By Marie Fernandes |Staff Writer|
You can still find a way to enjoy Valentine’s Day even if you are not in a relationship.
Societal pressure to declare that you have a valentine is inevitable.
There is no need to find a valentine everyone has someone even if it is not their significant other.
Its your perspective on the holiday that determines the outcome of the day.
Remember this is the day for celebration of all forms of love.
“I love Valentine’s Day because everyone gets to celebrate love together on one day,” said student Emily Anderson.
I think that it is the perfect holiday because it is in our human nature to love and be loved.
I believe that people are not too familiar with the different types of love because we usually only think of it in a traditional, non-romantic sense.
The ancient Greeks created terms to help us define the types of love that we may have in our lifetime.
“My mom has told me before about agape being the type of love that I should try to find but she never went into detail on it so I have no clue what agape really is,” said student George Barnes.
There are four types of love known as storge, philia, eros and agape.
Storge is the type of love that would be shared with family members. Spending Valentine’s Day with your parents or siblings is an option for how you could spend this special day.
Philia is the Greek word for love that is shared and earned between friends. There is no better way to celebrate than with friends giving you multiple valentines.
Eros is more of a romantic love that is all about the feeling of love in arelationship.
Don’t be afraid to grab that special someone and have a conventional Valentine’s Day dinner.
Agape is known as unconditional love. This is the type of love that demonstrates how you can be in love with a person no matter the obstacles you face together.
You know who your valentine is going to be if you have found agape, so use the holiday to spend some quality time with the person you love and show them how precious they are to you.
This year I have found agape with my fiancé, Jesse Perez, so we will be celebrating our unconditional love this Valentine’s Day with a relaxing picnic at our favorite park.
Now that you have been informed about the four different types of love try to apply one of those terms to someone in your life.
It will help you realize that Valentine’s Day is not only for couples.
I believe that you can have multiple valentine’s such as your best friend or a family member if you are single, so spend the day letting each other know how much you appreciate the relationship you share.
Valentine’s Day is an all-inclusive day of love focused on bringing people together.
Have fun finding a valentine and celebrate the love that you have in your life.