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Countdown to Valentine's Day

The countdown begins

Valentines Day. Or Valen”times” Day, as some of us close to the Chesapeake like to say. With a month until the big day I'd like to ease the anxiety usually associated with this occasion. This day is celebrated the world round as the day of love. You are reminded by the people who love you most how important you are to them. Your love shows their affection with anything pink and red they can get their hands on.

Valentine’s Day is a great way to have an excuse to do something special for a loved one. However, when you are single or dating, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about cutesy stuffed animals or sexy red lingerie. To some people it is a reminder of how lonely they are without a relationship. For others it’s an anxiety countdown to find a date or make a plan. Some singles, don’t even believe in Valentine’s Day altogether. “I feel that it’s pointless to do all those extra things on just one day. If you really love a person you would be doing it everyday.” says graduate student Tarin L from Windsor Mill.

However you want to spend your VDay, I’m sorry to tell you, you don’t have much time. Please, don’t fret. I’m here to help. If you wish to celebrate this occasion then think of Valentine’s Day as more of a season instead of a day. Incorporating different activities and opening yourself to new oppurtunities to catch that big date. And if you don’t see yourself as the pink-heart-eating, card-and-flower-sending sap that hallmark wants you to be, there is no reason why you can’t uplift the “season” with some alternatives of your own. All month long I’ll be posting suggestions.


  • RiRiRenee1976 5 years ago

    i love your perspective. im so lonely right now. im still in love with my ex. nothing would make me happier than for us to work things out. all of these hearts in the checkout line and red roses on sale. its depressing. like you said a reminder of how lonely i am. but im so busy with my life that stopping to wish i could smell some roses is not an option. . unless they are his roses.

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