Valentine’s Day: Single and ready to mingle

When the dog bites. When the bee stings. What makes you feel sad? Being single on Valentine’s Day is supposed to be one of the most depressing feelings in the world. That’s what the movies say, right? Walking into Wal-mart and seeing the sea of balloons on the ceiling fills all us single kids with anger, sadness or rage, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong.

The misconception that each and every person that is not in a relationship is bitter about the highly-marketed holiday gets old faster than all that overpriced candy that people flock to stores to buy last-minute. I am a firm believer in the philosophy that people should get their own lives in order before they worry about tying themselves to another person.

The emotional, mental, and physical dedication that goes into a relationship is time-consuming. Maintaining a healthy relationship is never easy, so while you’re in college struggling to come up with ways to make ramen noodles into a more creative entrée for dinner, why struggle with pleasing another person at the same time? Go to Wal-mart, head held high, and buy an over priced, four-foot-tall teddy bear for yourself.

To all of our committed friends out there, stop assuming that just because we aren’t in a relationship, that we spend our spare time stomping on flowers and buying Valentine’s Day cards just to light them on fire. We’re okay, and we’re happy that you are too. Just don’t get so PDA when you’re around everyone…because that is annoying.

Alex McFry
Associate Editor

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