Poll: Is Valentine's Day a Real Holiday?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Feb 14, 2018.

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  1. Yes - Or at least my spouse/partner/SO sure thinks so

    115 vote(s)
    17.2%
  2. Yes - I enjoy it and go all out

    34 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. No - It's a holiday created by Hallmark

    260 vote(s)
    38.9%
  4. No - I try to show I love my spouse/partner/SO every day

    197 vote(s)
    29.4%
  5. I have no comment about this poll

    116 vote(s)
    17.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Alright, this poll is just for fun!
     
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  2. LadyMac

    LadyMac Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Sure it is! It’s a day I go “ hunny since you love me buy be corals!”
     
  3. mckinleyw

    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I think its just another day. But at the same time it is a day to remind us how we are supposed to treat our significant other, and show them that we do care about them deeply.
     
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    kanders87 Sarcasm Extraordinaire R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    We don’t go all out, but it’s nice to go out to dinner without the kids and just re-connect. I think we get so used to the day to day, that we need a little break to remind us how it all started.
     
  5. hatfielj

    hatfielj Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    All of our holidays in this country persist for corporate interests. We're just pawns buying crap we don't need because they say it's a "special day." Lol, but it's kind of true.
    I'm not complaining though. My wife woke up and made me pancakes today!
     
  6. Tuffyyyyy

    Tuffyyyyy Valuable Member

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    I agree with this. It's definitely a fake holiday, but it's also still nice. We'll usually go out to Buffalo Wild Wings or something because the lines everywhere else are insane and she loves chicken wings.
     
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  7. Don Lidtke

    Don Lidtke Some Old Guy R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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  8. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Valentine's Day is the one unique day, joined by just 364 other special days each year, where I am reminded my wife makes me the luckiest man alive. ;)
     
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    Labridaedicted Wrassetastic R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    My wife and I haven't celebrated it in a few years. We actually celebrate March 15 which is the day we started dating, still, instead. That way it has some meaning.

    Best part about this is we don't pay the holiday markups for gifts and we can actually go eat at a restaurant without booking a month out and being stuck with a pre fixe menu. It's really a win win. Valentines day is totally a Card company holiday.
     
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  10. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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    I would say it's one of the most dangerous holidays we have......it you forget it, your dead! :eek:

    So yes, it's a holiday. :D
     
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    Brynn Brynn rhymes with Gwynn R2R Supporter

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    Bet we'd all be Valentines Day fanatics if BRS had a LUST sale.

    Me and my skimmer celebrated!

    IMG_20180211_055805.jpg
     
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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Well said and I agree.
     
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  14. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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    Quite a handsome guy you have there! :rolleyes: :D:D

    He looks like a "keeper."
     
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    Mrx7899 Well-Known Member

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    According to my wife yes
     
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    vlangel Seahorse whisperer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award 3RMAS Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Dave and I will be married 37 years in June and were dating almost 5 years prior to that and were buddy friends 2+ years before that. I hardly remember life without him! We are starting to get to an age where we consider time with each other a precious gift and we don't need a holiday for that. We do get cards however.
     
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    Hell no it’s a made up holiday by the dang card and flower giants. If you only show your wife or husband, boyfriend, girlfriend or mistress love on one day a year that’ll tell you why you’re single.
     
  18. azbigjohn

    azbigjohn Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    My wife can't see my votes, correct?!?!?!?;Nailbiting;Nailbiting;Nailbiting
     
  19. themcfreak

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    Its a fake holiday, but also happens to be the day of my first date, and the day we got engaged 3 years later. We go to the same restaurant every year (I set the bar high for a first date... lol). Today happens to be our 5 year anniversary of when we started dating. So I don't believe in the holiday, but it has meaning to me now.
     
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  20. Devan Petersen

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    If it were a holiday i wouldn't be sitting here at work. ;Vomit
     
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