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When a movie poster starts to look like a jigsaw puzzle, you know some serious checks were cut to not just get two or three big names involved, but five or six or seven. In recent years, movie studios seem to passing up on the idea of letting one blockbuster actor or actress carry a film, opting for a “the more the merrier” approach and throwing in some of everybody and the kitchen sink. We’re not mad at it, just trying to figure out how they afford it. Here are some movies with the biggest casts we’ve ever seen.
So Valentines weekend has come and gone and you honestly wish it had never happened at all. It left you questioning your man’s feelings for you and his investment in the relationship. It’s a day on which tensions and expectations run high. There is a lot of room for disappointment, but this might make you feel better: nearly every couple argues about one or all of these things on Valentines Day.
Valentines Day is here, and love is in the air. To be honest, these days it warrants little more than a mention for me and my husband. After 20 years and 2 children together, the over-priced bouquets and twinkling trinkets have lost their appeal. Him doing the laundry every Sunday morning? Now that‘s a major turn-on.—
For our daughter, though, Valentines Day is a pretty big deal. She’s just about 7 years old and, like a lot of little girls, is enamored with hearts and flowers and the idea of love.
“I’m not in love with anyone,” she complained the other day from her carseat.
“That’s okay,” I told her. “You have lots of time to be in love.”
“Well, I was going to get married to someone,” she said, emphasizing the past tense. “But now I’m not.
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HonesTEE: My ex gave me a single rose out of a bouquet that he gave to a girl i went to school with #TrueLife. When I asked her why she only had 11 roses and where she got them from… we put two and two together that day.
Lisa: Getting nothing, not even a “Happy Valentines Day Hunny”…Nothing and then he wants to say, “Oh, you know I love you”, “Hey! Why are you mad?!”
The Atlantic is quoting research from IBISWorld that says we’re spending $20 billion on Valentine’s Day goodies for our Valentine’s. Almost $10.7 billion of it will be on dining out. Overall, the site says, two-thirds of the money is spent on food. So the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach apparently.
And despite being inundated with commercials for Jared’s and Kay’s, only $1.6 billion is spent on jewelry. Still a healthy amount.
More than half (56 percent), unsurprisingly, goes to our romantic partners. Or maybe it is a surprise. One would expect that the lion’s share would be for the significant other. But in some cases, that special someone is a friend (seven percent), family member (20 percent), or a pet (four percent).
Also unsurprisingly, men will be spending more on this holiday than women. The National Retail Federation says women expect to spend $53, but guys will spend $108. For all that we spend all year on lingerie, makeup, hair stylists, and all other things to look good and keep things nice, I think we deserve it ladies!
All the single ladies on Valentine’s Day, Shonda Rhimes says chill, it’s not that bad.
A fan made the mistake and opened a can of whoop a** when she asked if the “Scandal” creator has any advice for single women moping on the commercial love day.
“Here is what I say to all the ladies who are alone on Valentines Day: please do not ever use these words ‘ladies who are alone on Valentine’s Day’ together in a sentence ever again. Ever. Again,” Shonda started.
See what else she had to say on EurWeb.com.
Your man jumps through the Hallmark-built hoops of Valentines Day because he loves you and because if he didn’t, he knows that would throw you into a tailspin of analyzing the weaknesses in your relationship. But, if the pressure was off, here’s how men wish Valentines Day would actually go down.
Valentine’s Day, V-Day, Doomsday, D-Day – the one time of year where singles across the world are reminded of just how single they are. Commercialism and society put so much pressure on people regarding this holiday. What many fail to address is that although Valentine’s Day is commonly associated with a romantic kind of love, it isn’t the only form of love. So, before you get all down on yourself for not having a significant other to spend the day with this year, start throwing yourself a pity party or even linking up with a random person all for the sake of not being alone, check out nine ways to spread love this Valentine’s Day that will not only leave you feeling fantastic, but will help someone else as well.
You Want Me To Do What!? 9 Very Random, Rachet And Reckless Sex Positions You Should Pass On For Valentine’s Day
While Valentine’s Day is a great deal about showing love to your partner, getting flowers and candy, and all that sweet Hallmark jazz, just as you get candy for Halloween and gifts for Christmas, you get some sex for Valentine’s Day. Well, hopefully you will, if not, that’s cool too. But in your enthusiasm about the day of love, don’t find yourself in a position you’ll regret. Like being booty to booty with your man or falling on your head in an attempt to do a handstand to assume a sexual position. Sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple, and other times it’s nice to spice things up. But don’t jack things up (especially your body) when trying to show your wild side. So if your man wants you to try these nine moves (some have links to actual photos of the move), as they say in D.A.R.E., just say no.
*Be prepared for some really PG talk and references to the female and male anatomy, because WordPress doesn’t play that…
I have to admit, I was that annoying friend who got giddy over Valentine’s Day. Regardless of whether I had a Valentine or not, I LOVED Valentine’s Day! One of my fondest memories from high school was my senior year. My entire group of friends were all single so I bought them all candy, flowers, and balloons, and had it delivered to them in their classrooms and after school we went bowling. It was a great night.
I carried that tradition with me to college. Even if I had a boyfriend, I would get gifts for my friends. I just love celebrating it. It wasn’t until last Valentine’s Day that I experienced a funk. It was just over a month since I’d left my husband and became a single mother. I took advantage of my daughter not knowing that it was Valentine’s Day and moped around feeling sorry for myself and thinking about my failed marriage.
But, I am back to my giddy love of Valentine’s Day with a new understanding of how lonely it can be for single parents. So, I’m here to let you know that you’re not alone, and though you might not have a spouse to share it with, there’s still a very special person(s) who will be happy to fill that void for you. So, if you’re a single parent and feeling a little anxious for Valentine’s Day, here are a few things to think about:
First, try to revamp how you look at Valentine’s Day. Instead of seeing it as a day for lovers, see it as a day to express the love you have for your family, your friends, and most importantly your child(ren). They are in your lives, and they deserve the recognition of loving you when you might feel as though you’re unlovable. Especially your children. They don’t want to see their mother or father sad and feeling lonely when they are there to offer comfort. Celebrate this day with them.
Second, while you’re celebrating your love with them, celebrate them as well. Take the same drive that you might have used to make Valentine’s Day special for your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend and use it to make it special for your child. Surprise them with gifts and other tokens to remind them that they are special and loved on this day.
Finally, pick a fun activity to do with them. Turn decorating into a joint arts and crafts project. Bake valentine treats and allow them to help you, or take them out to something they might enjoy, like bowling, skating, or the movies. Something to bring a smile to their face and let them know that even though you love them all year round, Valentine’s Day is just another day to celebrate their presence in your life.
Now, I don’t want to seem like I’m stuffing “HAVE FUN WITH YOUR KIDS!” down your throat. But, just speaking from personal experience, sitting back with contempt for Valentine’s Day (and those stupid happy couples that seem to mock you with their relationships) isn’t going to help you. Your child is there, and that child/children loves you, and they deserve the same attention that you would want a significant other to shower you with, or what you would shower them with. So, HAVE FUN WITH YOUR KIDS, DARNIT!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Let’s tweet about it, @kkoger