Valentine’s Day has hit Cornell hard this year (or maybe I just didn’t notice it as much last year). Every email, announcement, and gathering has inevitably involved some form of pink, red, and hearts. If you’re dateless and bored, checkout 5 ways others have observed this holiday:
- Bake: Give love to receive love.With the exception of Halloween, Valentine’s Day is probably the most sweets-intensive holiday. If you love the oven as much as my suitemate SexyJessie, why not show off your skills with a couple of homemade treats to surprise your friends? For all your showings of love, you will feel loved in return.
- Friends’ Night Out: Love the ones you’re with. Who says going out is limited to pairs on this day? These buddies will be the same ones who will celebrate Black Day with you, come April 14.
- Study for a prelim: Your GPA will love you. Poor pre-meds. All week long, these Orgo textbooks have been popping up on tables around campus because the first prelim was on 2/14.
- Attend Campus Events:Who doesn’t love free food? Many organizations and departments host free events involving food and giveaways on Valentine’s Day (and most other holidays). Sure, it might seem corny to actually go to one of those things, but who knows? You might be pleasantly surprised.
- Find your Korean celebrity doppelganger:You’ll love this app.This app is great for procrastinating after that Orgo prelim. Or, you can think of it as finding inspiration for your image for the next Valentine’s Day. The app matches your picture with a Korean celebrity, age range, and gender that it thinks you most resemble. (I’m not familiar with KPop culture but can still appreciate the often hilarious results.) One of my other suitemates, HaeBaeBae, introduced it to me, and it’s actually managed to keep us entertained each time we use it.
All kidding aside, there is no reason to feel sad or ashamed to be single on Valentine’s Day. As my fellow blogger Lubabah tells in her blog, being single allows you more time to learn about yourself so that when the time does come, you will be able to love with full confidence. And when you do find that “special someone,” don’t forget about those who have stuck with you since the beginning. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Cheers to those who we love, will love, and love us.