A romantic Arpit explains what exactly he is going to miss. “I will not be able to see her with my eyes and cannot even talk face to face. You can understand feelings of other person most of the times from their eyes only. I am going to miss her by my side,” he says.
While some people make plans to go to their girlfriend’s place, irrespective of the miles that they have to travel, the pain they take to reach to that place and when received with open arms makes the travel worth it. This is what Kaustav had experienced when he traveled from Jamshedpur to Delhi for a week’s vacation last year. But unfortunately Kaustav would not be able to come over to meet his girl in Delhi this time due to tight schedule.
He has accepted the fact of being miles apart from his girlfriend on this Valentine's Day. “Being far away from the person you love and not being able to actually hang out with her, especially on Valentine's Day is disappointing. Looking at other couples who would celebrate that day, it would remind me of the special times that I had with her,” he says.
Kaustav does not have many options and he does not have any special plans as such, but may make it a special one via “skype chat and have a candle light conversation”. If Kaustav is able to carry out this, it is for sure going to catch the girl by surprise, but it would be something that they would never be able to forget.
Another girl, Saroja lives more than 500 kilometers away from her boyfriend and she would not be able to meet him on the day. But, still, she would not be surprised if the boy comes up with a surprise and visits her, as he loves surprises. “If given a choice, we would love to meet, but he might have some plans to surprise me, but as of now there is nothing from my side,” she informs. She has consoled herself in spite of not being together, as she is aware that he is the man of his dreams and would be together in the future.
Javes Sultan and his Italian girlfriend Andreea Monalisa, however, don’t want to restrict their happiness to Feb. 14. “Neither of us believes is such a day as Valentine's Day. We have the same thought process- we don't need a single day to express our love. If you love someone, you can express it anytime you like. Valentine's Day is going to be a normal day for us,” Sultan says.
But one has to respect such kind of long-distance relationships, where the couples would not be able to see their loved ones on a regular basis. Spending hours on mobile phones until the balance finishes, hours on Facebook together, etc are small things, which make their love stronger. Saroja, aptly, puts it, “When you are not able to celebrate Valentine's Day for few years together for different reasons, but later when you finally celebrate this day, it is going to be a very special one and a memorable day.”
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