How to Handle Being Alone On Valentine’s Day

How to Handle Being Alone On Valentines Day

Ellie O'Sullivan, Editor in Chief, Junior

It’s that time of the year again! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re all feeling the effects. If you are one of the lucky people that has a date on February 14th, that’s great! I’m blocking you. But if you’re anything like the rest of the population, you must be looking for something to do on the national day of love that doesn’t necessarily require being in cahoots with a significant other. Here’s some ideas:

  • Cry: No shame in it. Extra points if you eat some ice cream while you’re at it.
  • Adopt a pet: If you’re so bent on not being alone on Valentine’s Day, go get yourself a fish and name it Solitude. Fish Named Solitude… Sounds like a good book.
  • Adopt a child: Logistically speaking, the chances of you being able to adopt a human being just to feel less lonely are low, but not zero. 
  • Watch some crime thrillers: Nobody can put you out of the mood more than watching a documentary about Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. Look on the bright side, if you don’t have a date, you also don’t have the chance to get killed by a crazy dude.
  • Practice self-defense techniques: Pretend to fight off attackers! After working yourself up over those serial killers shows, you can both ease your mind and keep it occupied from thinking about how lonely you are.
  • Try playing some minecraft –  ignore the fact that the two sheep you just bred to grow your farm have experienced more love than you ever have and enjoy the mindless entertainment of cubes.
  • Burn an effigy – So maybe you got dumped before Valentine’s and now you blame your past significant other for your sadness. Burn all memories you have of them! Just keep your hair out of the flames. 

If all else fails, just remember that February 14th lands during the winter break, so to be honest you don’t even have to worry about seeing couples in the hallway. Just go ahead and lock yourself in your room and try to forget the concept of love for the rest of the day.