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What Do You Think Is Romantic?  
User currently offlineCamAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

As Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, what do you think is romantic?

I'm probably going to shoot myself in the foot here, but I don't like the usual typical V. D. stuff: it's all too commerical and quite meaningless. WOW! A rose. How lovely. I bet it took you all of 10 seconds to buy that.

For me, something like walking along a beach together is very romantic, as is sitting atop a cliff and looking out into the horizon.

WOW! A shop-bought card. I bet it took you all of 10 seconds to buy that. A handmade card is much better - and it shows you've actually thought a lot about it and put proper effort into it.

I don't understand why it has to be on one specific day and why people think you have to spend a lot to impress.

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

I can't even spell the word.

I think it starts with an "R".

SO, needless to say, for me it's the old standard. Candy, Flowers, Card, perhaps jewelry . . .

Long as it gets the job done.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
I don't understand why it has to be on one specific day and why people think you have to spend a lot to impress.

The combination of media and business owners really are making up that day just to increase their business. Just the as it works with other "celebration days" like "Mother´s day" and "Father´s Day" - and of course "Christmas".

Coming back to the original question: If you really want to treat your partner something special, look for something unusual (a "mini-break" or some theatre/musical tickets) but present this only at VD, but carry out the actual event at a different time. That way, you will have the advantage that your partner gets the "treatment" twice (for only once the price and the thinking) ...
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4530 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Never have cared much for Valentine's Day. On Tuesday evening we are going out for dinner with a girlfriend of ours, but that's a coincidence.

We live about four miles from the beaches and these beaches here face north-west. In June and July it doesn't get really dark here until about 11:00 p.m. We'll cycle to the beach after dinner and sit outside one of the less well visited beach cafés and drink coffee and Cointreau until after the sun has gone down. That is quite romantic. And much more so than a very commercialised Valentine's Day.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Valentine's day. Ah... another marketing scheme. Just another commercial holiday.

...which I give in to (meh..) I bought a necklace. I won't be able to see my gf on valentine's day though, so she's getting it today.


FSP


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1499 times:
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I don't do Valentines cos I think it is commercially exploitative crap ... but I do believe in romance .... the most romantic thing my partner has ever done for me was to surprise me by coming home a month early after 15 months working overseas ... he gave up the chance to go to several places he had always wanted to go ... and somehow persuaded LH to make an illegal reroute on a Star RTW so that he would be home unannounced for my birthday


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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
What Do You Think Is Romantic?

A lady taking care of a gentleman that has been stabbed in the stomach and keeping his friends updated on his condition.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
As Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, what do you think is romantic?

Writing a poem...


pelican


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 6):

A lady taking care of a gentleman that has been stabbed in the stomach and keeping his friends updated on his condition.

what?


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4530 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 6):
A lady taking care of a gentleman that has been stabbed in the stomach and keeping his friends updated on his condition

Nice one  thumbsup 

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting FSPilot747 (Reply 8):
Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 6):

A lady taking care of a gentleman that has been stabbed in the stomach and keeping his friends updated on his condition.

what?

Some A.netters DO understand whom StuckinMAF is talking about ...  Wink
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7172 posts, RR: 86
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
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THIS WORKS EVERYTIME!!!

I send my girl flowers to her work for no reason at all. I can't tell you how much "affection" I received from her that night she got home!  bouncy 


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11463 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Well, since no one has ever done anything romantic for me at all, I would be over the top getting a store bought card and rose.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
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Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
but I don't like the usual typical V. D. stuff

using VD as an abbreviation for Valentines day ? was that intentional  Wink



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1406 times:

A set of Ben Wa balls
Rope
....and a 9V bettery

Signed,
Logan22L  Wink



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1402 times:

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
but I don't like the usual typical V. D. stuff:

Well, if you're trying for romantic, VD is probably a good thing to avoid! Big grin

We're going out to dinner, but we do that several nights a week anyway, so it's not that big a deal, we have picked a place we've never been before tho.

To me being romantic is just doing the things that show you've really learned whats important to your partner, then doing it for no reason at unexpected times.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1399 times:

I do think cards are romantic as you do have to read them and pick one out to give, though really romantic gestures are the unexpected and surprise ones.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 1394 times:

Quoting CamAir (Thread starter):
For me, something like walking along a beach together is very romantic, as is sitting atop a cliff and looking out into the horizon.

I'm with you on that, especially if it involves watching a sunrise... *sigh*  Silly Other than that, I just heard "Nine Million Bicycles" on the radio, that one I find romatic as well.

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 6):
A lady taking care of a gentleman that has been stabbed in the stomach and keeping his friends updated on his condition.

 checkmark  not "only" romantic, but so altruistic




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User currently offlineSkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 1387 times:

Valentines day is something i dread.............only because i work in the 'flower' business and i'm on the go from sun up till sun down. Still, on that day at least every woman i talk to is friendly and smiling! I've even had a few ask for my number, but having just delivered her roses or whatever i didn't really think it appropriate to be handing out MY number, so i give the number of the company! Yes, i even deliver to guys....one guy last year got all p!ssed off because i delivered alot of things to him! I simply said i was doing my job and that someone thought highly of him, lol. So romantic to me is definately something other than flowers, like watching the sunset from a beach on a warm night, but each to their own.

Cheers

Ps, Mothers day is the best! Not a single sad face to be found, even if they lost their child and i give them flowers, they still beam through their tears.



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Spending time together near the sea.  Smile
A gift,may be a Card & Ring.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
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