What to Do if You're Single on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is traditionally looked at as a day for couples to celebrate the feelings they share for one another. However, many people, either by choice or by happenstance, find themselves without a significant other on this typically romantic holiday. Despite this, there are still many fun things single people can do this Valentine’s Day.
For the active single person, the Worst Day of the Year Ride in Portland may be the perfect event to take part in with family. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a bike ride that takes participants around the Rose City in two different courses, the 15 mile urban course and the 42 mile challenge course. Each course offers rest stops for riders to catch their breath and enjoy snacks that will be provided. Participants who come dressed in costumes can enter in the costume contest for the chance to win prizes. It costs $39 to register online before Feb. 1, $44 to register before Feb. 12, and $49 to register the day of the event.
“This would probably happen even if I wasn’t single, but me and my family write valentines for each other…we get candy and other stuff. We have a Valentine’s dinner with little candles and pink food,” Sophia Stephenson ‘18 said.
An activity that is a little less expensive than the Worst Day of the Year Ride is simply going to see a movie with friends or family. There are many movies coming out in February that will be in theaters for Valentine’s Day. One of them is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody off of the original Jane Austen novel in which teenagers in 19th century England are forced to battle undead zombies. The movie will be released on Feb. 5th and is rated PG-13.
“I would probably stay at home and watch Netflix. I might see if I can find some friends who aren’t busy or doing something and go to a movie or something,” Kylee Everson ‘17 said.
For glow-in-the-dark fanatics, Town and Country Bowling Alley in Keizer offers glow-in-the-dark bowling every weekend, and will be open on Valentine’s Day from noon to 10pm. Rates range from $11 to $12.50.