There’s More Positives Than Negatives to Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day is a very special day for a lot of people all over the world, but for some not so much. Everyone has their own way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Some people go on a special date with their significant other while others sit on the couch watching Valentine’s Day movies, wishing they had someone special or just wishing they could be with their significant other.

Something that many people enjoy and feel is special is surprising their significant other.

“The weekend before Valentine’s Day, I’m taking my girlfriend rock climbing as a surprise present,” sophomore Finley Gay said.

Everyone has mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Some people hate it and others love it. Freshman Ava Martin says it’s just a normal day for her.

“It’s just another day for me. The first official track practice is on Valentine’s Day, but after that I’m probably going to go home and make some hot cocoa and watch a movie,” Martin said,

Many people can see different positives and negatives about Valentine’s Day. However, the good usually outweighs the bad for people who are single

“I think there are a lot more positives than negatives. Seeing that Valentine’s Day gives everyone a way to express how much they appreciate each other. It makes people feel loved and the only negative side is the expensive gifts,” Martin said.

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about romantic partners. It’s also a day that can be about friends and family.

“I think it’s important to celebrate the loved ones in your life, and make sure they know they’re appreciated. Sometimes we can take little things for granted, but we should always acknowledge love,” Gay said.

To most people, Valentine’s Day is a day to appreciate each other.

“I like seeing the other people appreciate each other. That makes me happy,” Martin said.

Teenagers sometimes can’t afford to buy their partner gifts on Valentine’s Day.

“Feeling pressured, I think that is something you have to talk to your partner about. So how do you feel about it? Do you want to do anything big or do you not want to do anything at all,” sophomore Lauren Saldivar said.