Go Love Yourself

February 7, 2020

Valentine’s Day is all about the celebration of love and romance. Invisible pink and red hearts drift with the wind and Sweethearts are served as dessert. This celebration gives couples a chance to express their love and lone wolves to love themselves or eat ice cream whilst watching a rom-com. Some simply don’t care. 

In a way, Valentine’s Day can be an enjoyable holiday for all those singles out there. They have an excuse to go out and buy themselves a box of chocolates. Watching a film with a bundle of blankets and takeout sounds delightful. Some beg to differ. This day is a reminder of their single-ness and a sign that it may be time to start searching for love. After all, listening to sappy couples talk about their plans for this special day may not be the most amusing activity. Unfortunately, some people also get their hearts broken close to or even on Valentine’s. Their relationship isn’t doing the best and sometimes, it’s best to just break things up. This can be painful but on the bright side, no one will judge you if you want to cry to your sad playlist whilst stuffing cupcakes down your throat. Ultimately, February 14th is about love and a clean breakup will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own personal love story and form your new game plan. 

Then, there are the relationship-thirsty people. Like vampires yearning for blood, these people use this day as a real life dating app. They try to serenade their crush through cheesy words or a cheese pizza. In fact, they probably have a Valentine’s Day countdown app on their phone. But there’s two sides to every romance novel. You will always find that one person who is unsure of their Valentine’s Day plans. Should they proclaim their love for that special someone or keep their passion in their heart, which beats twice as fast when they catch sight of their flame?

Last but not least, there are a few couples here and there in the controversial scene of Valentine’s Day. They brainstorm gifts weeks in advance and save up money to purchase something impressive. Flower shops arrange ten times the regular amount of rose bouquets to accommodate those last minute gift-givers. Some partners can’t help but smile when they think of their Valentine’s day (and night) plans. 

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter which category you fit into. Spread love and you will receive love in return. Be selfish and purchase a box of heart-themed sugar cookies at the grocery all for yourself. The only thing for certain is: love is in the air. 

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