Roses are being bought, candy is being stocked and cute plushies are taking up most of the shelves; Valentine’s Day is approaching. Whether you are single, in a relationship or somewhere between “it’s complicated” and I’m in love,” there is always a reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  

First, I would like to remind people that this holiday is not just for couples. Anyone who has seen Parks and Recreation knows Leslie Knope broke the mold by enjoying the holiday with her best friends every year. She called it Galentine’s Day. This celebration normally took place the day before Valentine’s day; but the point Leslie wanted to make, in my opinion, was to spread love and kindness to everyone. I recommend focusing on this idea rather focusing on all the possible “annoying” aspects of this holiday.  

With that out of the way, we can focus on some more positives. There is literally candy everywhere! It is like a second Halloween in the middle of February. Not to mention the great deals on prices at the end of the month; cookies, cupcakes, cake and candy are available for super cheap prices. 

There are also deals all around at restaurants. Chick-fil-A is serving specially packaged nuggets in 30 or 10 counts along with cookies, brownies and Chick-n-Minis in heart shaped boxes all month long. Chili’s has a $25 meal for two special all month too. If you are single, grab a friend and get those deals!  

Movie nights are a great way to celebrate too. Whether you watch romantic comedies or horror thrillers is up to you but spending time with loved ones always makes the day better. Get some of the cheap candy on sale right now and have your own party, regardless of your relationship status. 

Don’t focus on hating Valentine’s Day this year; find ways to enjoy it. With the right people, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! 

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