Valentine’s Day, a day filled with candy, “I love you’s,” and a bounty of hearts. While some are willing to just settle in for a nice movie and relaxing night, others take the opportunity to take their loved one out for a romantic event.
Chase Bates, senior, is planning to take his girlfriend of six months, Brianna Ortiz, over to Sunset Cliffs and spend the day with her there, and end the night with dinner at Corvette Diner.
Tiana Canja, senior, said she’s not sure what her boyfriend Andrew Aguilar, also a senior, has planned for them. “It’s a surprise apparently,” said Canja.
Aguilar said, “Well, we didn’t get to go to Winter Formal, so I’m going to ask her to a Winter Formal of our own.” He said that he plans for them to dress up and go out to dinner, and to “dance the night away.”
Isaac Ojeda, junior, visited the store a few times, in preparation for February 14th. “I picked my girlfriend up some See’s Candies, and iTunes gift card, a sweater, and a card.”
Ojeda mentions that his girlfriend doesn’t like over-the-top celebrations, but he loves showing his love for her, so he will be taking her to the beach, “and every couple hours I’ll give her a gift, with a page explaining why I love her.”
However, Valentine’s Day isn’t only about the couples, Jack Layman, junior, said his plans consist of him and his best friend chilling at their house, eating pizza, and playing video games.
Coretta Pinson, senior, said that she won’t be spending the day with her boyfriend, “he has to work, so I’m going to go shopping with friends.”
Mr. Matt Smith, a Helix on-site substitute, plans to go spend the day with his family and girlfriend. “We’ll be having a nice day and dinner, plus I got her some chocolate”.
With Valentine’s day coming up, special sales pop up around everywhere, but nothing is as special as spending time with loved ones.
KPBS suggested some Valentine’s Day activities for people needing ideas. From “Couple’s Cooking Class,” to “San Diego Chorus presents Singing Valentines,” to “Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend at PetSmart,” anything creative, romantic, or perfect for a couple is located on this page.