What People Don’t Tell You About Being Single On Valentine’s Day

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What People Don’t Tell You About Being Single On Valentine’s Day

Kendyl Beam, Staff Writer

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Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is a day to spend time with the people you love and show appreciation for them.

  For people in relationships, Valentine’s Day is a romantic day filled with chocolate and roses. For the people who are single, Valentine’s Day acts as a “Singles Awareness Day” to appreciate the people who are not so lucky in the love department. From going out to fancy restaurants and eating chocolate, to staying in and watching movies and eating ice cream, Valentine’s Day gives people the chance to reflect on the relationships they have had within the last year.  

  “Since we went out last year, this year we decided to just stay home and keep it more low-key,” senior Naomi Piper said. “Everyone goes out on Valentine’s Day, so we thought it would be better to stay home.”

  However, you do not need to be in a relationship to have someone appreciate you. To some people, Valentine’s Day is just another day, but to others it can be a fun and romantic day to spend time with the people you love. Being single, Valentine’s Day can be a reminder that you do have people who love you, just not in a romantic way, and that is okay. But who needs that ‘special someone’ when you have chocolate, right? This day can be a way to celebrate “Singles Awareness Day.”

  “I don’t mind being single on Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to worry about getting anything or expecting something and being let down,” junior Sera Vang said.

  Being in a relationship with someone on Valentine’s Day can be special. Getting flowers and candy from someone you love is never a bad thing.

    If you did not have a date this Valentine’s Day, it was the perfect excuse to hang out with your family and friends. You do not have to be in a relationship with someone to be able to show your love and appreciation for them. If you were someone with a date, remember that it does not have to be Valentine’s Day to be able to show how much you care about someone.

 “If you don’t have a date, take the time to focus on yourself. Spend time with family and friends and let them know you care about them,” Vang said.

If you were out celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone special, or you were focusing on yourself, remember that you do not have to be in a relationship for someone to love and care about you.