Majority of students have had positive Valentine’s Day experiences


Seniors Wendy Torres & David Wilson

Victor Munoz, Adrian Nava, and Sebastian Guzman

 The majority of Morton East students are looking forward to Valentine’s Day, but some students might be dreading it.

According to Wikipedia Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. Many people believe that when it comes to going out on a date on Valentine’s Day men should always pay; meanwhile, other people believe that men and women should go half on the bills throughout that day.  According to 73% of people who buy flowers on Valentine’s Day are men while 27% are women. According to someone’s Valentine’s day experience was bad because she went all the way to Indiana from California and didn’t enjoy the opera or the restaurant they went to. In a survey of 120 Morton East students, 67% said that they had a good time while 33% said that they had a bad Valentine’s Day experience. 

“I went bowling and it was fun until he broke up with me during our date on Valentine’s Day,” junior Aliza Sanchez said.

There is usually a small percentage of people that get dumped on Valentine’s Day gift, but it does rarely happen. Breaking up with someone on a day of love is very brutal but it doesn’t always work out.  

“I walked in the snow bringing the Valentine’s Day gifts to her house it was freezing cold and I couldn’t feel my legs.” senior Adrian Zapata said.

Not many people will go to extreme lengths to satisfy their loved ones when they deserve appreciation.  

“My best experience is getting free candy and going to eat a nice dinner. Giving them a bear with a box of chocolates.” Diego Aguilar sophomore at Morton East said.

Younger people can’t really afford other things because they don’t work, but these are good basic gifts. They also can’t drive so they can’t go to places like an arcade or bowling. 

“As long as you are comfortable with yourself it’s going to be a good valentine’s day,” Dayana Ocho Junior at Morton East said.

Some people don’t care about where their significant other takes them, they just want to have a good time and make good memories with them and be happy as they should be on Valentine’s Day. 

“I’m not really interested in dating yet, I rather go out with friends and family and have a good time with them,” Sandy Gil a senior at Morton East said.

Many single people don’t have a significant other, so they decide to just spend it with their friends and do crazy things together. You shouldn’t be sad to know that you don’t have a partner to spend V-day with just do whatever you want.  

“Valentine’s day to me is not always about being with your partner, I would rather go to my friend’s birthday party that day than worrying about finding someone special,” said Celeste Carranza a sophomore at Morton East.

Many high school students have a lot of better things to do than just be with their partner. Some just don’t mind being at home alone and watching movies by themselves  

In conclusion, more students are able to say that they have had much better experiences than any bad experiences. Single people are more than joyful to spend time with their friends when they don’t have a date or partner. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and happiness between you and your partner, and you appreciate everything they have ever done for you and how much they are valued in your life.