With Valentine's Day coming up, I know there's a lot of pressure to "shack up," to find somebody to be your boo, even if it's only for Valentine's itself. If you read Caelan's post today, you'll see that all of that is nonsense. Valentines is a day to enjoy yourself, be it with a partner, a group of friends, or flying solo. Most of these date ideas I've listed below would be great to do with friends and family members, not just your significant other. No matter what you do this Valentine's Day, make sure you're treating yourself and that if possible, you spend it with those you love.
Without further ado, allow me to present to you, my list of
25 Valentine's Date Ideas:
Bake a heart-shaped cake together.
Take a rose-scented bubble bath.
Drive out to the closest lake/beach/river and watch the sunset.
Plan a low-key homemade Valentines dinner.
Go ice or roller skating.
Gorge yourselves on Valentine's cookies and watch The Notebook.
Volunteer at an organization you care about.
Mail out Valentine's packages for soldiers.
Buy a dozen roses together and take them to someone else you love.
Go to an old-school photo booth and get silly.
Have a pillow fight.
Wear as much red as humanly possible, see how many strange looks you get.
Tour a nearby city. Hold hands on the train.
Spell out obscenities in rose petals.
Stay in bed. All day. Wink wink.
Surprise them at work. Make them skip the rest of the day.
Go to an art museum together.
Put on fake accents and go out on the town. Whoever breaks first buys dinner or drinks.
Get creative and mix up a Valentine's themed cocktail.
Invite your friends over to make fun of a cheesy romantic comedy.
Do the Cupid Shuffle on repeat. Don't stop until February 15th.
If it would taste good covered in chocolate, cover it in chocolate.
Dress up and go out to dinner.
Dress down and order in.
Eat anything that comes in a heart shape (pizza, donuts, cookies, chocolate) Regret nothing.
And if there's that one person you really want to be your Valentine, BE BOLD, and ask them already!
Hopefully these ideas aren't too cliche. If by chance, your Valentine lives far away like mine does, attempt any or all of these on Skype. It would definitely be an interesting task!
Do you have any Valentine's Date ideas to share?
How would you ask someone to be your Valentine?