Dibdab..

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I find Valentine's Day, being single, to be very liberating.

I can sit here now and remember previous Valentine's Days with my nut-job ex-girlfriend.

If I bought her roses, why didn't I buy her chocolates? If I bought chocolates, why didn't I buy roses? I recall one Valentine's Day when I bought her roses every day for about a week, 5 or 7 days, and then I stopped. This was not good enough, and she began buying roses herself so that she could tell all her friends how much I loved her.

I felt sad as if saw this as a sign of insecurity and need... but, boy, was I shocked when, several years later, I read about personality disorders and how this is actually a commonly known way of narcisistical and borderline women controlling their men.

No, as I type this now a huge wave of relief is flowing through my body. Not my problem - some other sap has that 'delight'.

I think I will go out now and have a look in the shops at all the men stressing over what to buy.

Find a good woman and she can make your life complete, find a nutjob and you end up ill, stressed and worse.

Here endeth the lesson.

Pancakes eh? Nice bit of lemon.

Why didn't you just buy her Roses chocolates?

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Valentines? Total mugs game surely. Mass guilt trip on the male of the species, don't fall for it. :lol:

I'll be 'romantic' some other time than when Clintons cards and the rest of the natty gift industry hikes its prices!

As long as you are romantic on your own terms at other times without any prompting I reckon women don't care about valentines either. Its when you don't do anything else for the rest of the year that they cling onto that as the one day they know you'll buy them a pink card and a funny little furry teddy clutching a heart shaped pillow saying "Be mine" on it. Such touching words show you're a man of substance, a keeper.

Funnily enough my missus isn't too bothered about it any more - been together 9 years and I've boycotted valentines probably the last six of those so no danger of her getting her hopes up that I buy her some fizzy pink wine (original) or roses (show her you REALLY REALLY care) this time around. Infact I'm off to the footy instead tonight B)

On an unrelated note I somehow forgot our anniversary for the first time ever last year, now THAT she was bothered about :ph34r:

Pancakes: Sugar and Lemon every time. Shedloads of lemon.

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I am married with two kids. Me and the wife made a deal a few years ago that we will not get each other cards, prezzies or any other Valentine related gifts. We are both capable of being romantic at times but it`s cheaper and more meaningful when not on February 14th...

How cheap am i ? :lol:

Don't think that's cheap - pretty much all the happy couples i know have agreed similar.

A gift is much more meaningful when it's truly spontaneous or from the heart, than when the latest faddy commercialised event happens.

Plus, if you really do decide to surprise her for valentines day one year it truly will be a surprise, versus being measured by some expectation of what valentines day 'should' be from all the advertising saturation.

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Had to laugh going through Canary Wharf Canada square yesterday, Clinton cards completely packed with office workers (mostly men) was even a queue as well snaking out.

Other people walking past were stopping to look, pointing and laughing, and someone was even taking pictures of the madness :)

#edit: Me and the Mrs staying in as usual on 14th, who wants to be stuck in a packed out restaurant with over priced menus with all the other muppets. We always go out one day the next week instead :)

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Valentine's day is a game which men who aren't fathers should refuse to play.

Maybe hard-working harassed mums who need to feel valued just for a day deserve it, so I will indeed try to treat my wife a little. Let's face it, women shoulder most of the childcare burden, and kids have little or no understanding that their parents are human and not cooking/cleaning/driving robots.

The rest of you women without children are just emotional blackmailing hussies, what makes you more special than your man? You could treat him, couldn't you? Or do you want rights without responsibilities?

<runs for cover>

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Valentine's day is a game which men who aren't fathers should refuse to play.

Maybe hard-working harassed mums who need to feel valued just for a day deserve it, so I will indeed try to treat my wife a little. Let's face it, women shoulder most of the childcare burden, and kids have little or no understanding that their parents are human and not cooking/cleaning/driving robots.

The rest of you women without children are just emotional blackmailing hussies, what makes you more special than your man? You could treat him, couldn't you? Or do you want rights without responsibilities?

<runs for cover>

...or the "poor" blokes who have to commute 2 hours each way for a job they despise...

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