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Stepping Up Your V-day Game

The Do's and Do Not's of Valentine's Day to spice things up with that special someone in your life

Angel Morris, Design Editor

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Every year, couples gather together on this special day other wise known as Valentine’s Day. There are two types of people on Valentine’s day, the love birds and the grumpy singles. But even if you’re in a relationship, not everything always goes as planned either. From wonderful evenings to terrible gifts, you can relearn a few things about Valentine’s day.

Normally, girls expect their significant other to go above and beyond for them for this special occasion, but sometimes their date does not catch the hint.

Katla McGlynn wrote in “13 Things NOT To Get Your Valentine This Year” on the Huffington Post about the unexpected gifts couples have received for Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly, the number one unexpected gift was a heart shaped pizza.

“What it really says is we have no one left to impress anymore. Let’s eat our feelings together,” said McGlynn.

Pretty ironic on Valentine’s day to just receive food and nothing more special.  Valentine’s Day isn’t about just spending money though, it’s so much more than that.

Junior Christian Escalera  believes in giving personal gifts over the generic.

“There’s always that one guy carrying around a giant stuffed bear, but I think you should just get her something that’s specific to her and makes her feel like ‘oh he really cares’ you know?” Escalera said.

You don’t have to spend a whole load of money on a girl to make it count, as long as it’s meaningful. Little things mean just as much to girls, little things count.

According to Askmen.com, “Top 10:Things To Do On Valentine’s Day” by Lindsay Tigar, there’s lots of things you can get your significant other that are not expensive, little, and thought actually put into them.

“If you just started dating, and you haven’t made it official, but you could see it heading that way, start with a casual dinner and to spice things up a little. Add in a rose towards the end of your night…It’s worked for men 66 percent of the time,” Tigar said.

Another thing we should learn to do for Valentine’s Day is not rigorously plan your night with your significant other because not everything will go goes as planned and the date could end better if there is spontaneity.

Sophomore Erika Jaramillo has had a side tracked moment from her 6th grade year when she believed her Valentine’s Day would go accordingly to plan, but ended with a rather epic fail.

“Okay so I had a major crush on this kid my 6th grade year and like it was around February, so I was trying to drop hints that I had liked him and stuff, but when Valentine’s came around the corner, he had gotten another girl a gift, so I was sort of bummed, but things happen for a reason,” Jaramillo said “I honestly didn’t even know what I saw in him.”

Photo courtesy by Angela Ruiz and Jayden Garcia
Garcia and Ruiz sharing a nice moment on Snapchat

Whether you spend a whole load of money or just spend time together with your significant other, make sure it’s special. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be the day of love with that special love in your life.

But do not  just treat your significant other on Valentine’s Day; you should treat them on random days just to remind them you care for them. Everyday is a blessing, especially when you have someone to share it with.

“Jayden Garcia and I have been together for three years and has recently moved to Port Arthur with his mom, but still manages to blows up my phone everyday just because he misses me,” sophomore Angela Ruiz said.  

 

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