Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day might look a little different this weekend given the current pandemic. The good news is that there are still plenty of things to do in order to have a fun and safe Valentine’s Day.

            Spending a holiday alone that’s supposed to celebrate love can feel a bit upsetting. However, there’s nothing wrong with taking yourself out on a date. This could mean going to grab a coffee for yourself or treating yourself to an at home spa day. Being comfortable with being alone can be super beneficial in the long run. 

            That said, if you are looking for a special someone to spend the day with, look no further. Off The Hook, Spectrum and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority are teaming up to make safe dating a reality through Marlin Matchmaking. The form will be opened from Feb 3 to Feb 11 and matches will be set between Feb 12 and 14. This online questionnaire, which can be found on @dir_of_stu_act’s Instagram page, consists of compatibility questions such as your ideal first date, favorite movie genre and how you would describe yourself. 

                  Whether you’re spending the day in person with your significant other or virtually, you can still make the best of it. Virginia Beach has plenty of Covid-safe places to eat at, such as Waterman’s near the Oceanfront. Guests are able to enjoy an outdoor eating experience while being in the comfort of little “igloos” to ensure social distancing is being followed. If you and your partner are more of homebodies, try enjoying the night with a home cooked meal. 

            Virginia Wesleyan’s Greek life is also hosting a Sweet, Sweet Valentine Sale Feb 10 – 11 in which there will be items you can purchase for either your partner, friends, or even yourself. The items include roses for $1, Hershey’s kiss bags with handwritten cards for $3 or a singing gram for $3.  

            Valentine’s Day does not have to be a strictly romantic day. It can also be a day to celebrate the platonic relationships in your life such as friends and family. What’s better than being surrounded by the people you love on a day that celebrates that? Some suggestions include grabbing a few of your friends and enjoying the day together, FaceTiming a family member, or just telling someone in your life how much you appreciate them. The little things add up at the end.

Faith Macwana