The perks of Valentine’s Day: Dating or otherwise

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Story by Elisabeth Youngs, Reporter

Whether you are buying flowers for yourself or a certain special someone this Valentine’s day, there are definitely benefits that everyone is capable of reaping from this Hallmark holiday. 

Yes, there are things that may definitely be worthy of griping about when it comes to Valentine’s day. This day tends to bring more of a bitter flavor to those who may not have someone to bring them something sweet, which is understandable. However, there are several things that every person– regardless of relationship status– can look forward to in regards to this holiday.

  1. Just because there may not be someone to get you something sweet, does not mean that you can’t have anything sweet at all. Whether it be chocolate, flowers, stuffed bears, or a nice dinner and a movie, there is no rule that says someone has to accompany you on these occasions, nor is there any shame in treating yourself to the finer things in life.
  2. There are sales; and a lot of them. If you are one who does have a sweet tooth, then Valentines Day (or the days following) is a great opportunity to stock up.
  3. For those who do have someone to celebrate with, this is the time to fully embrace the sap that love is covered in. If you have wanted to relive that moment from “Lady and the Tramp” with the infamous spaghetti noodle, then this is your time to shine. No one will think twice if you decide to show your partner you love them in the cheesiest and sappiest way imaginable; in fact, they may even think it is sweet themselves.
Photo courtesy of Jayden Jones.

While the stigmas that have been attached to Valentine’s Day in the past are definitely still present, maybe a change in perspective isn’t such a bad thing. This is a day where showing people you love them is not only acceptable, but encouraged. Everybody could use more love and sweetness in their life, so maybe Valentine’s Day is a good place to start.

Categories: Opinion, The Saint