Ah, Valentine’s Day… the perfect holiday for young love to flourish on college campuses all across the country. However, as college students, it can be difficult to have an extravagant night out that our loved ones deserve. But worry not! George Mason University has plenty of low budget options right here on our campus! Opportunities for romance are all around us, if we just look hard enough! Via Giphy
1. Eat at Ike’s
Nothing says romance like being surrounded by a bunch of freshmen and getting diarrhea an hour after eating!
2. Go to a GMU basketball game
This is a great option if you want a more intimate setting, as it’s likely you will be one of the few people there.
3. Try to find a parking spot together
This is an ambitious option, as the date will probably last a few hours. It may be more appropriate if you have been with your significant other for a while.
4. Go to class together
Nothing says a healthy relationship like not leaving your significant other’s side as they try to pursue their professional goals.
5. Listen to the preacher at North Plaza
Apparently we are all going to hell, but at least you can spend eternity with your S.O.
6. Take a ride on Campus Drive
Admire the beauty of never ending construction.
7. Have a picnic at Mason Pond
Enjoy the charm of polluted water with a suspicious aroma emanating from it. Via gmucampus.wordpress.com
8. Rub the George Mason statue’s foot
If you’re spending your Valentine’s Day on campus, you’re going to need some extra luck.
9. Then step on the plaque
Because we’re all going to die alone anyway.
Whether your single or in a relationship this Valentine’s Day, remember to take time to appreciate the people around you that make day to day life on campus a little more tolerable. Good luck out there Patriots!