Valentine’s Day is Overrated Anyway

Wyatt Miller , Writer

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, seeing so much pink you want to throw up. Not to mention incels coming out of the woodwork to whine about their ugly personalities and looks (you know who you are). Valentine’s day got its name from Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint from Terni, Italy who got his head chopped off for secretly overseeing marriages to get the husbands out of going to war (how times change).

Anywho, it’s easy to get lost in the overcommercialization, but have no fear, I, Wyatt Miller, (who is definitely qualified to give relationship advice) will come to your aid. First, we need to clear up some misunderstandings. Guys, you don’t have to go over the top every year. it’s okay to be relaxed for Valentine’s day as long as it comes from the heart. Girls, it’s okay to pitch in and treat your man every once in a while. Trust me, he’ll appreciate it.

I cannot stress enough that it’s best if a gift comes from the heart. It’s better to have something small with a heart than something big with no soul. Small things you could do include a massage, making dinner, or just letting your significant other take a day off of chores. 

Brooklyn Elsea said, “Honestly, if you are stressing about it because you’re single or something, just don’t. It will never matter in a few years whether you were single for Valentine’s Day or not. So don’t stress about it.” Tyson Head said, “The best thing to do if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day is to go home, look at the wall, and try not to cry. It’s gotten me through every year so far.”

While Mr. Head’s advice may be relatable, it’s not the only option. If you have your eyes on some man or woman, go for it. I would say that the worst they can say is no, but that’s simply not true, is it? Instead, you can at least say you tried. So hold your head up high and go for it because I believe in you.