Male and female Cal Poly students have different perspectives on the subject of today’s holiday: Valentine’s Day.
Most students say Valentine’s Day is an important holiday. However, men say it is more important when they are in a relationship, while women do not need a relationship to celebrate.
English junior Domenick Alberico said he isn’t celebrating Valentine’s Day because he’s just going to “have a fat chill sesh with his homies.” Alberico said this holiday is a day to celebrate the relationship you’re in. As a valentine, he said he would “provide all the love and affection his soul has to offer.”
Kinesiology sophomore Bryce Andrews said he will hopefully be going on a romantic date. Valentine’s Day is important to him because it is important to girls, he said. Andrews claims he would be a fun date who provides love and has roses or stuffed animals.
Business administration senior Austin Dupuy also thinks Valentine’s Day is more special for those in relationships. The day hasn’t been a big deal for Dupuy because he usually spends it with his friends.
“I would have the expectation for myself to go out of my way to do something special for them,” he said.
Male students seem to think it is necessary to have a special someone to celebrate this holiday of love. They are mainly focused on their date and how they will be spending the day.
Cal Poly women tend to look at Valentine’s Day in a different light. Instead of worrying about being in a relationship, they are celebrating the love they have for all the relationships in their lives. They seem to be more focused on the presents they give and receive instead of how they are spending the day.
Biological sciences freshman Molly Sackles said she thinks Valentine’s Day is important.
“You can show friends and family how much they mean to you,” she said. “You don’t need a significant other to celebrate.”
Sackles would expect roses from her valentine and the reassurance of how important she is to her special someone.
Dairy science freshman Emily Janowski said she is celebrating the holiday this year by baking with her sorority sisters. Janowski also said she would like flowers on Valentine’s Day and would probably bake for her valentine.
Environmental management and protection senior Makena Thiesfeld said Valentine’s Day isn’t important to her.
“We should love everyone everyday,” she said.
Her one expectation from her valentine would be that they simply recognize the fact that it is Valentine’s Day.
Many Cal Poly students seem to think Valentine’s Day is a holiday to be celebrated with your special someone, as well as all the others in your life that you love.
Sometimes people feel pressured to celebrate by asking someone to be their valentine, or else they will be stuck celebrating “Single Awareness Day” this time around. However, they are not stuck in the labyrinth of finding a valentine. Valentine’s Day can be a holiday spent appreciating all of those you love in your life, whoever they may be.