Are you tired of doing the same thing for Valentine’s Day every year? Dinner, gift exchange, “romantic” night in with your loved one? Don’t get me wrong; this is definitely great, but why not step it up a notch. Add back some of that excitement you had when you first started dating—be spontaneous, outgoing, and well, fun! Your friends at Phix are here to give you some great ideas to get your hearts racing, and your blood flowing this Valentine’s Day!
We know that a romantic dinner on this special day is a must. Weather permitting, take a hike somewhere scenic, and don’t forget your picnic basket! Not only will the actual hike be fun and invigorating while giving you time to actually talk (the most underrated Valentine’s Day activity), but spreading a blanket, breaking out a bottle of wine along with your favorite Vday treats and snacks like a couple of college kids fist falling in love will bring a smile to both of your faces! Not to mention, you can use the hike back to burn off some of those chocolate calories J If you live in a tropical area, substitute the trails for the beach—what’s more romantic than walking the shoreline while the sun sets behind you? If it is too cold to get outside, ditch the restaurant, and cook a new meal (that neither of you have ever tried to make before) together, and skip the dinner table and have a picnic in your house! If you have a fireplace, I think you know where to set up the picnic!
Believe it or not, a ‘blue-collar’ dinner date might be exactly what the doctor ordered! Instead of dressing up and dining on expensive cheeses that you can’t pronounce, go to Dave & Busters, play Skeeball, go bowling, hit the arcade machines, and feast on a burger and fries, and split a milkshake! Tell me that doesn’t sound fun, I dare you. If you are on a budget, just go for a nature walk, or cuddle up on the couch, watch a movie and split a tub of popcorn. Valentine’s Day should be more about spending time with your loved ones, than spending money on your loved ones. Here’s a question to ask yourself: how often do you just sit and talk with your partner?
After a tiring evening of fun and games (literally), head back home and give each other massages. Not only is this an intimate and great way to cap off your day, but if you took our advice, you will both be physically drained and a massage will be the perfect nightcap! Of course, there are other ways to burn off some of those Valentine’s Day calories, and cap off the night…
Enjoy each other J
Your Friends at Phix