February 10, 2011
Valentine's Day Do's and Don’ts for the Hopeless Romantics in the Greek System
With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought that I would post a list of do's and don'ts for those who are curious as to what is acceptable behavior for Valentine's Day. I wouldn't want for anything to go wrong in all of your perfect lives... :)
Buy your Valentine their favorite type of candy.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to not only buy candy, but to EAT it.
Buy your Valentine cute stuffed animals.
For some reason girls love stuffed animals.
Text your Valentine Happy Valentine’s Day when you wake up
People love the feeling of being wanted. Texting your Valentine Happy Valentine’s Day when you wake up shows them that you care about them and that shows them that you didn’t forget about them.
Bring your Valentine out to a nice dinner.
Dinner dates are incredibly awkward, yet everybody loves to go on them! Bring your date out to a nice dinner and pay for it, showing them exactly how much you care about them.
Hit up Kay Jewelers and buy your Valentine something shiny.
There isn’t anything that girls love more than getting jewelry on Valentine’s Day. You obviously don’t love somebody unless you buy them something pretty.
Girls dig it. Any guy that will open the door for me on dates, pay for my meal, and say excuse me when he burps is a good guy in my book.
Cook for your Valentine
Sometimes eating at home is so much more romantic than eating out at a restaurant. Taking the time to cook your date a meal is like taking the time to handwrite a card; cheaper and straight from the heart.
Have a girl’s night if you are single.
Valentine’s Day can be depressing if you are single and the best way to overcome this depression is to spend it with other single people! Go to a movie or dinner. Be lame and single together!
You’ve made it this far!
Forget that it’s Valentine’s Day.
Forgetting that it’s Valentine’s Day is quite possibly the WORST thing that you could possibly do. Girls especially make this day a bigger deal than it actually is and forgetting about it will result in you apologizing all day and everyday to follow. This will probably be brought up in all of your future fights, just an FYI.
Bring your gifts with you to class.
This isn’t high school anymore and bringing your oversized stuffed animals to class with you is just obnoxious.
Act out the scene from Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.”
You are not a Disney character and sharing a spaghetti kiss was only cute on "Lady and the Tramp" because they were talking dogs.
Say “I love you” for the first time unless you mean it.
It is easy to get caught up in the gushiness of Valentine’s Day, but saying “I love you” because you think you HAVE to is not a good idea. Just stay away from it.
Call your Valentine by the wrong name.
That’s just awkward for everybody.
Remember when I said that forgetting about Valentine’s Day was the worst thing that you could do? Well, this is a close second. Ditching your date or canceling plans will leave you single and ready to mingle and probably a sore face.
Text during your date.
With that being said, just TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF. Texting while on a date is just plain rude and it gives off the impression that you are bored.
Do the same thing that you did last year.
If you were with the same person on Valentine’s Day last year, than you should know that whatever it was you guys did, you have to go above and beyond this year. Don’t be boring.
Text your ex.
No matter how awesome of an idea it sounds like…trust me, it isn’t. You don’t want to seem like the crazy, desperate ex, so turn off your phone, stay off of Facebook, and remind yourself why you are not with them so they won’t have to.
Break up with your Valentine.
That’s just plain rude.
Iif you are as cool as I am and are not only single, but also bitter about it, you can just act as though Valentine’s Day doesn’t exist by turning your head the other direction every time you see a cute and adorable couple walk past. I’ll be wearing all black to my classes on Monday unless Cupid strikes me over the weekend. I will leave you all now with a quote that I find fitting for this weekend's festivities----Kay Jeweler’s was wrong when they said that every kiss begins with ‘kay’ because I can guarantee you that on any given Friday or Saturday most kisses begin with Keystone or Natty Light. Be smart this weekend and remember that bad decisions make for good stories!
Andrea is a sophomore studying speech language pathology and audiology. You may contact her at email@example.com.