Virtual Valentine’s Day


Stuti Gupta and Sean Nguyen

Fragmented by the virtual atmosphere during the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentine’s Day presented a new challenge to couples striving to remain connected. To stay in touch on a day-to-day basis, couples typically video call, watch movies, or play video games. Though many miss the face-to-face interaction, they also find that they may have grown closer as a result of being able to call so frequently during the pandemic. Barring the personal interactions, most couples’ Valentine’s Day celebrations were similar to previous years, often involving food or gifts.