Dear Riley: Valentine Crush


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February 10, 2021

Dear Riley,

          I have liked this girl in my math class for a while.  Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I figured that it is time to ask her to be my valentine. Since everything is virtual now, I don’t know how to ask her. Could you please give me some tips and ideas on how to tell her how I feel?


Confused Valentine


Dear Confused Valentine,

         Omg sameeeeeeeee! I currently have a huge quarantine crush and honestly, I was trying to figure out how to ask them to be my valentine.

You are so lucky that you get to do this virtually! When I was in elementary school, I told someone I liked them on Valentine’s Day by giving them a valentine proclaiming they had a not so secret admirer (my handwriting was very messy and recognizable). They came up to me later telling me I smelled too much like their ‘grandmother’s couch’ for them to like me, the audacity! Hopefully, you’ll have better luck, heh.

Here are some ways you could tell her how you feel (I’m contemplating which one to use, so tell me how it goes):

  • Record yourself telling them how you feel, and then send it to them.
  • Take photos spelling the words “I like you” or “Valentine” using objects, or your hands.
  • Create artwork, and send it to them.
  • Send a handwritten letter in the mail.
  • Write them a song.
  • Send them a song with a message. Examples include:
    • “Smile, Caroline Manning”
    • “I Like You, Ben Rector” 
    • “Had me at Hello, Olivia Holt”
    • “Two Young Hearts, Sabrina Carpenter” 

Good Luck! I’ll be cheering you on from the solitary of my room,