Valentine’s Day: Do’s and Don’t’s

Everyone can remember when Valentine’s Day meant passing out cards, candy, and love notes for that “special someone” in your class. Even now, Valentine’s Day is a day for love birds to have a day all to themselves.

However, the day can easily take a terrible turn all because of one simple mistake.

Dunbar students and teachers have some advice to make Valentine’s Day as special as it can possibly be.

With the tips and tricks below, time with your loved one should be a complete success. Make this the best Valentine’s Day yet.

Depending on who your Valentine is, there are various different ways that things can go wrong.

Freshman James Brandewie said, “Don’t be so cliché and don’t take her places where you can’t interact with her.” James also says, “Do take her for a walk in the park and take her ice skating. Get her a gift with the cliché stuff as a side.”

If you can’t think of anything to do then taking your Valentine out to dinner is always an option. But don’t forget to bring a gift along as well.

Senior Walker Vickery said, “Always present a gift and when you take her out to eat go through proper etiquette.” This means chewing with your mouth closed, no burping, opening the car door, and pulling out her chair.

Some Valentine’s might prefer a more simple gift.

Junior Danah Amawi said, “Get her a rose and chocolate.” Just because its cliché doesn’t mean you can’t get it for her, but make sure not to over-do it.

The teachers at Dunbar also have some advice to offer. History teacher, Mrs. Allison Roberts, said, “Play it low-key because that’s the best. Don’t make it too public and profess your love because then the fear of rejection might be a problem.”

According to Mrs. Roberts, the less public you make everything, the better.

Math teacher, Mr. Seth Young has a simple outlook on the matter. He said, “Don’t start a relationship before Valentine’s Day because it’s expensive.” Mr. Young thinks that being single on Valentine’s Day is the best way to go because it keeps money in your pocket.

Citizenship teacher Mr. Justin Yeary has a similar mindset when it comes to spending money on someone for Valentine’s Day. “Don’t start dating anybody two weeks before Valentine’s Day, really a month before Valentine’s Day because that just sets you up for disaster. You are too early in the relationship, you don’t know what to get them. If you don’t get a gift you can get into trouble and if you get too big of a gift it’s just a bad idea.”

There are many different perspectives on what you should and shouldn’t do on Valentine’s Day; however, many of these opinions are conflicting.

One thing that showed up across the board is that you should make sure you know your Valentine inside and out so you can put some thought into what would make this day more special for him or her.

This is a day to cherish the relationship you do have, not to start a new one. With all the advice from the Dunbar students and teachers, you are sure to have a fantastic day with your loved one.