Many people have a stereotypical view on how a Valentine’s Day Date should go – A fancy dinner reserved for two, accompanied with the finest bottle of red wine – or a bottle of Guotai 🙂 – a woman (or man) gifted with a beautiful bouquet of red roses and a heart-shaped box of gourmet chocolates (that might possibly contain a piece of jewelry of the diamond family). This is very traditional, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! I personally dream of this type of Valentine’s Day. But for those that are up for a change of pace and a new tradition, I’m calling all modernists to hear me out.
Fancy, overpriced dinners aren’t necessary to impress the one you love. A little thought, creativity, and love is all you need to celebrate the day of love and lust. Here’s are ideas to get cupid’s arrow flying.
- Cook dinner at home – This is self-explanatory and many people do this already. It saves money, gives you the privacy of your home, and shows that you put the effort into the date by preparing a nice meal. Light some candles, dim the lights, play 90s love songs, and cook a meal they’ll want second servings of. Homemade is better, anyways.
- Be active – Sitting in a restaurant or on your living room couch is nice, but if you’re significant other is active and loves adventure, take them on one! Laser tagging and paint balling are two popular choices. Ice skating, skiing, rock climbing, even bungee jumping! The options are endless.
- Give them the skyline view – If you want to do something special without being on a budget, a hot air balloon ride or helicopter ride are two daring and adorable date ideas. Show your love from up above and experience the breathtaking views of the city together.
- Go wine tasting – Visit your local winery and enjoy an evening with the drink of the romantics – wine, wine, more wine, and lots of wine. This is a good idea for new couples and people that are still getting to know each other. Exploring the world of wine will encourage conversation and never keep things dull.
- Be a tourist in your own city – What better way to explore the sights and sounds of your hometown then with your love? Bring a camera and take photos, read up on information about monuments, and learn something new. If your S.O. isn’t from your city, show them the best spots in town!
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