For Valentine's Day this year, we wanted to collect stories that gestured to the reality of love as we feel it: messy, sticky, weird, and something we can't claim to fully understand.
The result is a colorful hybrid of staff pieces and reader submissions that blurs the boundaries between us and the larger Penn community. Regardless of what your Valentine's Day plans are, we hope going through this project is a part of them. And like us, we hope these stories make you laugh, cry and think — it's only right.
This Valentine's Day, The Daily Pennsylvanian photo department talked to six married couples who met on campus. The result is the story of love at Penn before the age of Tinder.See More
Where is the (LGBTQ) love?
Anderson .Paak explores the moody in–betweenness of adolescence with a touch of funk.
Snuggle up and turn on the subtitles.
Relationship tips from those that make it work.
How to have the right gift for any occasion, from a DFMO to a date.
You voted on Jake and Allie for Penn's cutest couple. Now, they're back—just in time for Valentine's Day.
"I think it's wonderful to see the manifestation of a couple that can have fun together especially while doing academically-rigorous work," said Jennifer Beatty, a Penn graduate who knows the couple.
The Glee Club is working with Penn KDSAP, or Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, to help fund free health screenings in medically-underserved communities in Philadelphia.
Maintaining its No. 4 spot for the second year, Philadelphia was out-romanced by Boston — who took the No. 1 spot for the second year — and Atlanta and Austin.
Kissing and telling is never classy.
I thought you had to be stupid to be happy. Until I fell in love.
Some things don't fit neatly into boxes.
On unrequited love and crushing on your professor.
Einstein, but this time hotter.
How a 50–year–long romance changed my perspective on love
When love turned into a mind game.
Platonic love is underrated.
When someone you love graduates, but your joint routines remain.
Where music and memories intersect
Coffee means more than caffeination.
The best installations, galleries, and exhibits to take in on a first date.
So much more than a tourist spot.
How intersectionality and change figure in to V–Day's 18th annual production.
Leave some time for real–life romance.
Save yourself the $10.25 you'd spend on Fifty Shades Freed.
A look into one of the world's most popular genres in honor of Valentine's Day.
Movies that will get you to hold a boom box outside your crush's window this Valentine's Day.
Anything but 'Fifty Shades Freed.'
A feminist take on everyone's favorite love stories.
When you have no one to embrace, embrace cynicism.
We came up with a few lonely songs for the lonely.
The top five songs for adding a little spice to your Valentine's Day.
A roundup of the best love songs of 2017, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Love tunes to make them fall in love.
This may be the sexiest album ever made, but some of the lyrics fall short of their deep intentions.
The connection is very real.
Forget the noncommittal culture of Penn with these portraits of true love.
So you can read it without laughing.
A call to send one to me.
A box of chocolate and flowers isn't going to cut it anymore.
Eat your heart out.
Treat yo'self and feed yo'self this February 14.
Self-care tips for treating yourself this V Day.
John's and Hannah take on this ever–relevant holiday.
Penn Non-Cis' financial chair discusses the club's growth and future.
The updated Dear Penn Freshmen website will offer new letters offering advice and guidance.
I'm done pretending I'm okay with emotionless relationships.
Chivalry is NOT dead.