Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

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Valentine's Day can be a stressful holiday for several reasons.  We tend to place high expectations on the night--we expect romance, fun, and special memories on a night where everyone else is hoping for the same; this can create crowds and long waits at restaurants, or reservations that are hard to get.  The stress of trying to come up with fun activities can put pressure on the whole evening, when really, simply having fun together is probably the most important thing that needs to happen.

Are you looking for something fun to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day, but don't want to stick to the usual cliché date: dinner and a movie? The following suggestions incorporate stress management techniques into fun date ideas to create a memorable and special Valentine's Day.

Visit a Comedy Club
One of my favorite stress relievers--which also tends to be a great people-connecter--is laughter. Comedy clubs provide a fun way to dress up and share a good laugh--great for V-day or any standard weekend date.

Go Dancing
Dancing provides plenty of physical contact and exercise, two effective tension tamers. If you and your sweetie don't normally go dancing, this would be a great one to try. If dancing is an activity you often share, maybe it would be fun to try dance lessons in a new style.

Enjoy a Home Spa
This one isn't for everyone, but if you have a guy who can appreciate a little pampering (or if you are one), running a relaxing bath, lighting candles, and putting on some soft music can be the start of a wonderful Valentine's night.

See this article for more home spa ideas.

Take a Long Walk
Pick a romantic place in your city and take a beautiful evening stroll after dinner. It provides the chance to talk, and provides some inconspicuous exercise. You may also notice nice new places to go, which you never noticed before--fodder for future dates!

Try Something New
Keep your creative side alive and try something new with your sweetie. Whether you start classes together, visit a new place, or embark on another new type of adventure, creating new experiences together can bring excitement to your relationship and make for a fun date on Valentine's Day.

There are many ideas you can try that simply include good conversation and a sense of fun, that will be great for both of you.  Use your creativity or stick with favorite activities--as long as you have the right attitude, you can have a wonderful time.

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