Column: Being Single on Valentine’s Day Is Better Than You Think

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By Nay-Quan Bryan | nbryan3@radford.edu

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and the day for people to show their significant other how much they love them. However, what about everyone else, the ones who don’t have a significant other because they haven’t found the right one, or they just like being single?

Is Valentine’s Day really for them? I say yes!

There are so many things people can do for Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a significant other.

Like Friends!

Friends are there for you to make plans with them to go out to eat, or even walk to 7-Eleven and buy a bunch of snacks and chill with them in your room all day, watching movies.

I think a great way to spend Valentine’s Day is with your friends because in Radford you can go to the Dalton or Muse for dinner. Alternatively, you all could go out to eat, spend time bonding.

You could also take the day off for yourself by pampering yourself with face masks, manicures, and pedicures or just have a nice glass of wine if you’re old enough. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about professing your love for someone, but your love to yourself.

Show yourself some much-needed love after a hectic start to both the semester and 2019 itself.

It’s Your Time

Here’s another fun idea: gather friends and throw a singles mixer. Spread the word, tell your friends, post it on social media, tell people you’ve never met. It’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends and possibly find that special someone.

Maybe you could take the next step and talk to a person you like, invite them to lunch or the movies, get to know that person a little better. Happy Death Day 2 comes out on Valentine’s Day and who doesn’t love horror movies, I know I do.

Good friends and roommates, Ariel Kern, a freshman design management major, and Kayla Courtney, a freshman fashion merchandise major are spending their Valentine’s Day at the movies, watching Happy Death Day 2.

This Valentine’s Day, I’ll be busy working, but if I weren’t working, I’d probably spend the day doing homework and binge-watching shows I need to catch up on.

This Valentine’s Day, if you’re not in a relationship, there’s no need to fret. You have yourself to be with, spend the day loving yourself, indulging in guilty pleasures. If you’re trying to save money, say “oops,” and blow some money on some online shopping.

If you’re a healthy person who doesn’t like too much sweet and sugary food, take a slice or two of that chocolate cake.

This Valentine’s Day, I want everyone to enjoy themselves and to give in to their desires. I wish you all to pamper and treat yourselves like the kings and queens you all are.

XOXO, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Photo Credit: (Jeremy Bishop | Unsplash)