Lucky majority actually have Valentines this year

Alexis Ayala, Karissa Coss, and Yessica De Leon

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The majority of students at East will be spending this Valentine’s Day with someone special.

Valentine’s Day is one of the most anticipated holidays after Christmas, Halloween and the new year. It’s a day where you show the very close ones to you, so much love. Whether it be flower bouquets, dinners, or simple dates like a walk downtown. $19.6 billion is the projected Valentine’s Day spending in the United States this year, according to annual estimates by the National Retail Federation. But there are those who are very unlucky and go year to year without a Valentine. 115.78 million: The number of single people in America age 18 and older in 2016, according to the US Census Bureau. This group of divorced, widowed, separated and never marrieds made up 47.3% of all US residents age 18 and older. In a random survey of 100 Morton East Students, 62 of them reported that they will spend valentine’s day with someone, while the rest aren’t. 

This year is my first year having a Valentine other than my mom, it’s going to be great because I plan to spoil her with all my love and money,” said sophomore Johnathon Coss. 

Lots of people look forward to this holiday and choose to go all out in the name of love and romance, while others simply luck out or choose to not have one. 

“I won’t have a valentine this year, I’ll just spend valentines with all my single friends and buy each other gifts”, said senior Mellany Hernandez  

Not everyone needs a Valentine sometimes it’s better to just spend time by yourself or with friends, the time will come when it comesFor some people their time has come already.

I cant wait for tomorrow; I’ve been waiting for the surprises my boyfriend says he has for me. He understands me so well and so I know this year will be just wonderful, said senior Aaliyah Favela.