Why Not Having A Valentine’s Day Date Is Okay

No, really. It's okay; here are four reasons why.

| February 23, 2017

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It’s that time of year again, romance is in the air. Walking through campus you are constantly greeted with couples holding hands. Everywhere you turn there is another Instagram picture of a girl receiving flowers and going on a date with her significant other, making you feel depressed and alone. So, what is the game plan? Do you constantly scramble looking for someone to be with on this “special day” or do you wallow in your own self pity? Here are four reasons why you should do neither.

You are not alone

There are over 28,000 students at this school, so it would be foolish for you to think you are the only single person in the entire school. But if you are like me, the single one in a friend group of couples, it can be challenging to have that mindset. So, take a step back and enjoy the day by yourself by binging your current television show obsession (personally, mine is Riverdale on the CW) and eating your weight in your favorite food.

Valentine’s Day is not just about romantic love

There are all different types of love that help make Valentine’s Day special. Make sure to reach out to those who you look at not just as romantic interests. Call your parents, tell them that you love them. Also tell your friends how you appreciate them or do something with them.

Having a date does not always make the holiday better

I have spent this holiday both in a relationship and single and honestly, my best Valentine’s day memories come from being single. There is one in particular that sticks out in my mind. Last year, the thought of Valentine’s Day made me want to burst. The boy that I had been seeing had broken things off on February 10th, with little reason why. Deflated that my Valentine’s Day plans had been ruined, I was certain that the day was ruined. When the dreaded day came, my friends surprised me with a girls night, which is still one of my favorite memories of 2016.

More Chocolate for you

At the end of the day, It is just another day. What matters is how you spend every day, regardless of if you spend it with your significant other. If you just smile and get through the day, you can buy half priced chocolates on Feb. 15.

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