What It’s Really Like Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Too bad this Valentine’s Day, I’ll be embracing how single I am, just like I do every other year. I’ve come to the conclusion that I always feel the same way towards Valentine’s Day. Being single on Valentine’s Day actually sucks, and this is my timeline of thoughts on Valentine’s Day.

Beginning of February

Oh look, Valentine’s Day candy. It seems like it was just Christmas. Maybe I should buy some of conversation hearts to have at home.


Week Before Valentine’s Day

Maybe someone will surprise me this year with flowers or something. There has to be someone out there who is dying to confess their love to me.


Day Before Valentine’s Day

Well, nobody has confessed their love to me yet. Looks like it will be another year of me being single on Valentine’s Day.


10 a.m. on Valentine’s Day

*receives text from mom* Oh, thanks mom. Love you too.




7 Gifts To Get Your ZTA for Valentine’s Day

Any ZTA knows that love is “the greatest of all things”, and Valentine’s day is the best holiday to celebrate love. Whether she’s your significant other, your family member, or just a treasured friend, show your ZTA how much you love her with any of these seven gifts ideas!


7.) Tiffany’s Crown Charm and Chain – The super adorable necklace and charm will make your ZTA look and feel like royalty.



6.) A Strawberry Edible Arrangement – Dessert strawberries are possibly one of the most delicious ways to show your love for your ZTA. Anybody can get strawberries for Valentine’s Day, but only a Zeta will appreciate the special meaning behind one of the organization’s main symbols.



5.) ZTA Lavaliere – A lavaliere is a necklace bearing a Greek Fraternity or Sorority’s letters. Lavalieres are very special to those within the Greek community, as it is a way to wear your letters with pride. Surprise your ZTA with her very own lavaliere necklace! (Or, alternatively, if you happen to be in a Greek organization yourself, surprise her with your own Greek letters to symbolize devotion and commitment.)



4.) White Violets – White violets are one of Zeta Tau Alpha’s primary symbols. It’s symbolic meaning is known only to those initiated within the Fraternity, so your ZTA will surely know how special these flowers truly are. Call your local florists to see what arrangements they can make with white violets.



3.) Crown Chocolates – When you think of V-Day, one of the first words to come to your mind is “chocolate”. Break away from the basic heart-shaped confections and treat your ZTA like royalty with chocolate shaped like mini crowns. They’re almost too cute to eat!



2.) Humble Ceramic Travel Cup – “To be humble in success and without bitterness in defeat” is a part of Zeta Tau Alpha’s creed, reminding your ZTA to be the best possible version of herself. Give her the gift of this adorable travel mug for Valentine’s Day and she’ll have a constant reminder of your love and her fraternity’s.


1.) Donate to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation and the foundation will send your ZTA a special official ZTA Valentine’s Day card with your special message. Not only will this special gift show your ZTA that she is in your heart, it will also be making a wide-spread impact on Zeta’s around the world.



Why Your Sorority Big/Little Is The Only Valentine You Need

Written By: Michelle Giuseffi

Last year I lived with a big/little pair that got each other Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, my little and I have both had boyfriends since we met, but I can think of tons of reasons why she (or my big) would make the perfect valentine!

1. She knows what you’re thinking before you say it. This happened to my little and me last night actually…

2. You start conversations with “you’ll appreciate this” and she immediately recognizes the context.

3. You had a rush crush on her immediately. And when you met your big, you didn’t even know what a “rush crush” was yet.

4. She thinks you’re perfect no matter what. Let’s be real, no boy will ever think you’re perfect.

5. You can drink wine (if you’re both over 21, of course), paint your nails, and watch some cheesy rom com like He’s Just Not That Into You on v-day.

6. When a sorority song comes on at a restaurant, during a commercial, or whatever, she’ll start singing with you instead of looking at you like a crazy person as a guy would.

7. She won’t judge you if you just want to order take out, and you won’t have to sit thisclose to another couple at a crowded restaurant.

8. You’ll always be each other’s Woman Crush Wednesday, and the picture on Instagram will always be of your good side.

9. I mean, who else is going to make you a megaphone-shaped pillow (or lips in my big’s case)? Not a guy.

10. She’s pretty much your soulmate.