Unique day dates for V-Day
It's almost February 14 yet again (can you believe it?). Instead of the usual dinner and roses, try something a little more unexpected for a change. Everyone loves a romantic surprise, after all. Here are ten creative and fun Valentine's Day date ideas with your boo:
If you're in the suburbs, a rural area, or the beach, spend the night cuddling up to your partner beside a roaring fire outside. You can even toast some yummy s'mores together for a V-Day treat.
2. Ice skating
Are you and your beau more of an athletic couple? Then hit up the ice rinks for Valentine's Day — you're pretty much guaranteed to get closer to each other.
3. Candy store
Instead of eating your run-of-the-mill box of chocolates, how about visiting a boutique candy store together and grabbing bags of your favorite treats to share?
4. Home-cooked meal
Enjoy the experience of preparing something special for each other by cooking a meal together at home. Create a romantic atmosphere with the help of candles and music.
5. Comedy show
Love to laugh? Spend the night watching a show together at a local comedy club. You know what they say — couples who laugh together, stay together.
6. An escape room
Ever done an escape room as a couple? If you love solving puzzles (and working under pressure), then it could be precisely what you're looking for. Plus, there are all kinds of variations to choose from — silly and fun, challenging and engaging, etc.
Grab a bottle of wine and some snacks, and watch the sunset together in a park. Then go in for a hot makeout sesh afterward. Nothing is more romantic.
Love music? Spend Valentine's Day rocking out to one of your favorite bands together.
9. Cooking class
Love to learn a new skill together? Or just love to cook in general? Then sign up for a couple's cooking class where you can learn to make each other's favorite meals.
Take a break from your regular urban routine by spending a night — or two — with nature. Cozy up in a tent together with all the essentials, including red wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries, for an unforgettable Valentine's Day. Just watch out for bears!
- "6 Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas More Creative Than Dinner," Glamour, February 11, 2017.
- "29 Unexpected Valentine's Day 2020 Date Ideas," Marie Claire, January 10, 2020.