The Virtues of Valentine's Day
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Ah, the day that almost everyone has a love-hate relationship with has finally arrived. It is the only day of the year where it is guaranteed to bring feelings out of everybody, whether positive or negative. Basically, if you are already involved in a relationship (or have a "valentine"), you love the holiday. If you aren't involved in a relationship or, even worse, are coming off of a break-up, you despise the holiday. Very few people are neutral regarding the subject, but I think I am in the minority when I saw I don't love or hate the holiday at all. Am I currently involved in relationship? No, but I don't need to be in order to have a fantastic Friday. It is also the among the few days of the year (the other being Halloween) that you can pig out on chocolates and other candies and have an excuse.
For those who love holiday, good for you! More than likely, you have a special someone to spend it with. Or, if you are like me, you are just in it for the candy. However, depending on whether you are a guy or a girl, you may actually not like Valentine's Day despite being in a relationship. If you're the girl, you love receiving gifts from your boy toy and may not even need to buy anything for him (though it would be nice, of course). If you're the guy, you have to go out and buy something for your gorgeous gal, and spending money isn't something we guys like to necessarily do. Spending on your girl is surely worth it, but picking out what she wants may be a difficult task, especially if you haven't been dating long and you have no idea what she likes.