Crossfire: Being in a Relationship on Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2019
Valentine’s Day: A Time Best Spent Together
For most, Valentine’s Day is a time marked by couples kissing in the halls, chocolate hearts bought at the last minute, and everyone’s favorite stuffed teddy bear. It is a time where, if spent with the right person, can be a time of great compassion, love, and friendship. While some will make the argument that Valentine’s Day is a waste of time and money, I say that it is a time of much more, and can be done without spending a dime.
Now, do not get me wrong, I am not insinuating that everyone needs to find a date as quickly as possible before Valentine’s Day; no, quite the opposite actually. Finding someone solely for Valentine’s Day, as most teens do, is completely contradictory of the true point of Valentine’s Day: to be with the one person you love and cherish. By finding someone last minute just for the holiday, is love and compassion truly being shared? Surely not. Spending time with someone that is truly loved and appreciated by oneself is more enjoyable and memorable as opposed to someone convenient. Now, as I said before, I do not expect everyone to have that special someone by Valentine’s day, but I am saying that once that special someone is discovered, the time spent on Valentine’s Day is exponentially better.
Now, I know some will suggest that Valentine’s Day is way too expensive for someone with a significant other. To that, I say try harder. Valentine’s Day can be enjoyable without having to spend a single penny. As long as the two partners are in each others company, the holiday feels a whole lot more special than being without a significant other. Homemade gifts such as notes can also be exchanged between the two partners, which would refute the argument of Valentine’s Day being too expensive. As long as a creative mind is being possessed, and both partners are in each others company, the time spent on Valentine’s day is exponentially better as opposed to spending the holiday alone. Junior Adeline Hudson, an avid supporter of spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other, gave her own opinion on the matter: Valentine’s Day is all about being with the person who makes you feel like the best version of you. Just feeling surrounded by their love is magical, something everyone should experience because I personally feel completely and utterly happy with the guy I’m spending it with.”
Spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other is miles beyond spending the day alone. While most would agree that it can be too expensive and overall unnecessary, I say that if spent with the right person, the feelings and memories made is worth it.
Valentine’s Day Alone… Again?
Valentine’s Day: the day of love and compassion towards your significant other or crying in bed due to loneliness and depression. Spending Valentine’s Day alone is not always a bad thing though, not having a special someone to spend it with saves money and everyone loves money? Also, being “alone” on Valentine’s Day does not mean you have to literally be alone. Everyone has a single friend that they can go hang out with and tear up a town with on Valentine’s Day. Who needs love, compassion, and affection from somebody when there are plenty of single activities to participate in? Having friends to spend Valentine’s Day with can be so much more fun than spending half a paycheck on somebody that might break up with you at any moment. For those who have been single since coming out of the womb, wanting to spend Valentine’s Day with somebody special is understandable, but coming from somebody who has been in multiple relationships, it is not that exciting. It is expensive and having to force a smile or a good mood all day is something that does not seem loving at all, just irritating. Spending Valentine’s Day with an actual special person can be amazing if the love is flowing on all ends, but if that is not the case then there is no point in even wasting time thinking about spending Valentine’s Day with somebody else. Junior John Liptak had the following to say about Valentine’s Day, “I think that Valentine’s Day is overrated and spending it alone is perfectly fine.”