Feb 132011
Authors: Anna Baldwin and Eugene Daniels

By Eugene Daniels

Valentine’s Day. The day when everyone gets to watch some hand holding and face sucking on the Plaza. The day where the “in-love (or lust in most cases)” and the loveless are divided more than Sarah Palin’s brain is from the rest of her body.

V-Day is a stupid ass holiday created by Hallmark to make more money in one day than they make in a year.

Just so you’re aware, the biggest reason there is still a Valentine’s Day is because it is a memorial to Saint Valentine (Catholic saint and martyr) and the only thing that is known about him is that he was buried on February 14th. So for all of you V-Day heads out there, you are celebrating someone’s burial! Creepy.

Look, I do agree with showing your girlfriend that you love or care for her. But what is wrong with the other 364 days of the year? Why do I have to brave the crowded ass stores and get you something that I could get on another day?

Wouldn’t you rather your significant other treat you great the other days of the year and not have to be told to get you something? It is society telling us guys that we have to act special on this day towards our girlfriends! But one thing I do know is that no relationship was ever made or broken because the guy got a beautiful gift for his girlfriend on the fake holiday.

Before you jump to any conclusions, I’m not some bitter lonely kid that couldn’t get a Valentine so he rants in the newspaper. I have one but I refuse to feel obligated to get her something because society tells me to! When I do get her something it will be because I want to be mushy on my own damn accord!

Eugene Daniels is a junior journalism major, Mars vs. Venus appears Tuesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian.com.

By Anna Baldwin

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Now for guys, before we proceed, make sure you have tonight’s dinner reservations all set up.

Valentine’s Day is an excuse to go out to dinner with someone special and overlook the fact that you’re spending way too much on a meal, or flowers, or candy.

Each couple is unique, so think about what type of thing would best celebrate the love in your relationship. This might be a concert, a sporting event, dinner or maybe just a night watching movies and eating a homemade meal.

Not only should guys consider doing something cute because it’s nice, but also because it’s definitely expected by most females on the big day.
What girl doesn’t want to feel special for an entire day?

Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen without a reason or excuse.

One CSU student I talked to said that her boyfriend of two years only used her birthday or Valentine’s Day to make special plans.
But just like most females, she wants more all year.

She did say, however, that a big Valentine’s Day extravaganza for the two of them was better than nothing.

Another female student told me women should at least receive flowers on Valentine’s Day. Her reasoning was the same as mine –– women just want to feel special.

So, guys, don’t act like Cupid shot you in the butt and be irritated on Valentine’s Day. Just realize that everything you do for your girlfriend on the big day will probably allow her to forgive anything stupid you might do in the new few weeks.

Anna Baldwin is a senior journalism major, Mars vs. Venus appears Tuesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian.com.

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