How to protect yourself from Stupid Cupid this Valentine’s Day


Noelle Charbonnier, Staff Writer

  1. DO watch Netflix by yourself while eating Half Baked Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

  2. DON’T drive by your ex’s house.

  3. DO get your gals together for a Leslie Knope inspired “Galentine’s Day.”

  4. DON’T watch romcoms.

    A Valentine’s Day present! Image courtesy of Magrikie.
  5. DO buy your SO a present (even if you agreed not to).

  6. DON’T buy them a giant teddy bear from Costco (they’ll just stuff it in their closet a day after you give it to them).

  7. DO something unique for your Valentine.

  8. DON’T embarrass them in front of their friends.

  9. DO buy your crush a Val-O-Gram from the BHS cafeteria!

  10. DON’T feel pressured to have a date.

  11. DO dress up if you’re going out.

  12. DON’T go too crazy on the heart-shaped gifts.

  13. DO remember that Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to indulge in expensive (or really cheap, let’s be honest) and alarming amounts of chocolate.

  14. DON’T be scared to talk to or ask out the person you’re into!

  15. DO take Valentine’s day as an opportunity to be spontaneous!

  16. DON’T take the holiday too serious… remember it’s just another day out of the year!

    A delicious box of chocolates. Image courtesy of About.
  17. DO buy heart shaped chocolate and treats from the store in bulk on February 15th and onward (it’ll be 50-75% off).
  18. DON’T write a cheesy or pun related Valentine’s Day card. If you’re going to write one at all, make it meaningful!

  19. DO buy your SO roses. It’s the one day out of the year you’ll do it, and even though it’s cliche, a girl can appreciate some nice flowers.

  20. DON’T forget that Valentine’s day is based off of love, so you should share it with all of those you care about, not just the person you like!

    Have a happy Valentine’s Day! Image courtesy of We Heart Parties.

    Heart-shaped balloons. Image courtesy of Magrikie.