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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:28 PM

Any suggestions so I don't have to spend another Valentine's Day alone?

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Reply Any suggestions so I don't have to spend another Valentine's Day alone? (Original post)
Blue_Tires Feb 9 OP
MFM008 Feb 9 #1
pnwest Feb 9 #2
guillaumeb Feb 9 #3
msongs Feb 9 #4
samnsara Feb 9 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 9 #6
FSogol Feb 9 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 9 #8
PJMcK Feb 9 #12
gibraltar72 Feb 9 #16
Skittles Feb 9 #9
Blue_Tires Feb 12 #23
awesomerwb1 Feb 9 #10
OregonBlue Feb 9 #11
janterry Feb 9 #13
flotsam Feb 9 #14
trueblue2007 Feb 9 #15
Codeine Feb 9 #17
catrose Feb 9 #18
dawg day Feb 9 #19
Drahthaardogs Feb 9 #20
beveeheart Feb 9 #21
TexasBushwhacker Feb 12 #32
mythology Feb 9 #22
MissMillie Feb 12 #24
zanana1 Feb 12 #25
Siwsan Feb 12 #26
IADEMO2004 Feb 12 #27
Joediss Feb 12 #28
PJMcK Feb 12 #29
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 12 #30
BlueDog22 Feb 12 #31
Blue_Tires Feb 13 #33

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:30 PM

1. I'm lucky I have my son

And his wife.
Try shopping or the library anything. Do it for you.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:32 PM

2. Volunteer at a Senior center?

or go to the local bar and drink like you got shit to forget?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:32 PM

3. Does your library have any discussion groups?

Our library has a few groups that meet weekly.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:34 PM

4. its just another day. learned cultural behavior. be your own best friend and let it go?

or maybe there is an underlying issue not really related to a holiday.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:35 PM

5. hubbys working so im alone too (but i like being alone :)

.... but I will open up a 40$ bottle of wine and not 2 Buck Chuck...and rent a movie.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:35 PM

6. Not caring really helps. But if that's not possible,

maybe you could find some kind of volunteer activity, like visiting at a nursing home or dishing out food at a homeless shelter?

I'll be alone on VD, too, but it no longer bothers me. It's just another day.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:39 PM

8. If you have a spare $130,000,

call these numbers for a good time:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:53 PM

12. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Here's a heart for you, mahatmakanejeeves!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:31 PM

16. Apparently the Utah Hooker

Republican Senator saw was much more reasonable. From pics I saw not all that hard on the eyes.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:40 PM

9. start valuing your own company?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:15 AM

23. Been doing that 90% of my life already

Not that I mind my own company; it just gets a bit old after awhile...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:40 PM

10. I'm a single male right now.....

I was thinking escort, I mean female companion...ahem

JUST KIDDING!!!

It's just another ($$$$) day. Like other members have said, maybe you could volunteer somewhere or simply spend it with your pet and a couple good movies!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:48 PM

11. It really depends on where you live but there are always things going on. I live outside of a town

of 14,000 but I looked it up and there is a free movie night at the local library. Bring your own popcorn and pj's. There are several free music events by local artists and there is a program for $10 that is a history and photo history of the Captains and the Riverboats of the Columbia Gorge. I started reading it and ended up going wow, it actually sounds really fascinating and my hubby and I might want to go to that one.

If you are in a big city, there are so many things to do. Just go to what's happening and decide to do something that is completely different than anything you would ever have done before. I used to do it all the time and you meet the most interesting people that way.Especially if you go to places where they are doing fun things that don't involve getting hammered.

One year I went to hear an Air Force Colonel who had been in intelligence who was speaking at an auditorium at the university about UFO's. It was absolutely fascinating and I met a bunch of people that became friends for life.

We all went out for drinks afterward. Don't be alone. You don't have to be!!!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:11 PM

13. How about a girls night out

Do you have some friends you can call and invite to a dinner out? Or host something at your house?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:17 PM

14. Have you considered an emotional support hamster? N/T

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Response to flotsam (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:25 PM

15. get a kitty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:01 PM

17. No toilet humor on DU, please. nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:17 PM

18. Volunteer at an animal shelter or rescue?

Kitties and doggies will be glad to see you.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:27 PM

19. Join an activity group-

Something requiring physical activity-- a sports team, hiking club, birding group.
(Non-competitive is best!)
You'll meet people but the point won't be "to meet people." It'll be to identify birds or get some exercise. Friendship develops better with mutual activity.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:29 PM

20. It's a stupid Hallmark Holidays just to prop sales

For cards and flowers.

I say join em! Go take yourself out for a great dinner and movie. You won't be alone at all.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:38 PM

21. Have you explored the "Meetup" website?

There are groups for just about every interest that you might have. Some of the areas which interest me include liberal/progressive politics (of course), book discussions, French language, gourmet cooking as well as dining out, yoga and walking with Exerstrider poles (haven't found group for this one yet). Or you can start your own Meetup group.

Hope this helps.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

32. I love Meetup! n/t

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:43 PM

22. I got cats

But then again I've never been a people person.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:24 AM

24. Throw a "lonely hearts" party

for all your single friends.

And no, not to match them all up.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:41 AM

25. I was married for 38 years...

38 years ago, Valentine's Day wasn't as big as it is now, so we didn't celebrate it. We continued not celebrating it for 38 years. It just makes single people feel bad and we didn't want to have a part in that. Now that I'm a widow, I still don't give a crap.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:45 AM

26. I don't pay attention to "Hallmark Holidays", until the candy goes on clearance, the next day.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:54 AM

27. I hide out at the zoo on the used to be happy days. Doesn't help.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:11 AM

28. Jail

Don't spend in jail in Oklahoma for possession of marijuana like I did 2 years ago....

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:24 AM

29. It's just a Wednesday this year

Take yourself out to dinner! You'll have the best company and eat something you really want.

When you get home, come online to DU and hang with the rest of us.

I still have a few hearts left, so here's one for you, Blue.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:39 AM

30. It's just another Wednesday.

What do you normally do when you're alone?

Read a book, watch some TV show, go to a movie, take a walk or a drive.

I suppose that the man I was married to for 25 years simply refused to get me so much as a card on Valentine's Day has helped. I always wanted him to get me candy or flowers but he never did and I will say that I was very unhappy that he was that way.

The marriage ended more than ten years ago, I moved to another city and started a new life.

Being alone on Thanksgiving or Christmas is much worse.

Besides, look at all the hearts your wonderful friends here at DU have given you.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:12 PM

31. Online Dating

Ever try online dating?

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Response to BlueDog22 (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:04 PM

33. Yeah, mixed results

might give it another go

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