Regardless of pandemic, specialists say Valentine’s Day nonetheless must be celebrated in new and alternative ways – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This Sunday is Valentine’s Day, but it’s in the middle of a pandemic that may limit the traditional way of partying.
Money editor Jon Delano spoke to some experts about alternative methods of recognizing the vacation.
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Many couples go to dinner on Valentine’s Day but not this year as it is safer for many to stay home.
So is this a good year to just forget about those Valentine’s Day traditions?
“I think this Valentine’s Day [Day] is more important than everyone else because we want something different this year, ”lifestyle expert Lindsay Myers told Jon Delano from KDKA on Thursday.
More important than ever?
Well, maybe, and here’s something that most people don’t realize.
“One thing people don’t know about Valentine’s Day is that it actually provokes more breakups than any other holiday of the year,” says Wendy Strgar, who calls herself a loveologist.
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Strgar says if you don’t do the right thing on this vacation, you risk breaking up.
Now you can always call for flowers or grab a box of chocolates anywhere, but Myers says you need something special this year.
“When you are at home, you use everything virtually. We need to have technology as our best friend now, ”Myers says.
Take a virtual cooking class together as offered on-site by Appetite 4 Seduction, take a virtual dance class at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, or snuggle up while listening to Pittsburgh Opera “Songs from the Heart” online .
Do you want to get out of the house? Rent a classic car to drive your sweetheart around.
“I love this company called Drive Share. It’s basically like Air BnB for cars. So it’s really fun to rent a car – a classic car – we talk about anything you can think of, ”says Myers.
Whatever you do to celebrate the day, says Strgar, keep that in mind.
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“How people feel love is in the light of our attention. And so it doesn’t matter where you are. If you really pay full attention to the person in front of you, they’ll remember it from that day, ”she says.