Chivalry is not dead

But, like, maybe dating is?


Many couples meet February 14 with gifts and happiness every year but, with the current outbreak of COVID-19, many are left in a corner debating taking part in the exchange of treats and affections from friends, family and lovers.

With the many rules and regulations implemented due to the occurring pandemic, many are discouraged with the sad energies all around. Years prior, lovers happily took place in the celebration of the national holiday, but this year, many to all question how this will unwrap.

“I feel as if Valentine’s Day amongst the pandemic is no different,” senior Kimberly Ngo said. “However, we do have to find creative ways to be close to each other. Last year was our first Valentine’s Day and we didn’t do much to celebrate. However, this year just to make up for it, we will try to do something more special.”
Relationships are the component for which Valentine’s Day has become known. With the recurring shut down of the world, it is difficult for many to simply interact without the worry of sickness hitting them, bringing up questions about whether quality time with others is even possible.

“COVID has definitely affected how much time I’ve spent with my boo,” senior Zair Chavez said. “I see her less often and when we hang out, COVID definitely gets rid of a lot of date ideas or plans. The time together is so sweet but so short.”

Plans are far off when it comes to things we need to be worried about, but some, not many, are still trying to adapt and compromise to try and find an alternative to not miss out on this once a year holiday. The implementation of rules may bring more difficulty, but when there’s a will, there’s a way.

“I am planning to stay at my house with my s/o and make food together,” senior Divine Nwajei said. “We are just going to exchange gifts then make food and relax together. It will work out fine because we would be inside away from people. Just us.”