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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:18 AM

I'm staying off Facebook today. Valentine's Day is bad enough when you are alone

but when all your friends and family are posting their declarations of love, it's pretty depressing. I really am happy for all of them, really, but it's just like when all the women in the office get flowers but you. I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like this today.

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Reply I'm staying off Facebook today. Valentine's Day is bad enough when you are alone (Original post)
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 OP
charlie and algernon Feb 2013 #1
backtoblue Feb 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #3
dawg Feb 2013 #4
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #8
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #5
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #7
GoCubsGo Feb 2013 #6
whistler162 Feb 2013 #9
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #12
whistler162 Feb 2013 #13
GentryDixon Feb 2013 #10
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #11
a kennedy Feb 2013 #14
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #15
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #20
bigwillq Feb 2013 #16
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #17
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #21
KG Feb 2013 #18
laundry_queen Feb 2013 #19
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #22
DearHeart Feb 2013 #23
zabet Feb 2013 #24

Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:43 AM

1. Yeah, getting lots of those statuses with a few "happy singles awareness day!" statuses sprinkled in

Got no one special this valentine's day either, so a few of are meeting after work to drink our sorrows away, lol!

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:59 AM

2. you're not alone

i don't have a facebook page, but seeing everyone get their flowers and gifts is kinda depressing when you don't have anyone in your life to celebrate with.


So here's to us singles!!!

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:04 PM

3. You are not alone today. I'm with you.....at the office.....

where everyone is getting flowers. One lady has an arrangement that must have cleared out a field of flowers and cost an arm and a leg. Jeez.

But, I have been alone for years now, and don't care if I have a love in my life or not....I have many friends who are special to me, and my cat who loves me, and a close family which is difficult since we live so far from each other. I try to focus on what I DO have, and not on what I don't have.

Be happy.....don't let it get you down.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:44 PM

4. Your username is a lie.

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Response to dawg (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:21 PM

8. Very beautiful.

Thanks! And they won't die.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:49 PM

5. A heart for you

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:19 PM

7. Thanks!

Much appreciated, but not the intent of the thread.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:06 PM

6. Not me.

I am enjoying the fact that I don't have to participate in that phoney "holiday", which was created solely to make florists, jewelers, candy makers and the greeting cards industry rich. How many of those women get flowers on other days, when their significant others don't have the advertising industry telling them that they must buy this shit to profess their love? I'll bet none of them. I used to be jealous of these women, too. But, then I found myself being the shoulder they all cried on when he dumped them six months later, or cheated on them, or ignored them. Not worth a bouquet if flowers and a box of waxy chocolates, IMHO.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:41 PM

9. Me I am staying out of garages!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

12. I don't get it

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

10. I'm married, and think Valentines Day is

nonsense.

I did send my single sister a card, as she is my protector, my rock. She is here today taking care of me. I have been knocked for a loop with a cold that has turned to bronchitis.

Here's a little love for you.


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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

14. Love the Onion.....very funny.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:28 PM

15. I stay off Facebook as much as often...

You're better of staying here... It's always Valentines Day at DU (unless you're getting judged!)

You need a heart, so here...

And, when it's appropriate, please consider how special you are.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:41 PM

20. Thank you very much.

That was really sweet.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:48 PM

16. That's why VD is the most stupid holiday ever.

Yea, it's great for some, but it's a whole lot of bad for so many more.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:50 PM

17. Have a Heart

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:42 PM

21. Thank you so much

I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:40 PM

18. been single most of my adult life, so I've been over V-day long since...

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:04 PM

19. I understand

you are not alone.

Weird thing is I didn't enjoy Valentine's day when I was married, because my now-ex was such an asshole about it every year. But at least I felt like I had someone. Now I just make it a fun holiday thing with my kids. Although this year that didn't really work out because I had so many midterm exams this week.

hugs to you.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:43 PM

22. Better to be alone than wish you were

I went and made dinner for my dad. He enjoyed it and I indulged in brownies and ice cream. Nice treat and I feel better. Thanks.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:05 AM

23. You're right! I made the mistake of going on FB today.

Was really depressing.

Really don't like this day.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:57 AM

24. I have found

that since being alone for almost 2 years since my husband passed away, that staying away from FB on V Day is a wise move for me too.

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