Valentine’s Day is not just for those in relationships, singles can celebrate in their own way. Whether it is with friends, having a pet as a valentine or just enjoying the day by yourself, everyone has the right to celebrate on their own terms.
Valentine’s Day is commonly seen as being a day for couples, it is not uncommon to find oneself dreading the holiday when single. It is meant to be a day for celebrating love, but this does not always mean love between significant others. It can be the love for another or yourself. Give yourself some love and spoil yourself this Valentine’s Day.
There are people all around us going into Valentine’s Day alone. Sophomore Dana Jennings is one of them. She has plenty of ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day while single.
“If you’re not feeling like going out, you can just relax at home,” Jennings said. “Watch a movie on your own, make yourself some food, make sure it’s a comedy though; don’t watch a romantic film. Then you might make yourself a little sad.”
Senior Averi Begg, kinesiology major, is another single student. She is choosing her dog as her valentine this year. They have spent time together enjoying each other’s company.
“On Valentine’s Day I have gotten some friends together, some of them were single, some of them were in a relationship and brought them along. Just hang out with each other,” Begg said.
Senior Alyssa Emerson, biology and anthropology double-major, will celebrate Valentine’s Day in a complicated relationship situation. She suggests singles take their friends to find a fun activity to do and goof around. Emerson also suggests spending time together as a group. Or she suggests on making a home “Chopped” competition and seeing who has better skills in the kitchen.
What all three of these ladies agreed upon for singles to potentially do this Valentine’s Day is spend time with friends. Friendship is a type of love we often do not take the time to cultivate. Take this celebration of love as the perfect opportunity to do just that.