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Unique Date Ideas Just In Time For Valentines Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air! Thoughts of heart shaped boxes of chocolate, a dozen bright red roses, or a fancy candlelit dinner speed through your mind, one right after the other. But the question remains, which unique and thoughtful gift to get your significant other? Bruh, we got you!

The list of date ideas below is organized by a few “couple types,” was assembled with various individual budget(s) and interests in mind. Not every date is for everyone but everyone deserves to feel love, especially on Valentines Day. Who knows, maybe your perfect date just a scroll away!

Adventurous Couples

Man and woman exercising at indoor climbing gym

Indoor Rock Climbing – Never been rock climbing with a date? Bumble has an excellent guide to get you going in the right direction.

Ice Skating – Get ready to harness your inner Blades of Glory! JK! In fact, it’s probably best to stick to a nice and slow, hand-holding pace (think couples skate from when you were a kid). 

Take a class together – Maybe even try something new! If you’re stumped on local classes to check out, Amber Oliver, of allwomenstalk.com, compiled a great list of classes that you can take with bae:

  • Mixology Class
  • Dancing Class
  • Cooking Class
  • Art or Crafting Class
  • Improv Class

Scavenger Hunt – Involve your SO in planning this one or keep it a complete surprise: List and map out local places where some of your favorite memories happened.  Then, on your date night, follow the map together to relive some of those presh moments. 

Home-Body Couples

Romantic couple in love eating ice cream together and watching tv

One word: Delivery – Whether you try a new restaurant or stick to one of your favs, having food brought to your doorstep is the bomb-diggity.  Don’t forget to check out services like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats to broaden your delivery options. And don’t forget dessert!

DIY Wine & Canvas – Pick up a few paint supplies, set up a couple of canvases at home and don’t forget the wine! Don’t be nervous if you have never tried Wine & Canvas, the concept is really quite simple. And most of all fun!  If you need further setup assistance, online “How To” videos can be a great place to start.

Cook their fav meal – If you are at least a decent cook, try cooking their favorite meal. You can decide whether you want to cook the meal together or if you want to surprise! Both can be romantic and special to both of you.

Binge a new show – Literally Netflix and Chill (Hulu and other streaming providers will work just fine too.) Choose a show or docuseries that you guys have been meaning to watch. Pro Tip: Taking conversation breaks between episodes can make the experience more meaningful and personal.

Traditional Couples

Couple at a romantic dinner with wine

Dinner & a Movie – This has been the bread and butter of dating for decades.  To shake things up, try pairing the movie type with a restaurant. It can be tricky, but this guide will help!

Couples Massage – There may not be anything more romantic and sensual than a rub-down.  Groupon frequently features couples’ massage deals available in your local area. As an alternative, you could try massage at home. Getting new massage oil or looking up techniques to release tension is a surefire way to pamper and help your baby relax. Who knows? Maybe she’ll even return the favor!

Take a Walk Together – You could look up nearby trails or try taking your fur babies along. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk on the beach or anything crazy. Walking anywhere together can give you time away from distractions and provide the opportunity for a meaningful conversation with your sweetie.

Social Butterfly Couples

Four young people playing Jenga

Host Game Night – Game nights are an excellent way for you to spend time with another couple to share laughs, fun and of course, some friend competition! The steps are pretty simple. First, get in touch with another couple and offer to host game night. You can make dinner for everyone, but it does have the potential to create added stress on the evening. I recommend keeping it simple and having finger foods, snacks and drinks (doesn’t have to contain alcohol). Sometimes the most difficult aspect of couples game night can be choosing the best game to play. If you are like me, you may not have an abundant collection of board or card games. Solution? Just encourage everyone to bring their favorites games and have the group decide which to play. You can also check out this list for inspiration!

DIY Escape Room Date Night – You probably have heard or even experienced an Escape Room but you probably have never played from home. Nor thought it was even possible. Well, it most certainly is with DIY Escape Room Date Night. Just download the game at the end of the article and away you go. 😀

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