Valentine’s Date Tips
Planning a great Valentine’s Date requires coming up with a date plan that’s going to be romantic and fresh, while paying attention to the details that are going to make your Valentine’s Day special. Romantic days deserve to be special for you and your partner. If you’re a guy who hates these kind of dates, you need to play through the pain and make Valentine’s Day special for your woman.
Women tend to love Valentine’s Day. If she says she doesn’t love Valentine events, it’s because she’s probably had a succession of disappointing Valentine’s Days in the past. That gives you an opportunity to stand out make this holiday memorable and happy.
Either way, make sure you make this date special for her; that’s the essence of Valentine’s Day dates.
Valentine’s Date Location
Scout out a good location for your Valentine’s Day date. We’ve written articles on date ideas, such as Teen Date Ideas, 50 Dating Tips and Romantic Valentine’s Ideas before, so peruse those if you want suggestions for something a little different for your dating experiences.
When scouting out new ideas, ask friends for ideas about where to go on Valentine’s Day. Search online for businesses and restaurants in your local city or area that might be nice. Even Google something like “date ideas ____” with your city and state in the blank. Brainstorm for dating ideas, then research your potential date sites live.
Once you have a list of destinations, drop by the location and see what it looks like and if the place conforms to your idea of a romantic date setting. If not, cross it off the list, or leave the restaurant on the list for non-Valentine’s dating destinations.
Make Valentine’s Date Reservations
Call ahead weeks in advance and reserve a spot at your date destination or destinations for the night and hour. Ask how busy they expect to be and make sure you aren’t the ones waiting for a table or service.
If you plan on drinking on your valentine’s date, consider renting a room at a nearby hotel. Not only is this safer, but having a different setting to spend the night can often add to the romance of the evening. Remember to make reservations beforehand if you do.
Setting and Atmosphere is Everything
Pick out a great Valentine’s setting, but also make certain you contribute to the setting. Show up with the proper gameface on and talk about romantic, appropriate subjects on your romantic date. Remember, this is supposed to be a pleasant time when the two of you celebrate your love for each other or (if you aren’t in love) at least celebrate the idea of romance. Don’t drag unpleasantness into your happy Valentine’s Night.
Give a Valentine’s Day Gift
Consider giving a Valentine’s Day gift to your romantic partner. This might be flowers when you arrive, a box of candy or a bottle of champagne. I’ve known devoted couples where the man gave sexy lingerie for a Valentine’s Day present, which is kind of a gift for both partners. Only try that if it’s appropriate and the two of you have a healthy sex life.
One special Valentine’s Day gift to give is jewelry of some sort. Valentines is a great time to give an engagement ring, though you better be sure she actually wants to get engaged or married before offering this gift. Also, if you want to give jewelry, but you don’t want to give an engagement gift, then considering offering a nice necklace or ear rings. Be careful how you present this gift, though, because when you pull out a jewelry box, she might think you’re about to propose. If she wants this, she might be disappointed by anything less, and therefore your gift won’t do what’s it’s supposed to do, for either of you.
Set Your Valentine’s Day Budget
Budget for the night of your Valentines Day date. You don’t want to have to skimp on this special night of the year, so start putting a little aside after Christmas or the New Year’s, so the two of you can have a romantic Valentine’s Night.
When budgeting for your Valentine’s Day date, you’ll want to make sure you have the dinner and events covered with either cash or a credit card. You don’t want your credit card declining after you’ve had this great dinner, so make sure you have it covered.
Rent A Limo
If you have the extra cash ($100 to $200), hire a limosine service for the evening. Nothing says special event more than having someone drive the two of you around, and I’m not necessarily thinking of a taxicab. Not only does the limo ride give the two of you more time to talk and be lovey-dovey, but it lets the two of you drink a little more, if you so choose. Even if you don’t, you’ll be able to set the mood and focus on one another, instead of fighting traffic.