Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. For a lot of people, that means going out and buying sweet gifts for a significant other.
For those without a special someone, however, Valentine’s Day can take on a whole new meaning. It becomes what many have dubbed “Singles Awareness Day,” the one day of the year when singleness leaves the calendar free and people choose to fill it up by either mourning or celebrating their state of romantic solitude.
We asked single students around campus how they celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here are their responses:
• Buy candy and give it away to random people.
• Go out with another single person.
• “Watch sappy movies and hate my life.”
• “Order a pizza for myself and eat the whole thing!”
• Just go to work.
• “Watch movies with my friends.”
• Give out free hugs!
• Avoid Tinder.
• Have sex with someone.
• Buy those big teddy bears when they go on clearance and burn them.
• “Pamper myself – go shopping, get a manicure, etc.”
• Download a playlist of anti-love anthems.
• “Go out with my friends! #BroDate.”
• “Spend time with my family.”
• Go to a horse show.
• Go out with single friends and watch a movie about being single.
• “Celebrate my mom’s birthday with her.”
• Get with your girlfriends, get some good food, a movie and some drinks!
• Go to an animal shelter and love on animals all day.
So whether you’re spending the day with a significant other or spending it alone, just remember that Valentine’s Day is a day to share the love with someone, even if that someone is yourself.