Surviving Valentine's Day


No matter what your situation is, Valentine’s Day is a struggle. If you are in a relationship, you feel pressured by the media to go to a fancy restaurant and buy your significant other something expensive and shiny. If you are single, you feel pressured to get into a relationship, just so you can experience what people call “love”. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be this way. Here is some advice from your peers on how you could spend the day of love.

If you are in a relationship, there are many things you can do with your significant other. The amount of money spent shouldn’t matter, the important thing is that you both are happy and together.

“Spend time together. I feel like that's the most important thing. A lot of people are too focused on material items nowadays and don't take advantage of the time they have.”

“Do anything you find cute! Cuddle and watch a movie! Go on a Nashville carriage ride! Anything.”

“You should go apologize to us single people.”

If you are single and alone, you can still have fun too! You don’t have to sit alone in your room crying into a bowl of melted ice cream. You can get out and meet someone new, or listen to your peers’ suggestions.

“Spend time with your friends! Valentine's Day is a holiday revolving around love. This love is not limited to only significant others. It is important to show your friends love too.”

“Find a single friend, invite them over. Hang out! Relationships are not everything. Enjoy the day by loving yourself.”

“Have a party and play Dungeons and Dragons with your cool single friends.”

Most people, like myself, are waiting on the half priced candy. We can still be happy with our box of chocolates, too. We simply prefer them to be reasonably priced.

“Buy a ton of candy the day after Valentines since it all goes on sale. Then prepare for a feast.”

“Wear sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt while sitting at home stuffing your face with the half price Christmas candy you bought 3 days after Christmas, waiting for the next day to get all the half price Valentine's Day candy.”

There is no “right” way to spend Valentine’s Day. You can be alone and still have fun. Try not to focus on the negative this year. If that means hiding in your room getting all the endings to “Bandersnatch,” so be it. If you are happy, that’s all that matters.

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