How to Avoid the Reddish Hues When You Got the Valentines Blues
Everyone handles the single life differently on Valentine’s Day, and the over the top decorations draw different reactions from different people.
“I wouldn’t miss them if they weren’t there,” Javan Kargel ‘17 said.
Some people, like Kargal, do not have an aversion to the Valentine’s decorations, but for those who are thrown into a pit of rage or despair at the sight of reds, pinks, or anything in the range of 400-700 nanometers associated with the holiday, here are tips for avoiding the outdoors.
People can always take the easy route and stay indoors. Curl up in a cozy blanket by the fire and watch singles themed shows and movies, or just programmes that do not contain any romantic element. Netflix has a wide selection of action, comedy, thriller, and adventure movies that have direct love interests for the main character. For those who have a more cynical streak, and enjoy laughing at the pain of others, Netflix also has horror movies where only one person out of a group of teens survives. People can enjoy the deaths of the hormone filled adolescents, and laugh at the comedic tropes of the typical teen.
“…It sounds fun…,” Jacob Greene ‘16 said.
Examples of these movies include My Bloody Valentine 3D, released in 2009, starring Jensen Ackles and Jaime King, Valentine, released in 2001, starring Denise Richards and David Boreanaz, and many more.
Those who do want to leave their house can venture a public area such as a park. The can sit alone on the grass in the undecorated outdoors, and enjoy the February chill that is most likely as bitter as they are. Another activity to partake in at the park is people watching. This is an activity that can be enjoyed with a friend, where together, people can watch other couples and try to predict when they will break up, or imagine likely problems in the relationship. It is an effective way for singles to relieve Valentine’s Day stress.