What to do with Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day – the time of year where the “haves”, “have-nots”, and “don’t-cares” bicker about how or if to celebrate romantic love. To say that Valentine’s Day is a recognized holiday for all is to step onto something akin to a battlefield (an irony that harkens back to the dark history of St. Valentine).
To address this issue we should look at some statistics. Approximately 44% of adults in the United States are single and of course the majority of college students are not in a committed relationship. Data from a survey at the Counseling Center at Pace University indicates only 30% of respondents are in a relationship. With so many without a traditional partner, is Valentine’s Day irrelevant for the majority of us? Well one could argue that point however that leaves a lot of messy feelings and no place to put them.
So, for those who care about Valentine’s Day, it makes sense that we re-vision the holiday as a holiday for love of all kinds, not just one kind. This allows us to spend time with anyone of our choosing. For this holiday, get together with friends, family, partners, or your pet and celebrate in some meaningful way. Have a party, go to dinner, see a movie, or treat yourself to something special.