Valentine's Day has a dark, yet romantic and heroic history

Students have mixed opinions about Valentine's Day ranging from feeling that it's become commercialized to a day to celebrate love

Sure, it can be fun and, at times, exciting (especially when I was younger).

Bonus: Watch out for romance scams that can steal you money! Well, it really is love, but just not love as most of us think of it.

You may be surprised at how much nicer it can be. Everyone should feel that they are loved and that someone is there to help or just simply to talk to.

Valentine's Day is not a day to slap some women with goat in order to get a date. Fall in love with the possibility of relationships and change. Sometimes it can be hard for people to come to terms with not having a significant other, but that doesn't mean they aren't loved or cherished. - Maya Angelou " If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love". For the person who looks at those mawkish Hallmark cards and Lifetime showings of The Notebook, shakes his or her head and is all, "Nah, I'm good".

Leo (Channing Tatum) is one of the main characters. - Dr. Seuss " All you need is love. It is a popular day to become engaged and to get married.

And so, regardless of whether you are in a relationship or single, instead of, or in addition to, partaking in the commercial aspects of this holiday, take advantage of this day to do something for yourself. But what if you're in a situationship, or talking to someone without labels?

If you're single, don't despair.

"Even in places that don't celebrate Valentine's Day in the middle of February, they nearly all, at some point during the year, have some kind of a celebration or festival that celebrates love", Keeler said. Each guest must also invite a single friend.

Wilson, a radiology technician by schooling, opened Water's Edge Chocolates with her husband a few years ago. Another great option is Aldi - you can get a single red rose for $1.08! But it also shows those hard little moments of being lonely.

Take yourself out. You deserve it. Maybe you have had an eye on a book, a dress or a pair of shoes.

Does your significant other love chocolates?

As the NRF reports, 46 percent of Americans will spend $894 million on greeting cards, Abby Fontenot, biomedical sciences junior, said there are other simple ways to make your loved-one happy. One day, you'll get the chocolate candy, oversized teddy bear and best of all, a love that will always fight for you. After finding the ideal meal, you could find a favorite movie to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or DVD.

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