By MEGHAN O’NEAL/Montana State News

The Day of Love is more likely a day of homework or relaxation, according to a recent survey of 47 MSU students.

Most students will be staying home this Valentine’s Day. Only 23 percent of those polled have a date for the Day of Love, and 43 percent have no plans at all.

Despite the apparent low participation rate, students have given Valentine’s Day a high approval rating.  When asked to score Valentine’s Day on a scale of one to 10, 83 percent of those surveyed answered with a five or above, with three participants awarding the maximum score of 10.

Those who are single mostly agreed on their opinions of the holiday, with their scores ranging only from four to eight, and 43 percent giving the indifferent score of five.

The participants who are in a relationship are in the most disagreement.  Only two participants awarded the lowest score of one, and both of these are in a relationship.  However, all three of the high scores of ten came from those who are either in a relationship or married.

Of the four surveyed who listed their plans as “drinking,” two of them are in a relationship, and the other two are married.

And so, whether you are single or in a relationship, if you find yourself without plans this Valentine’s Day, know you are not alone.

Edited by Sam Middlestead.

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