Whether you’re coming up to your fifteenth year anniversary or you have only been dating a week, Valentine’s Day has the potential to strike fear into the hearts of couples around the world. But not everyone, for those who have thought ahead and made plans can look forward to the most romantic day of the year. All it takes is a little preparation and creative thinking to come up with some great date ideas. If you don’t have the time to think of them, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five Valentine’s Day date ideas that are sure to knock the socks off your date!
Visit your favourite European city…from home
If your date has always wanted to visit a European city like Rome, Paris or Dublin, but you can’t afford to travel there, you can always bring the city to your date! All it takes is a little effort and planning. Decorate your living room in the style of the city, while you dress in the national costume and cook the national cuisine for you date. Make sure to speak in the accent of your chosen city!
Skype movie date
If you are in different countries, or for some other reason, cannot be with your Valentine for the special day, why not have a Skype date? Of course this is going to be a one of a kind Skype session because you’re going to go all out. Dress up in your best outfits and make sure you both have the same wine, or your drink of choice. Try to eat before the date, because attempting to eat seductively while on Skype may be one of the least romantic activities in the world! Pick a movie that has significance for both of you and watch it together while chatting through voice and text.
Volunteer with the needy
Volunteer at a homeless shelter or in the local community. While this is not romantic in the traditional sense, it can help to foster strong bonds between you and your date. It may be best for those who have been dating for a few years and have spent a few Valentine’s Days together. You will be sure to finish the day with a renewed appreciation for each other.
The traditional date
No matter how old they are, everyone remembers the most romantic scene from Lady and the Tramp, when they ate Spaghetti Bolognese in an alley behind an Italian restaurant. There is something essentially romantic about authentic Italian restaurants. You can’t beat sitting across from each other over a red and white chequered table cloth while a candle burns on top an old wine bottle in the middle of the table. This is a great date idea if you are still getting to know each other. Just make sure to book the table a few weeks in advance.
At your service
You can offer your services for all of Valentine’s Day. For one day and one day only, you are at your date’s beck and call. Make up a menu of services like tidying the bedroom or giving them a massage, painting the walls and what meal they would like for dinner. Tailor the services to make it a special experience for the two of you. You can guarantee this will be one Valentine’s Day your date will never forget!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a stressful occasion. With a little bit of foresight and planning, and by using these date ideas, you can have a great day out that both of you will remember in years to come.