It’s the time of year when we get a break from the winter doldrums thanks to the holiday that celebrates love in all its forms: Valentine’s Day. But not everyone loves Valentine’s Day. Take this mini-quiz to find out: Are you Team Hearts or Team No Hearts?
- Do you own clothing adorned with hearts?
- On 2/14. Do you have a dinner reservation or plan to order a heart-shaped pizza?
- Do you own heart-shaped cookie cutters?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you’re Team Hearts. Go with it! Also, you don’t have to be part of a couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special, regardless of your relationship status.
Gals (And Guys) Just Wanna Have Fun
What Is Galentine’s Day? It started on the TV show Parks and Recreation when Amy Poehler gathered a group of girlfriends to celebrate each other’s independence and uniqueness. Galentine’s Day has become the celebration of choice for singles. Despite what the name implies, you don’t have to be a gal to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Call your friends and do something fun: brunch out, meet for a walk, plan a Rom-Com movie night. Galentine’s Day is about embracing your singlehood and enjoying each other’s company.
Dating. Love It or Hate It?
Are you Team Date or Team Hate to Date? Take this mini-quiz to find out.
- Does the idea of getting to know a new person energize you?
- Do you enjoy perusing an online dating site?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re Team Date. No matter how you feel about online dating, it’s part of finding love in 2022. Here are a few tips on finding love as a senior from Because.com’s article “What Senior Citizens Need to Know About Dating Today.”
“There are websites specifically created for seniors looking for companionship. Whether you’re looking for romance or friendship, these websites can connect you with similarly-minded individuals. Some of the most popular dating websites for seniors include AARP Dating, eHarmony Senior Dating, Our Time, and Senior FriendFinder. There are also more niche dating sites available, such as Christian Cafe for Single Seniors, Senior Jewish Singles, Senior Black People Meet, and Compatible Partners for Gay and Lesbian Seniors.” Because.com reports.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Check out writer Pepper Schwartz’s sweet tale of dating as a senior, “Finding Love (& Marriage) After 65, Yes It Still Happens.” Even if you aren’t in the market for a relationship, this romantic engagement story for AARP will warm your heart.
Celebrate Love Milwaukee Style
Looking for some local fun this Valentine’s Day? Check out Milwaukee Magazine’s “10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Milwaukee.”
Here at Eastcastle Place, we’re ringing in Valentine’s Day in style, starting with 9:00 AM meditation with Dr. Paul Norton. Enjoy mid-day musical magic as Yuri and Daniel Beliavsky perform a violin/piano concert, then wrap up the Day with a Wine/Dessert party with marketing at 4:00.
Single, married or somewhere in between, get ready to feel the community love this Valentine’s Day with your Eastcastle Place friends and family.