How to Have a Galentine’s Day

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You do not need to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Hannah Hale | hhale3@radford.edu

Valentine’s Day can be a lot of fun for couples, but it can be a struggle for singles or even long-distance couples. You do not need a significant other to have a blast this Valentine’s Day because you can make it a “Galentine’s” Day!

Since the day is full of love, show your friends some love and make it a night for you to enjoy and appreciate one another. There are plenty of things you can do together to make the night a blast, and there is no need to feel down about being single or away from your partner.

Valentine’s Day is highly commercialized, but it is hard not to love a teddy bear and chocolates. Carpool with your friends to the nearest store and buy each other the most cliché of gifts that you can find, and be sure to get a card so you can write down all the things you love about them.

If your friend group includes men or gender-fluid people, do not hesitate to give them cheesy gifts too. Stuffed animals, chocolates, and corny gifts are for all genders!

Order the limited-edition heart-shaped pizza from Pizza Hut and have a movie night together. Pizza is a favorite food for many people, but with a heart-shaped pizza, it loves you back. Pair the pizza with a movie that you will all enjoy, whether it be a romantic comedy or a completely unrelated genre, and have a fun night in.

Pizza Hut also has a brownie dessert that you can get a bundle deal online, so all the grounds of comfort are covered.

If you are really into the Valentine’s Day aesthetic, decorate the room with string lights, hearts, and any cheesy decorations you can find.

If you are just hanging out with one friend, why not take them on a date?

Go out to a nice restaurant and then see a movie, or go to the mall and shop Valentine’s Day sales. Dates are not just for couples, and the one-on-one time with your friend will make the day special for both of you. There are plenty of fun things to do in Radford and Christiansburg, so you do not have to go far to have options.

Some people hate Valentine’s Day for the sole reason of not having a significant other to celebrate it with, and that is no excuse to make yourself sad.

Valentine’s Day should be an opportunity for you to show your love to the most important and influential people in your life, and your friends are just as important as a romantic partner. You do not need a lover to be happy or complete, and that is the most important thing to remember. Your friends love and cherish you.

Spending the day with your friends can be just as fun, or arguably more fun, than spending it with a partner.

Take the time to appreciate your friends and show them, love.

Happy Galentine’s Day!

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