You have every day to show your love and appreciation to your significant other, and you have Valentine’s Day to make your relationship more special. Love is worth celebrating every day, especially since it’s a blessing to find someone who feels the same as you. Although you can shower them with affection daily, there’s no problem with going the extra mile during heart’s day.
The idea of a perfect date probably doesn’t exist because the time you spend with your partner is already delightful. Valentine’s Day only comes once every year, giving you more reason to go all out. You can choose to celebrate with your special someone like how you usually do, or you can make this year’s Valentine’s one for the books. If you’ve yet to find the perfect date to set your partner’s heart aflutter, here are some ideas you both might enjoy.
Dine and Wine
You may like sipping a cold beer or enjoying your choice of drink over delicious snacks while playing games or bingeing on movies and series; this might be your idea of fun. However, sometimes, a change of pace is also great, so you can appreciate the typical couple things you can do with your partner even more.
For this year, you can reserve seats in a fine dining restaurant, wolf-down good food, and swish around a glass of great-tasting champagne. Candle-lit dinners also give you and your soulmate a chance to dress into something fitting for the occasion, letting you ditch your worn-out ensemble and don a fantastic outfit.
Romantic Time at Home
On the flip side, if going for luxurious dinners has always been your thing ever since you’ve gone official, you can use a change this year by celebrating love at home. If you reside in a condo in a premium location, you can set up a cozy space on your balcony and admire city lights while eating delicious food. Home dates are also comfortable enough that you can wear matching pajamas and take adorable photos.
For activities, you can laze around all day, watch movies, read books, or spend the day cooking each other’s favorite meals and making a competition out of it just for fun. Having a space where you can act like your usual goofy selves can sometimes be an excellent alternative for suit-and-tie dates.
Take a Few Days Off
Whether you’re a student or a working adult, you might have plenty of things on your hands that prevent you from spending more than a couple of hours with your partner. If finding time to spend together has always been a problem and you’ve mostly met up with your sweetheart over video calls, you must turn your situation around this Valentine’s.
With at least a week of preparation, you can leave a few days open and dedicate it to hanging out with the love of your life. Quality time is essential for couples, so if you’ve always looked for moments to spend with your partner, staying with them for days without any distractions might be the perfect heart’s day gift.
Visit Memorable Spots
Committing to a relationship is one of life’s biggest challenges. Once you’re official with someone, you’d have to change tiny parts of your lifestyle to suit theirs and vice versa. It’s a journey of continuously compromising to make the relationship work. When you’re in a relationship, you’re no longer a mere individual walking the Earth alone, with your decisions barely affecting other people. You now have someone by your side, someone who you might spend the rest of your life with, including your ups and downs.
With those said, finding the best person for you is indeed something worth celebrating. Thinking back to your early dating days will have you appreciate the process. When you compare the present where you can comfortably talk to your partner about different things with the past, when you can barely hold a conversation, you will realize just how far you’ve come. To make you more appreciative of the journey, you can go on dates to the places you’ve visited and reminisce memories. You can get fluttered by past romantic gestures and laugh over awkward chats.
Turn It into a Pleasant Surprise
There’s always TPO (time, place, and occasion) for everything, especially with love. But, if either you or your partner can make time to celebrate this single-day event together, you must take the extra measure and look for ways to make the occasion possible. Sincere emotions are already enough to get your feelings across, but you can better express yourself with small or grand gestures.
For instance, if your schedules are too packed to celebrate Valentine’s, you can make time in the morning by cooking breakfast or giving them a special packed lunch. Surprising them after work and bringing them to their favorite restaurant is a pleasant surprise that will give them butterflies.
It’s always Valentine’s Day when you constantly shower your partner with love. Still, since the day devoted to love only comes once a year, you must make it memorable with simple to grand dates and heart-fluttering gestures.