St. Valentine’s Day has once again come up on our calendars. Now everyone knows what couples will be doing on Thursday night, but what about everyone else? While the couples are out at their fancy restaurants and exchanging their gifts, the single people will be sulking in the sorrows of being alone on the biggest day of the year for romance. But why sulk? There is nothing wrong with being single at this age. College students are busy with work, class and sometimes even extracurricular activities; a relationship on top of that can end up being a lot or too much to handle for most. They are supposed to be learning and figuring out how to live with themselves at this point in life, not worrying about being committed and trying to incorporate someone else into their own busy world. But again the question arises, what should the single people out there do to keep themselves entertained without being a downer?
Jon Smith, a senior electrical engineer major here at UP, said “I don’t really mind not having a date on V-Day. Everyone has their preferences but I say why worry about not having a date, I try to get a bunch of my single friends together and just have a nice relaxing night. It saves me a pretty nice amount of money too.” Clearly there is a slight advantage for single people in terms of not having to pay for a dinner or a gift.
Tanner Kriskovich, a senior Organizational Communication major said “You might as well make a night of it. If you are going to be without a date, take advantage of your freedom and throw an I hate Valentine’s Day themed party. It gives us single people an excuse to have a good old time without the boring couples.” There you have it single folks, there is no need to embrace or accept being alone and lock yourself in your room all night. Get out there with your other friends and make it your own holiday.