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(Diva Asia)   Today's manufactured liberation: Adults who refuse to let societal norms stop them from celebrating Valentine's Day just because they're single. "I am celebrating my independence"   (divaasia.com) divider line 89
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2013-02-13 09:16:30 AM
Up until this year i have always been single on Singles Awareness Day, hell i've been dumped on it so the girl i was seeing could go to a singles party with her friend!

But this is the case no longer, and as much as i don't want to hold it over the heads of those without anyone to share the day with...i'm happily looking forward to baking cookies and dipping strawberries in chocolate tonight to give her tomorrow.

Just don't do anything rash out of loneliness like reup on your WoW subscription like i did on one fateful V-day...
 
2013-02-13 09:21:05 AM

Jim_Callahan: t if your media filter is still so weak that you even remembered it was valentine's day tomorrow before seeing the headline, and you're single, then you're not an "adult" in anything but the strict legal sense.


Is it possible to filter your media so much that you don't know the date?
 
2013-02-13 09:25:41 AM
My artsy-fartsy daughter is making up a line of greeting cards as a part-time job/money-maker. I've convinced her to make a line for "awkward occasions" - (happy vasectomy/hysterectomy, congrats on you son/daughter coming out, muted reaction to your Asperger's diagnosis, etc.).
A "celebrate your singlehood" card would go great in this product line.
 
2013-02-13 09:33:35 AM
I as a lesbian who has had demanding biatchy girlfriends in the past who got all bent out of shape for me forgetting Valentine's Day (Birthday, Anniversary, Xmas, whatever) I can sympathise with people who don't get the whole Valentine's thing.

When I was single, I did not care, and now that I am not, I still do not care. Thankfully girlfriend of today is more like me and has to be reminded that it is her birthday when the day rolls around, sort of like me.

I enjoyed being single and the only people who were sorry for me, were other people and I have enjoyed being with someone, but only if they were rather low maintenance in these commercial holiday whatever days...

I did a test once, I have like a 60% male brain. Whatever that means. Probably explains a lot, even though I get taken for a femme all the time, and I am not even butch.
 
2013-02-13 09:33:58 AM
Feb 14th is for Women and I will more than happy to do something nice for Mrs Maday, but the Holiday I'm looking forward to is Mar 14th.
 
2013-02-13 09:35:12 AM
Nutrition belly

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2013-02-13 09:35:31 AM

oldfarthenry: My artsy-fartsy daughter is making up a line of greeting cards as a part-time job/money-maker. I've convinced her to make a line for "awkward occasions" - (happy vasectomy/hysterectomy, congrats on you son/daughter coming out, muted reaction to your Asperger's diagnosis, etc.).
A "celebrate your singlehood" card would go great in this product line.


When she's got those awkward occasion cards ready, give us a link to her wares, please. I know I'm not the only person on Fark who loves offbeat things like that and then inflicting them and our odd sense of humor on friends and family alike.
 
2013-02-13 09:38:49 AM

Notabunny: Nutrition belly

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We're you looking for this thread?
 
2013-02-13 09:43:01 AM

verbaltoxin: Notabunny: Nutrition belly

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We're you looking for this thread?


Why, yes. Yes I was.
 
2013-02-13 09:46:36 AM
This is the saddest, most pathetic thing I've ever heard of.

Why would you celebrate the fact that on some level you're unattractive and that you're going to be lonely for the rest of your life?
 
2013-02-13 09:48:03 AM
"Celebrating" Valentines Day this Saturday by shipping the kids off to my mother-in-law for the day, then grabbing some Chinese take out and sorting kids clothes all day (to give to Goodwill).
 
2013-02-13 09:49:45 AM

spentmiles: I'm take PornHub to dinner and a movie.  She seems like a fan of the Shoney's Dinner Buffet and Adam Sandler, so it's a match made in eHarmony.  I've got a feeling that my sticky dick is going to be covered in popcorn by the end of the night.  Planetary high-fives!!


Maybe you could invite XHamster along and have a HOT*HOT*HOT*Virtual Threeway. Oh baby.


Seems someone could make an inordinate amount of money selling vibrators and chocolate on The Valentine Day for those craving the Oxy-Endorphine dosing. Because when it's all said and done, as spentmiles points out so well, nobody can love you like you can love you.
 
2013-02-13 09:50:39 AM
I wish I was single.  I usually break up with my SO before V-day but conditions this year messed it up.
 
2013-02-13 09:52:35 AM

Jim_Callahan: Adults don't really care that much about other people's affairs


Jim, meet women.  Women, Jim.
 
2013-02-13 10:06:30 AM
"Adults who refuse to let societal norms stop them from celebrating Valentine's Day just because they're single" seem to be people who are so sucked in to following societal norms that they can't let a single manufactured holiday pass by without wanting to take part.
 
2013-02-13 10:10:44 AM

Madaynun: the Holiday I'm looking forward to is Mar 14th.


Sasha Grey's birthday.
 
2013-02-13 10:21:05 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: Valen- what? February 14th is Singles Awareness Day


That made me snort
 
2013-02-13 10:21:31 AM

thurstonxhowell: Madaynun: the Holiday I'm looking forward to is Mar 14th.

Sasha Grey's birthday.


That's not a disturbing piece of information to have handy, not at all.
 
2013-02-13 10:24:22 AM

miss diminutive: Well, whatever makes you feel special.


Alone at 3 am with a handle of cheap wine, a gallon tub of ice cream and a stack of crappy movies.
 
2013-02-13 10:29:05 AM
If you need confirmation that other people are "celebrating their independance" by joining a movement of people who are "celebrating their independance" then you aren't being very independant now, are you?

It's like nobody can be their own person anymore.  "fear of missing out" has forced people, who think they are forced to miss out on something, create something else that they can brag about and cause other people to fear missing out on.

Quick, post pictures on facebook all through the night of you and your single friends having fun!
 
2013-02-13 10:29:45 AM

GAT_00: thurstonxhowell: Madaynun: the Holiday I'm looking forward to is Mar 14th.

Sasha Grey's birthday.

That's not a disturbing piece of information to have handy, not at all.


Would you prefer if I went with the anniversary of Karl Marx's death?
 
2013-02-13 10:30:55 AM
My roommate is having the married woman he's been seeing over for Valentines day dinner.  Technically she's separated, but her ex is a psycho, and I plan on not being home when she's there in case he decides to pay a visit.

So instead I'm going to go see an action flick, and do a small pub crawl afterwards to see if I can pick up any tearfully single women who don't mind making a drunken mistake.
 
2013-02-13 10:41:19 AM

IAMBOB: My roommate is having the married woman he's been seeing over for Valentines day dinner.  Technically she's separated, but her ex is a psycho, and I plan on not being home when she's there in case he decides to pay a visit.

So instead I'm going to go see an action flick, and do a small pub crawl afterwards to see if I can pick up any tearfully single women who don't mind making a drunken mistake.


It's Valentine's, not Mother's Day, son.
 
2013-02-13 10:43:55 AM

dopekitty74: I'm married, but my hubby is on the other side of the atlantic. Probably will spend tomorrow crying and listening to Lovesong on the Adele cd, along with every other song that makes me weep.

:(


Why would you do that? I just got dumped by my fiancee and I'm not doing that. Chin up.
 
2013-02-13 10:49:05 AM
The pagan holiday taken over by Valentines Day was unattached single people hooking up and copulating.  Married/attached people should mourn that Valentine's Day has nothing to do with them.
 
2013-02-13 10:52:03 AM
I'm going to a speed dating event tomorrow. Meh, why not? I've never even seen a lesbo speed dating thing around here before and I've never been to one of these in general. Seems like it could be fun. Or terribly awkward. Either way, I enjoy new experiences. I don't expect to cure the single thing.
 
2013-02-13 11:37:12 AM

thurstonxhowell: GAT_00: thurstonxhowell: Madaynun: the Holiday I'm looking forward to is Mar 14th.

Sasha Grey's birthday.

That's not a disturbing piece of information to have handy, not at all.

Would you prefer if I went with the anniversary of Karl Marx's death?


I was referring to......
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th
 
2013-02-13 11:53:06 AM
All this lady and her friends are accomplishing is clogging up already crowded restaurants and shows and making the night worse for couples who are trying to enjoy it. I don't know why I'm in the minority on this, but I tend to analyze the risk/reward factor before deciding to do shiat, in this instance I would say, "I can go to the same restaurant one night later with much less hassle, waiting, and noise."
 
2013-02-13 11:55:35 AM
Remember that the ladies at the strip club need love too

Oh, and $1 bills. Lots and Lots of $1 bills
 
2013-02-13 12:25:48 PM

Madaynun: I was referring to......
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th


So glad the wife is on board with this- though I kinda get it twice, since all she wanted for V-Day (which we're doing today) was for me to fix her a nice dinner, and she loves steak- 6oz prime tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, steamed veggies with herb butter and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Parlaying the BJ later isn't exactly difficult.

/also got her a HelloTouch by JimmyJane
//she's pregnant, so she's kinda "weird" right now, ifyaknowwhatimean
///looking forward to helping her try it out
 
2013-02-13 12:26:51 PM
I accidentally set a lunch date with a girl I just broke up with but wanted to at least give her the chance for closure this Thursday without thinking.  Woops.  I normally don't have to worry about this day.
 
2013-02-13 12:43:40 PM

incendi: Shadowknight: God damn that's just creepy.  I mean, it's creepy enough that there is a market for cuddle pillows with cartoon girls printed on them already.  But add the fact that they are obviously little underage cartoon girls is just plain wrong.

I would've gone more with "But add the fact that he is cuddling with them on public transportation is just plain wrong" but I guess there's a lot of wrong to choose from there.


Here's the real scenario:

As he sat on the train, Jiro became aware that he was being watched. It was a little unnerving. In Tokyo, people tend to mind their own business, so this undue attention was not only unpleasant to Jiro, it was kind of rude. Still, being a proper Japanese delivery boy, he kept his mouth shut and-- subconsciously-- clutched the two body pillows he was delivering to the shop in Akihabara closer to himself.

Why did  he get picked to make this delivery, anyway? There was no way he could carry two "love pillows" around and  not have other people assume they were his, or that he was some lonely, sad otaku who couldn't get a girlfriend. He  had a girlfriend! Sure, he couldn't talk about her because it was a secret, but he knew from the moment he met Akiko backstage at the SDN48 concert that it was true love. Unfortunately, her involvement in the pop group meant dating was forbidden, so every time he saw her it required some sneaking around. If she were caught with a man, she would be shamed, dishonored, and probably kicked out of the group. He had no choice but to go along with the secret nature of their relationship for her protection. She loved him, but she also loved her career. He understood and went along with it in order to see her.

But oh! When they were together it was magical! Akiko was so beautiful, and he greatly enjoyed seeing her smile. It was the most beautiful sight on this Earth, to him. How utterly depressing that he couldn't see her again for another two months! SDN48 was touring and he could hardly follow them around-- Not just because it would be dangerous for Akiko, but because he simply couldn't afford to take time away from work to tour around Asia.

So here he sat on the train, feeling a bit sad that his true love was so far away, carrying these ridiculous pillows, with some  gaijin not far away, obviously snapping pictures with his cell phone. Jiro sighed. This was going to be a long train ride.

Sometimes, this job was not worth 200,000 yen per month.
 
2013-02-13 12:45:57 PM

ZeroCorpse: Here's the real scenario:


Well done, sir. Bravo!
 
2013-02-13 02:03:26 PM

wyltoknow: I'm going to a speed dating event tomorrow. Meh, why not? I've never even seen a lesbo speed dating thing around here before and I've never been to one of these in general. Seems like it could be fun. Or terribly awkward. Either way, I enjoy new experiences. I don't expect to cure the single thing.


This would make a great story if you're a guy
 
2013-02-13 04:37:05 PM

IAMBOB: My roommate is having the married woman he's been seeing over for Valentines day dinner. Technically she's separated, but her ex is a psycho, and I plan on not being home when she's there in case he decides to pay a visit.


Uh-huh, sure the "ex" is "psycho".  Isn't that always the case?  I'm finding in a lot of cases the "psycho ex" is a pretty decent person that had no idea they were this person's ex because they still live together, sleep together, and do married people / family stuff together including making dinners and whatnot.

But he/she should take the hint that even though we live together, sleep together, and do married people / family stuff together that I totally don't consider us married, right?  I'm amazed how often this excuse still works.
 
2013-02-13 05:41:59 PM
I plan to go to Pornhub with scented candles...
 
2013-02-13 07:49:27 PM
Regarding the headline, I thought that as a single you could remind yourself that you're not unhappy in a loveless marriage and not merely "going through the motions" pretending everything is OK, looking forward to a divorice after the kids have left the nest.

/be thankful that you're not married with your spouse doing time in the slammer
 
2013-02-14 12:26:00 AM
Meh. The one boon of being single is NOT having to deal with these greeting card holidays.  What are these people thinking?
 
2013-02-14 03:42:49 AM
My reccomended Valentines day tradition for couples is posts by bitter single people, laugh at their misery together with your SO, then log onto various accounts to troll them. It's quite romantic.
 
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