We don’t always have the right words to say, or know exactly what to do, but there are indeed some clever ways for getting connected to your Valentine.
So, there is always the grade school method, “Do you like me? Check ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.” Straightforward, cute, simple, and allows expedition of Valentine’s Day plans. It all comes down to probability. The odds can only be 50/50. And if you’re that confident, try the “Check ‘Yes’ or ‘Yes’ option.”
USE YOUR WORDS
You knew it was coming; use your words! Somewhere in you is a poet. It doesn’t have to rhyme. It doesn’t have to be super serious. It just has to get across your affections. Try starting with the basics, the colors of roses and violets; you may be surprised where it leads you.
PICK UP LINES
They come in segments, as tangents, even as parallels, and now they come as pick ups; I’m talking about lines. Use them at your own risk. Every pick up line has a pinch of corny, but a dash of confidence and hope in them as well, not to mention cute. So muster up your best forms of flattery and put them to the test! Can’t think of any right off the dome? Here are a few to tuck away in your pocket.
If you feed them, they will come. Some folks just need a little sweet temptation to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Go with flowers if you want, but chocolate-covered strawberries, truffles, or a slice of red velvet with buttercream icing will do nicely.
Find your own way to express your affection and appreciation. Whether you express it in code, with your own invention, by using the lights you never took down for Christmas, or by typing “I Love You” in the calculator, express.
Singles Awareness Day is real.
I asked my valentine out by writing “____, will you be my valentine…please?” between the lines on the back of a clothing store receipt. It was cute, unexpected, and from the heart; and the answer was yes; so, don’t underestimate the importance of presentation. May the force be with you as you ask away, for someone to be yours this Valentine’s Day.
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Cynthia M. Sharpe, is a May 2015 graduate of NC State University. Cynthia graduated with a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing and currently aspires to pursue an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. “As I let my own light shine, I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Cynthia M. Sharpe, inspired by Marianne Williamson