Making your Valentine’s Date Night Unique

Valentine’s Day—the day set aside for love—is Cupid’s special day. The expectations are bountiful: Flowers, candy (preferably chocolate) and a romantic candlelight dinner. It’s a day of romance on steroids.

In reality, Valentine’s Day is a great time to show that special someone how much they truly mean to you. But do we really need to fall into the same old stereotypical flowers-candy-romantic dinner routine each year? Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but how about some originality?

Consider stepping out into the great unknown and breaking free from your old tried-and-true bag of tricks and trying something different for Valentine’s Day. I know it’s scary, but I’ve got some ideas for you to help you get your creative juices flowing.

First, your homework: Make a list of the top five (or more) things you love about your special someone. This one should be easy. Bring the list and share it with your sweetheart while you enjoy your time together on your unique Valentine’s Day date. Trust me, your date will not forget being told exactly why you love them.

Memorable Valentine’s Day Dates

  • Go out for dessert (instead of dinner). Skip right to the fun part of any special dinner out—dessert! Share a decadent sweet at an upscale restaurant and gaze longingly into one another’s eyes.
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  • Go skiing or snowshoeing. Get outside and get some exercise and fresh air, It’ll be fun!
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  • Go to an art gallery/museum. Share a romantic day enjoying each other’s company while admiring great works of art.
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  • Go to a wine/beer tasting. Indulge yourselves and visit a local winery or tap room and sample their handcrafted goodies. While you’re there be sure to raise a toast to celebrate your love. Pick up a trinket to commemorate the experience, or better yet bring home a bottle of your new favorite wine or a growler of that tasty brew. What a great way to relive that special moment.
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  • Recreate your very first date. This is a popular date option. Chances are, your first date will bring back great memories, quite possibly some good laughs as you wander down memory lane recalling first date jitters, awkward conversations, etc.
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  • Go out for hot chocolate. You could easily combine this with another activity on the list. Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? It’s a fantastic way to share quality time—hands wrapped tightly around your mugs of chocolatey goodness as you warm up and share a special moment together.
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  • Go to a comedy club. Nothing bonds people together faster than memorable, shared experiences. Taking in a comedy show will be fun and unique. Get out there and share a laugh or several!
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Having an all-out over the top date on Valentine’s Day is nice, but… what about the other 364 days of the year? Really, don’t you want to show your favorite person in the whole wide world that you love them every single day? If you sprinkle in loving acts of kindness all year long and show your sweetheart how much they mean to you every day—Valentine’s Day can last all year long!