Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which is exciting for some, but can be lonely for others. It can be especially lonely for senior citizens. And that’s where China and DoSomething.org come in. China is this year’s spokesperson for DoSomething’s Love Letters campaign, which sends handmade Valentines to older adults. So sweet, right?
In addition to making Valentines, China took some time to answer some of our questions and give us advice on love, crushes, and being single during the most couple-y holiday of the year:
1. Tell us a little about how and why you got involved with the Love Letters campaign.
DoSomething.Org came to me with the idea of writing love letters to older adults who are isolated during Valentine’s Day and I completely fell in love with the concept. It was so sweet and such an original idea, I jumped on board right away.
2. Valentine’s Day is such a pressure-filled holiday for people in relationships and people who are single. What advice would you give to anyone who is feeling the V-Day pressure?
Valentine’s Day is about love. You don’t have to get someone a thousand roses and an assortment of a million different chocolates to show you love someone. Try not to overthink it!
3. For single gals, what’s something fun they can do to not feel sad on Valentine’s Day?
A single girl (like me) could go get their nails done, have a sleepover with their other single friends, go to an amusement park… heck, go buy yourself some chocolate!
4. What’s the funniest or most ridiculous Valentine’s Day story you have?
Valentine’s Day for me is usually very uneventful because I’ve never had a boyfriend so… the fact that I just watch Netflix and stuff my face with food is pretty funny I guess.
5. Have you ever done anything embarrassing in front of a crush?
Who hasn’t! When I still went to public school I fell in the cafeteria right in front of the boy I liked. Everyone at his table started laughing so that didn’t help anything.
6. What’s your best advice for getting to know your crush or telling your crush you like them?
You can’t get to know your crush unless you go and start a conversation. Take a chance and do it! If it goes great, you two can get to know each other more. If he’s a jerk, it’s good you found out early on.
7. Do your parents have any dating rules for you?
Other than the rule that says I can’t date until I’m thirty, no they don’t have any dating rules for me.
8. What’s the best and worst relationship or dating advice you’ve ever gotten?
The best advice I’ve gotten was from my family. They told me it’s wise to go as slow as possible when you start dating, there’s no rush. I don’t even want to tell you the worst dating advice I’ve ever gotten!
9. Do you believe in love at first sight?
It happened to my parents so yes, I guess I do believe in love at first sight.
10. What do you think about young, serious relationships? Do you think they’re forever or think it’s important to date a few people in life?
I think some young relationships can be forever, but I also think it’s wise to not get too serious too fast with one person. You never know, they may not be the person you are meant to be with forever!
Check China out in this PSA to get more information on the campaign: