Updated February 2017
Why Valentines Day?!?
Valentines Day is the celebration of togetherness and its a time where people can reconnect with love ones during their hectic lives. This day is a yearly reminder to including and cherish special ones in our lives.
Depending on who you talk too, people have various opinions of Valentines day throughout the world. But no matter your relationship status, there is always love to share on a family level. Nothing else truly matters in this world. If a significant other is not found, a mother or even a father can a good person to share the day. Even creating a wolf pack of “singles” to go out on the town is another great option.
Make it a Date!
There are lots of different fun activities for you to do with a significant other, family or friends on Valentines Day. But there might be certain activity better suited depending on who you’re with, plus how long you’ve been together with your special someone. If you’re planning on going out, make your reservation beforehand because tables are flying faster than cupids arrow! But here are some good ideas to make the most of Valentines Day!
1. Dinner and A Movie:
Close-up of a young couple watching a movie in a theater
It’s a classic choice, a good choice, a safe choice. In the early days of your relationship or even going on a first date the simple dinner and movie tends to be a perfect fit. One that became famous in the 1950s with outdoor movie theaters becoming a huge success. In fact, if you have a outdoor theater go! You won’t be let down, unless the movie is lame. So do your homework and see what’s playing on Fandango. Don’t hesitate to check out Metacritic for reviews. Dinner before or after the movie is totally up to the couple. Regardless the movie can allow a nerve racked dater to calm him or herself down. Even a short movie will allow one to collect the necessary thoughts to make complete sentences prior to speaking at dinner or finishing up the date in a suave manner… I know the feeling.
2. Winery/Brewery Tasting:
Couple Enjoying a Glass of Wine
Some couples love to drink and find themselves looking for rides home at 2AM. If your ones of those couples then a Winery/Brewery Tour is right up your alley. The tour part isn’t a mandatory thing. Drinking in the galleries and main halls is completely acceptable. If the process of making your yummy drinks isn’t important to you then just walking in and sitting at the bar top! At a winery, you can explore you pallet and try a variety types of white, red and blended wines. Same goes with Breweries, where you can explore different types of brews! It’s common for a winery or brewery to provide certain appetizers and main courses that compliment the drinks. So just explore if you decide to check out this option. Make sure to check ahead of time to see if there’s any live music or cover included for admittance. Oh, and don’t forget that ID card.
3. Amusement Park Rides:
Major cities across the globe have built attractions around famous common places for all to see. These attractions are for the tourists to spend their vacation money in your community, but it will work for you and your significant other on Valentines Day. In cities such as London, Seattle and Santa Monica they have built large ferris wheels on their piers. Not only do you get to ride in a giant ferris wheel, but you can see the amazing city skylines from your cozy observation cabin.
4. Dinner Theater Show:
A dinner theater show is a real treat. It combines the restaurant meal with a staged play or musical. Sometimes the night includes various themes that involves the audience to interact and respond to the performer throughout the evening while dinner is being served. Multiple courses are typically accompanied by laughs and fun times. Couples/groups sometimes have to work together to solve puzzles to continue the progression of the show. So be prepared to be interrupted constantly, by performers and other people enjoying the evening. Ideally, this for the couples that are looking for a fun out-of-the-box experience. But I would hesitate if your looking for long conversations and intimate moments.
5. Find a Recipe, Get the Ingredients, Cook Together:
Couple preparing dinner
Cooking together can strengthen any relationship on many levels. Complicate things with a million ingredients or keep it simple. Totally up to the couple. There is always great satisfaction with cooking a home cooked meal. If it’s challenging to cook alone then this is a great opportunity to try it with a partner. After the meal, continue the laughs while cleaning up the kitchen together.
6. Netflix and Chill:
Young Couple Watching Television and Eating Pizza
If you’re a millennial then you’re well aware of this term. Take it however you want. But if you’re with the family keep it ‘PG’ so everyone can enjoy the show. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime do provide a wide variety of viewing options for all ages. Hang out, order out, talk, watch and chill. Sounds like the ideal ‘homebody’ couple or family evening to me.
7. Enjoy the Single Life and Seize the Day!
Diversity Sundown Beach Chatting Roof Top Fun Concept
According to new research, there are more single people in the United States then there are married couples. So if you feel like your all alone on Valentines day… Don’t! There are plenty of other singles out there looking to mingle on this day of togetherness. Rounding up some of your best friends for a night on the town. You might a new a love in your life. You never know unless you try! Get out there!
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