Reality: Single or in a relationship, there’s something to love on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day in high school is rough.

If you’re single, there’s the feeling of being utterly alone, wishing you had someone to spend this special day with, while eating from pharmacy brand box of chocolates.

If you’re in a relationship, there’s the pressure to find the perfect gift and plan the perfect date and wear the perfect outfit and have the perfect night on top of everything else going on in your life.

With that being said, here are my top three tips for everyone this Valentine’s Day.

1. There are many, many more Valentine’s Days ahead of you.

Yes, you might be spending this one alone. Yes, you might spill spaghetti sauce on your white dress in the middle of your date and not realize. It’s hard to realize this in the moment, but it’s not the end of the world.

You can learn from this year and plan for next year. Ask out that cute boy in your AP Statistics class. Bring a Tide stick with you on your date. In a few years down the road when you’re with that special someone, you’ll laugh at yourself for worrying so much.

2. It is completely OK not to do anything.

In a relationship but have a big history test the next day? Postpone Valentine’s Day to the weekend or even March.

Not in a relationship but feeling the social pressure to go out on a date? Treat yourself at home with some Ben and Jerry’s and Netflix, or even just have a regular night.

My boyfriend is 400 miles away, so I’m going out with my family. Don’t feel forced to go out if you don’t want to.

3. Whatever you end up doing, have fun.

Worst comes to worst and your date walks out on you or you lose power in your home ruining your date with yourself, find the courage to not let it ruin your night. Tell yourself there are plenty of fish in the sea and that one’s not for me. Find a flashlight and read a romance novel. Decide what you’re going to do, even if that’s just to have a regular school night, and be happy with your choice.

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