Singles on Valentines Day

Many students plan to celebrate Valentines Day, regardless of their relationship status. "I think Single people can celebrate it," Ellie Randal (12) said. "Just not in a special way like those in a relationship."

Many students plan to celebrate Valentines Day, regardless of their relationship status. “I think Single people can celebrate it,” Ellie Randal (12) said. “Just not in a special way like those in a relationship.”

The day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, is fast approaching, and students are all preparing differently for this holiday. Traditionally a day for people in romantic relationships to celebrate with their partners, being alone on Valentine’s Day can make people who are not in relationships feel left out.
“I think single people can celebrate it,” Ellie Randall (12) said, “just not in a special way like those in a relationship.”
However, the day of love does not only include people who are dating and married. Some chose to celebrate with their friends and family.
“I like to be with family and have a normal day around the house,” Grady Fultz (12) said about his Valentines Day plans.
Others choose to celebrate the spirit of the holiday.
“On Valentine’s Day I like to wear red and just overall celebrate the holiday even though I don’t have anyone to be my valentine,” Max Williams (10) said.
Popularized by social media on apps such as iFunny and Twitter, Valentine’s Day has become jokingly referred to as “Singles Awareness Day” in an attempt to poke fun at those who cannot celebrate the holiday with a romantic interest. A sarcastic reminder that they are not in a relationship.
“I think Singles Awareness Day is a funny coping mechanism single people have to make the day better for themselves and I feel like it’s fine to call it that,” Randall said.
Singles Awareness Day or not, many people are left on Valentine’s Day without someone to share it with, but that doesn’t discourage them from celebrating the holiday.
“I like to eat chocolate and watch romantic movies,” Randall said.
Despite believing that you do not need to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentines Day, many students admitted that they believed Valentine’ Day was generally more enjoyable with a significant other.
“Hands down I would prefer to be in a relationship on Valentines day,” Williams said, “It’s just fun that you have a person that you can share the day with.”
Others, however, disagreed.
Fultz said, “It is better to be single on Valentine’s Day because there isn’t anything to worry about”.

By Sarah Reymann

reymann.sarah@oakwoodschools.org

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