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This & That: Fries before guys

This & That: Fries before guys

February 14
11:00 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with chocolate-shaped hearts and obligated love.

A day couples have to show their significant other they care for them or else society will have a fit.

A day they must post a picture on social media in order for others to know they truly do love each other.

A day they spend hundreds of dollars on materialistic things.

Guess how much I spent on Valentine’s Day? Nada. I wait for the real holiday: the day after when all the candy goes on sale.

Being commitment-free has kept me from being emotionally stressed and wondering if my significant other is content in the relationship.

Yes, I’ve had crushes and a few flings. But being single is probably better than society makes it seem.

Couples on social media are so quick to flaunt their relationship with others, making singles question themselves. Many times on Twitter, I’ll see people begging for a relationship, not truly knowing what they are asking for.

A relationship without intention is meaningless.

Being part of the singles club means I do not have to keep anyone updated on where I’m at or what I’m doing.

It sounds quite selfish, but who said you had to be selfless all the time?

Self-love and self-care are two very important things.

We need to have time to better ourselves, whether it’s for physical or mental health. Taking the time to work on yourself and know your worth is a beautiful journey. Instead of finding your worth within others, you learn to love yourself first.

Also, people need to understand relationships can be financially draining. In a relationship, you go on dates, and you will often buy your significant other gifts. I don’t know about you, but I can barely afford eating out myself.

I say, stop listening to social media. Be happy being single. Embrace the title.

Spend all your extra time going to the movies with friends and making new memories. Those memories won’t fade, but the ones from an ex-boyfriend are the ones you will wish you never had.

Instead, live by the saying “fries before guys,” or “mates before dates.”

Enjoy the time you have to be single before you settle down. You won’t have as much freedom as you would like later on.

Featured Image: Illustration by Austin Banzon

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