7 Out-of-the-Norm Valentine’s Day Dates
Lifestyle| | By Brian Delpozo
The flowers, the dinner, the chocolates — Valentine’s Day can be so predictable. Why not change it up, and do something just a little bit different this year. Here are 7 Valentine’s Day date ideas that are anything but ordinary.
1. Netflix Date.
While the term “Netflix and chill” has taken some, shall we say, adult meaning in recent years, the concept of staying home and binge-watching a TV show or a romantic movie on Valentine’s Day has advantages for even the most chaste couples. After all, what sounds better honestly? Getting all dressed up to sit in a crowded restaurant where you can barely hear yourself think or your significant other talk — or cuddling up on the couch in your pajamas watching something you enjoy in the company of no one but each other?
If staying in isn’t your thing, how about hitting up a concert? Whether at a small club or a large arena, there are very few romantic experiences more intense than belting out the songs of a band you both love while dancing together. On top of that, any artist worth their ticket price is going to fill up a Valentine’s Day set list with as many love songs as they can.
If both of you are diehard sports fans, why not head out to a game? Whether basketball, hockey, or most college sports, almost any indoor game is still going strong. If none of those spark your interest, most football and baseball teams offer up behind the scenes tours of their stadiums during the offseason. Let’s face it, whether bonding over the thrill of victory or agony of defeat, sports can definitely bring any couple closer together.
4. Go to the Extreme.
Instead of just sitting somewhere, how about you and your significant other embrace your inner-daredevil? Do something “crazy” together like skydiving, mountain biking, or some other extreme sport. Being in danger together and getting your adrenaline pumping is a definite way to up the romance this Valentine’s Day.
5. Reenact Your First Date.
Whether you’ve been together for a few months, years, or decades — odds are your first date holds special meaning for both of you. Why not take a trip down memory lane and relive it? It’s probably not a fancy typical Valentine’s date, but the nostalgia factor of going back to the first place you connected — be it restaurant, movie theater, or even coffee shop — will more than make up for that.
6. Community Service.
Instead of only showing love to each other, how about showing love to the community? If you agree, then community service trumps other Valentine’s Day date ideas. Engaging in some community service can first and foremost help those in need, and it’ll make both of you feel better. Look into local soup kitchens, shelters or Habitat for Humanity style home-building projects.
7. Do Nothing.
If you don’t want to do anything or you don’t have any Valentine’s Day date ideas — that’s perfectly fine. No one is going to force you to, and honestly if you try to push something for no reason, it’s just going to lead to an unhappy time for both of you anyway.