Who Needs Love?

By Emily, age 14, Ohio

Well, it's February, the month of all things LOVE. Last year, I had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day. We exchanged gifts and it was great. Here's the problem with my boyfriend at that time: we hardly ever communicated outside of texting. We didn't talk enough, but that's not the main reason why we broke up. I was the one who broke off our relationship because I felt he flirted with other girls too much, but to this day we have a very strong friendship, and he's actually dating my best friend right now.

Anyway, my latest boyfriend and I started dating on October 7th, 2011. We dated for three months until December 30th.

2011 began and ended with a heartbreak for me. On the 1st or 2nd day of January, I was broken up with, and then it happened again the day before New Year's Eve. I took this second break up extremely hard! He was the first boy I ever held hands with, kissed, hugged, and actually hung out with. We talked a lot in person, texted, and called. He told me he loved me, and he was the sweetest guy ever. Everything was going fine on Thursday (December 29th), but on Friday he suddenly broke up with me without a single reason. I've texted him twice asking for a reason. But did I get one? Nope! So now, here we are, just two weeks later (as I am writing this), and he's already got a new girlfriend. Maybe that's the reason. Anyway, it looks as if I'm going to be spending my Valentine's Day without a boyfriend this year.

Anyway, my point is, who needs love? Of course, it's nice to have a boy who will love us unconditionally, send us sweet messages, say we're pretty, gorgeous, or beautiful, and keep our self-esteem up, but do we really need a boy when we've got great friends?

Single this Valentine's Day, like me? Here are some great ways to spend your Valentine's Day.

1. Call up some single friends. Go to the movies, go bowling, or set up a small "Singles Awareness Day" party. :]

2. If you're like me, and currently the majority of your closest friends are in a relationship, have a mommy/daughter day or an aunt/niece day. Rent a movie, grab some popcorn, ice cream, or other sweets, get out the fluffy pajama bottoms and soft socks, and enjoy the movie.

3. Make a quick trip to the library, grab some of your favorite (or suggested) books, and have some fun escaping into the world of books.

4. Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday this year, so maybe just have some fun at school, and come home to have a study session. I know, it sounds terribly boring, but if your grades are down, I'm sure an A or A+ would be a great Valentine's Day gift to both you and your parents.

5. Got a single guy friend? Let him know that you don't have strong feelings for him (unless you do), and then see if he wants to go hang out or grab some coffee.

Note: I got this final idea from a magazine. Results may vary with this. Please note that your guy friend may be ignorant and not believe you that don't think of him as anything but a friend. So be extremely cautious with this suggestion.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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