Typically, Valentine’s Day, unlike a birthday, is a joint effort- both of you should have fun planning what you want to do, together, and also see if you can incorporate an element of surprise like a present. Since it falls on a weekday this year, you may plan something simple (a sweet conversation, long walk, cards/flowers etc) to acknowledge the day, and celebrate more elaborately at a convenient time.
Romantic dates out or in, or a shared experience are all amazing ways to celebrate your relationship:
- A park date or a picnic: Picnics are totally underrated. Be sure to pick a scenic place- a park or mountaintop where you can watch aiplanes take off maybe?-with good weather, carry a mat, your favourite food and drink, a game, guitar, or some poems if you wish, or just sit back and talk. Decorations like balloons, flowers, and bubble-blowers would only add to the ambiance.
- Candlelight dinner: Cliche or classic, this is an ever popular choice. Pick an old favourite restaurant or one neither of you has tried. Make reservations in advance. Sometimes being in a formal, beautiful environment can be quite romantic. Pick some place with live music, or a cuisine neither one of you has tried before!
- A meal prepared by one or both of you:
Cooking for a lover can be an intimate experience. How about a homemade meal, by candle-light and flowers, with your favourite band in the background? Google your favourite recipies and be sure to buy the ingredients beforehand.
- A Long Drive: Down your favourite part of town! Most people prefer to have this as a part of a date, though it works if it's a weekday, and you don't have much time to spare.
- Attend a live performance
Like a play, a musical, a concert or a gig at your favourite night club.
Sometimes, when we stay in a place for too long, we lose sight of its beauty and the possibilities it has to offer. Be tourists all over again. Rediscover a new part of the city, visit a place you've never been to or check out an art exhibition.
- Amusement Park
Not only are you guaranteed to have FUN, research shows that an adrenalin rush increases mutual attraction. 'Nuff Said.
- A "shared experience"
Sign up for a salsa class, an adventure sport, wine-tasting or psychic reading. Something totally out of the blue or that you've always wanted to try together. For best results, try something you wouldn't ordinarily do. A new and shared experience will help you rediscover things in each other you may not have known, or have forgotten, especially if you've been dating a while!
- A laid-back night at home
Whether you're planning on a day date, or an evening date, the beach is a wonderful idea. A seaside picnic is something you might want to consider. A walk by the sea by sunset or starlight can be super romantic. Plan ahead if you want to take a dip in the water, but even if it happens spontaneously, make sure you stay safe.
- We know we said 10 ideas, this one's for good luck!
Especially convenient if you're doing the whole laid back evening at home thing, and if you've been dating a while . Pull out your old photos, letters, etc and reminisce about how far you've come and what a great love story you make. If you want, you can even make a scrapbook (or two! )of the same.
Article by: Thatsogloss.com team
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