Valentine’s Day is about the celebration of love, and it is expected for couples to do something special for each other. However, flowers and chocolates have lost their charm, especially for partners who have been together for a while. The surprise is an essential element of romance, and on this day, you should plan for it.
If your relationship has hit a slump and you are in desperate need of rekindling the spark, then you should try something new. We have compiled a list of original ideas for Valentine’s date, so you can step out of your comfort zone and reach a new level of intimacy with your partner.
Work Those Muscles
If you think watching your partner getting their sweat on will be a turnoff, then you are very wrong. Couples that engage in physical activities and sports have a much better emotional bond and are happier together. Exercise also helps release endorphins, which can mimic the arousal symptoms and increase the attraction you feel towards your significant other. Whether it is lifting weights, running, or an organized sport, any form of physical activity will promote healthy competition between you two and reignite your love’s flame.
The best idea to surprise your loved one is to present him/her a Galaxy Rose. It is a quite new and unique idea that will mesmerize your partner forever because like other ordinary flowers, galaxy rose does not get wither and its colors don’t get fade. It is a symbol of love, care, compassion and respect.
If you two are already physically active and often work out together, then try going more extreme. Book a few hours at the indoor rock climbing gym for the adrenaline rush. There are beginner-level courses too, and you have the chance to communicate and encourage each other while climbing.
If heights terrify either one of you, then there are medieval sports such as ax throwing. It is a popular indoor sport where you can compete with each other and release any pent-up aggression. You have to throw a wooden hatchet as far as you can, and you can enjoy a refreshing drink while you wait for your turn. It provides a great chance to see the fierce side of your partner and admire their tenacity.
Taking part in any crafts activity can be romantic and improve brain function as well. If you want some quiet time at home, then plan a paint-by-numbers date night for you and your partner. The canvas comes pre-printed with numbers and symbols, so you don’t need any particular skills to paint a masterpiece. Sit down with a glass of wine and let the conversation flow while you paint with your loved one. At the end of the night, you will have created art that you can hang on your wall as a memento of the memorable night.
If you both gave high-pressure jobs or have had a long, tiring week, then choose a relaxing day at the spa instead. You can lie down side by side and get a couples’ massage. Spend the date, letting the steam and sauna distress you while you go from room to room wearing a soft bathrobe. There are different types of massages, facials, and other activities at the spa that you can participate in as a couple.
Smile for the Camera
Do you also often complain about the lack of good pictures you two have together? Then book an appointment with a professional photographer and have your own couples’ shoot. You no longer need a special occasion to pose for the camera and can showcase your love any day of the week. Make sure to select a picturesque spot, or it could even be some place that holds a special place in your heart. Photographers are used to shooting intimate moments so forget they are even there and pose whichever way you like. You will enjoy strutting in front of the camera and create an everlasting proof of your love too.
If you enjoy planning elaborate surprises and your Valentine is a fan of puzzles, then a treasure hunt would be the perfect way to spend the evening. You have the chance to get creative and personalize the clues to take them through the places that have significance in your lives. Get help from your friends and family to plan something grand at the end of the hunt. They will enjoy taking a stroll down memory lane, and the anticipation will the surprise even sweeter.
Cooking Class for Two
Do you both eat out and order in more than you would like to? Then it’s time to use date night as an excuse to learn a new skill. Enroll yourself in a cooking class where you can learn how to make simple meals at home. Cooking together will also promote teamwork, which is necessary for a healthy relationship. If you are clueless in the kitchen, you can start with the basics, or if you want to gain culinary knowledge of niche cuisines, then those options are also available.
If you have a chronic sweet tooth, then you can taste test desserts from some of the most popular bakeries in your area. Hop from café to café and indulge in their best delicacies to satisfy your cravings. Most places have impressive deals for Valentine’s couples too.
Experience the Culture
Is there a part of your city’s arts and culture scene that you have always wanted to see? Use this opportunity to visit the site for a stimulating date night with elements of romance. There are theater companies that have performances scheduled for Valentine’s Day. Many have incorporated interactivity into their format, so you are spectating and taking part in the play. The viewing of a game is much more exciting and entertaining than watching a movie, so choose your local theater company over the cinema this Valentine’s day.
If there are no worthy options in your area, then a museum or art gallery could provide the perfect setting for your date. For Valentine’s Day, many venues have drinks and appetizers planned while couples stroll through their corridors and immerse themselves in the culture. Art galleries may even feature live musical performances and masterpieces that celebrate love.