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How should you spend your Valentine's Day?

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This quiz will determine how you should spend your Valentine’s Day based on your preferences and personality. What do you think it will be? Night in with friends, galavanting the city with a love interest or a day dedicated to treating yourself? Add up your score from the key after filling out the quiz to see which category you fall under.

1. What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift?

A. A nice piece of jewelry

B. Flowers and your favorite candy

C. Tickets to your favorite artist’s concert

D. Heart-shaped box of chicken nuggets

2. Where would you like to go for your destination romantic getaway?

A. New York City

B. Paris

C. San Francisco

D. The Caribbean

3. Pick a cocktail:

A. Cosmopolitan

B. Dry Martini

C. Margarita

D. Old Fashioned

4. Pick an artist:

A. Amy Winehouse

B. Beyoncé

C. Childish Gambino

D. St. Vincent

5. Pick a movie:

A. “The Holiday”

B. “The Parent Trap”

C. “Sex and the City: The Movie”

D. “Savages”

6. Pick a line from a movie:

A. “Having gotten my knack for labels early, I concentrated on my search for love. Turns out, a knock off is not as easy to spot when it comes to love ... until it is.” - Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City: The Movie”

B. “I’ve been talking to Aaron more and more. On October 3, he asked me what day it was.” - Cady Heron, “Mean Girls”

C. “I’m glad he’s single because I’m going to climb that like a tree.” - Megan, “Bridesmaids”

D. “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” - Anna Scott, “Notting Hill”

7. Who’s your celebrity crush?

A. Armie Hammer

B. Jason Momoa

C. Constance Wu


8. Finally, what’s the one thing you can’t live without?

A. Your friends

B. Your significant other

C. A dog

D. Dating apps


1. A. = 0, B. = 1, C. = 2, D. = 3

2. A. = 3, B. = 0, C. = 2, D. = 1

3. A. = 3, B. = 1, C. = 2, D. = 0

4. A. = 0, B. = 3, C. = 2, D. = 1

5. A. = 0, B. = 1, C. = 3, D. = 2

6. A. = 3, B. = 1, C. = 2, D. = 0

7. A. = 0, B. = 1, C. = 2, D. = 3

8. A. = 3, B. = 0, C. = 2, D. = 1

0-5 points: Short trip with your significant other

You and your one true match are sure to have an amazing Valentine’s Day, so why not extend it over a few days for a little vacation? Go wine tasting in Santa Barbara, skiing in Mammoth or hiding away in a beach bungalow in San Diego. Whatever you’re doing, it’ll be one for the books and you’ll be glad you went all out to show your love. The next step is figuring out how to keep up the thrill and romance after the vacation is over.

6-11 points: Cute date with your significant other

You and your significant other don’t need to do the whole woo-ing and grand gestures thing. You two are totally content with a nice dinner somewhere quaint because you’re just happy to take a break from the real world for a second. Although it’s not always easy to show your love 24/7, at least you have this day to do something romantic without doing a lot. In a sense, a little goes a long way.

12-17 points: Galentine’s Day is where it’s at

There’s nothing more important to you than spending a night in with your best friends. Relationships come and go, but wine nights are forever — and maybe friends, too. You’ve got the romantic comedies lined up on Netflix, you’ve got Postmates coming with the Chick-fil-A and Domino’s orders and you’re ready to be yourself with the people you truly love on the night that emphasizes being in a relationship.

18-24 points: Treat yourself

You’re halfway through the week, you’re stressed and tired and you don’t have the patience to deal with a bunch of people for the night. What you need is a charcoal face mask and a “Sex and the City” binge marathon. Go out and get yourself an essential oil diffuser and shut your phone off because nothing else matters but you. Might as well take advantage of all the chocolate and flowers too and buy yourself something nice.

This is the opinion of Cory Hutchinson, a junior sociology major from Palm Desert, California. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email comments to

Cory Hutchinson is a junior Sociology major from Palm Desert, California. Cory enjoys iced almond milk lattes, traveling, writing, and cooking. He also has binge watched "Sex and the City" multiple times and loves Dua Lipa.

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