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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    Heh, maybe I slipped up when I made that post, ahem... five years ago. Looks like it was just a minor and less related point in a larger post. It seems I was just saying that people shouldn't base their participation on religious associations. I bet that Nimrod guy was a jolly fellow, though.
    I didn't mean any offense by it. It is just something I can't help but point out when I see it being said. I did a lot of studies with religion, history, and all that jazz so knowing the origins of modern holidays is bizarre. Valentine's Day is actually quite dark... I wouldn't advise learning about that one unless you want to avoid it completely. I don't celebrate it LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    I didn't mean any offense by it. It is just something I can't help but point out when I see it being said. I did a lot of studies with religion, history, and all that jazz so knowing the origins of modern holidays is bizarre. Valentine's Day is actually quite dark... I wouldn't advise learning about that one unless you want to avoid it completely. I don't celebrate it LOL
    No worries—none taken! I suppose a lot of traditions have horrible histories. In past relationships I've sometimes done something fun for Valentine's Day. It appears a lot of people have an issue with it becoming so commercial, but to me it's no big deal. Especially when March 14th is right around the corner. Take Halloween for example. It's massively commercial but no one seems to care.
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    Don't get me started on valentines, just a chance for restaurants to have their prices up. My mums birthday 🎂 is the night after and we can never find a table anywhere still without booking way in advance

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    Well that just depends who you ask, and often when you ask them because I am pretty sure that it is really common to flip flop on this one. I used to think that it was never for me and then sure enough I got a little older and found the right person. Just goes to show you that things can change, and it is not going anywhere but the nature of it is certainly changing.

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    A relationship that isn't good enough for marriage is often shallow anyway. Hence, if you did find the person that you were massively in love with, then you'd want to marry them. However, even those types might not marry due to the rejection of society. For instance, what if some guy wanted to marry some Asian girl, but the locals in his town were racist? What if you wanted to marry a girl, but financial reasons and other factors stopped you?
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    From my personal perspective, I would say it's dependent on the people's culture and norms. There are some culture, custom and traditions that doest joke with marriage especially African traditions.

    Marriage is taken so serious in most African States to the extent that once one gets to adulthood, the next step he is being looked out for is to get married and start up his own life and family. Africans so much love grand children especially when married. They don't fancy any children outside marriage which is why if someone fails to marry, the parents or kinsmen would marry on his behalf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatman View Post
    From my personal perspective, I would say it's dependent on the people's culture and norms. There are some culture, custom and traditions that doest joke with marriage especially African traditions.

    Marriage is taken so serious in most African States to the extent that once one gets to adulthood, the next step he is being looked out for is to get married and start up his own life and family. Africans so much love grand children especially when married. They don't fancy any children outside marriage which is why if someone fails to marry, the parents or kinsmen would marry on his behalf.
    Then as someone who doesn't want kids nor marriage at all I suppose I have to be really happy that I'm not African, lol

    Personally I don't see marriage as a necessity for any reason, but in this day and age it seems that people who are not married or don't have interest towards it are basically being punished for that because married couples get all sorts of tax breaks. Same for people without kids. I feel that this is wrong and puts people in different positions, sometimes even without any control over it by themselves. I don't think I even could get married if I wanted to, so why am I being punished by higher taxes for that?

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