A guy’s preference on Valentine’s Day

Sometimes it's the time spent rather than the money


Two senior boys show what it's like to appreciate each other's company.

Victor Munoz, Sebastian Guzman, and Adrian Nava

Do guys expect to get a gift on Valentine’s Day? 

When anyone ever thinks of Valentine’s Day, they think about what a female would like and how they could top last year’s gifts. Usually, it’s all about the female, but for a change, (in this article) it’s about the guys. A top gift would be Air pods because everybody is getting them, and a lot of people wanted them (for Christmas), but they were sold out. Many guys just want to be with their girlfriends and have a good dinner. Going to an arcade or something like bowling would be a good gift.  Anything handmade from a girl is a good gift because” it’s the thought that counts.”

How would guys like to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?  In a random survey of 125 Morton East students, the highest vote was (just chilling) with their significant other. (Shockingly, 31 Morton East students said they would “blaze” with their significant other.)   A trip to the arcade, going to a carnival or fair, cruising in a car, and bowling and laser tag also received honorable mentions.  

”It’s very interesting that my sophomore boys in my AP Euro class don’t have a girlfriend,” history teacher Mr. Sonny Thevalakara said.    

Sophomores pay more attention to their school work rather than having a girl/boyfriend because it’s the first year in high school and they don’t want to lose focus. Seniors are more into creating bonds with other people know that it’s towards the end of our school years.  

“Valentine’s Day to me is when you and your partner celebrate each other’s love,” Senior Jamie Lopez said. 

Seniors are the ones that would celebrate Valentine’s day with their partner because they are the most interested in a relationship and spending time with them because most seniors have jobs and don’t get to spend a lot of time with their partner. 

“I would want to get blunts and some snacks as a gift,” Junior Brian Raygoza said. 

Many upper-class-men prefer to get blunts and weed over snacks and presents since they are more grown and not all guys enjoy receiving stuffed animals and chocolates such as others do.  

“I would rather receive money and bud because with the money I can buy something I like and smoke my bud,” Sophomore Alonzo Chavez said. 

For the most part, many male students believe it’s better to get snacks as a gift because they have favorites, and it’s a very simple thing they enjoy and it’s all about the thought that counts.  

“As long as my wife is happy, I’m happy it’s all about her,” math teacher Mr. Lembit Ruutelman said  

For older married men, it’s all about the wives, and many don’t expect to receive a gift. If they receive love and compassion from their significant other that’s all they need/want.  

In conclusion, guys should be gifted with clothes and accessories too; it doesn’t always have to be the guy showering their ‘gf’ with money and presents.  Most high school students prefer to be gifted with money, while adult teachers prefer just to go out to a movie or eat with their loved ones.  It’s all about receiving love and compassion rather than expensive gifts or jewelry.