Valentine’s Day Expectations vs. Reality

For us college students, Valentine’s Day is most likely going to fall short of the expectations that romantic Hollywood movies have set for us. Between class and work, there’s little time left for extravagant displays of affection or intricate dinner plans.

Expectation: Waking up to a heartfelt text from your crush finally admitting their love to you

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Reality: Waking up at 6:00 am to the sound of your alarm clock going off

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Expectation: Walking downstairs to find your valentine has prepared an elaborate breakfast for you

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Reality: Running downstairs and only having enough time to grab a coffee and granola bar before leaving for class

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Expectation: Spending the whole day with your valentine going to all of your favorite places

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Reality: Sitting through 4 classes and taking 2 exams and 1 quiz

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Expectation: Being showered with gifts from your secret admirer

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Reality: Missing when you were in elementary school and everyone was required to give each other valentines because now that you’re in college you don’t even get a pack of candy hearts

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Expectation: Going out for a romantic dinner date at a fancy restaurant

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Reality: Stopping at the closest fast food restaurant on your way home from campus because you’re starving and on a strict college budget

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Expectation: Ending your night at the movies watching the newest rom-com with your date

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Reality:  Falling asleep 20 minutes into binge-watching Netflix and eating Ben & Jerry’s because Valentine’s Day as a college student is way more exhausting than Valentine’s Day in the movies

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Although your Valentine’s Day may not consist of The Notebook worthy gestures, there are still tons of ways to make your day special right here on the UConn Campus. Be on the lookout for Hugo the Hippo handing out chocolate roses in the Student Union and around campus this afternoon! (2/14/18)

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