Valentines Day is coming up. Yes, that time of the year which is nothing more than a marketing gimmick.
Do you really think you making out anywhere on the street makes the day count? And wait, what about the people on the other side?
Do you think your love would leave you if you don’t give her a fancy gift?
Okay fine, if you really want to celebrate it, how about doing something other than just holding hands all day or making out in public?
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show loved ones how much you care. Whether you’re looking for something meaningful or just want to have some fun, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.
9 Reasonable Things To Do This Valentine’s Day
There are so many fun things to do with your date this year that it will be hard to choose just one! You can go to a spa, watch a romantic movie together, or take a cooking class.
All of these are great ways to show your romance & tenderness to your partner on Valentine’s Day.
Here are some of the tried and tested things to do on Valentine’s Day.
1. Do Something Fun Together
Do something that you can remember for a long time, such as a hike, a bike ride, a day at the beach, or a trip to an art gallery.
If you like to bake or want to give it a try, baking something together would be my first recommendation. You two, can bake a cake, banana bread, cookies or make some great tea or chocolates together.
It would be fun and you would have something home-baked at the end of it. (coming from someone who thinks about food all day:p)
If you want to do something out of the ordinary, you could try going on a nature walk together, go wine-tasting, do some poetry reading or just go and walk and talk about anything and everything.
2. Send a Heartwarming Letter to Your Valentine
What can be better than showing your love through creativity? Show your valentine that you are her knight in creative armor. Write a letter and pour your heart onto it.
Write what you feel for him/her. Don’t just buy a fancy card from the market. No other gesture might come close to this old-school idea.
In fact, don’t write ‘I love you.’ Those three words are overrated. Write something heart-warming on it. Make it personal and special. Try not to be cheesy.
Let him/her know what you like about them, what made you fall for him/her, and your favorite thing about him/ her.
You, two, will always remember it.
Bonus Tip – If you want to actually feel the romance of writing/reading a love letter; Write it down with pen & paper, don’t type it send it over email or WhatsApp.
3. Binge Watch Your Favorites
Binge-watch a show or movie you both like. Watch these timeless love stories
- Me Before You
- Fault In Our Stars
- The Vow
- A Walk To Remember
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- The Proposal
- Call Me By Your Name
- 500 Days of Summer
- A Star Is Born
- Noting Hill
- A Notebook
- Say Anything
at your disposal, why would you want to go out and blow money on useless things?
If you are looking for a romantic movie that will make you feel good and remind you of what true love is, then these movies will bring you the right kind of emotions.
Even if you’re not in a relationship, these movies will make you feel good and aspire for the right kind of love.
You can also start watching animes, here is our pick of the best animes of all time.
4. Break Up and Save Some Money
This is probably something you don’t want to hear. But maybe you could use it.
If you are in a toxic relationship and you thinking to move out. Do it now! there will be no better time to do it.
Break up just before Valentine’s day. Save money.
Get hitched again when the shit is over. Perfect plan. Good for your savings. Thank me later. In cash.
5. Go To The Office. Work Like Hell
This year V-day is on a Monday. Good for those who are working.
You might be wondering that this is one of the lamest things to do this valentine’s day, but I hear me out for a sec.
Don’t skip the office, Yes! at any cost.
Be a hero! Do something different. Go to the office and actually work instead of the usual wasting time on the internet.
This will show your seniors how serious you are and will help you with that promotion.
This would also be a good time to take advantage of the deserted workplace to put your feet up on the table and act like you run the place.
6. Join A Class Together
There is nothing more exciting or fulfilling than doing something new. You can do this even if you’re single.
You’re not the only one who hasn’t managed to stick to their new year’s resolution.
Find something that interests you and do it. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, aerobics, painting, dancing, cooking, or basically anything that interests you.
Starting something together as a couple would be too much fun.
7. Go On A Long Drive
A fun way to spend Valentine’s Day is to drive to a new destination.
No destination? It’s no problem. A full tank of gas and a sense of adventure are all you need for a fun activity.
You can make it even more romantic by going somewhere you’ve never been before. Visit a nature or biodiversity park maybe do bird watching in a nearby bird sanctuaries.
If you live in a state with a lot of great road trips, here is a list of the best road trips in every state.
8. Take a Spa Day
Book a session with your favorite spa. Treat yourself to a mani-pedi, hair styling, massages, and more.
Go out of your way to take time out to give yourself a relaxing spa session. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or someone to do together with a partner.
9. Stay Away From Places Occupied by Couples
Valentine’s Day can freak out people in relationships (thinking how to make it special) or make single people anxious (feeling left out).
It’s when we’re expected to feel romantic, but instead, we sometimes just feel don’t feel anything special that day.
I’m probably sick of seeing people making a big thing about Valentine. I especially don’t want to be around some couple making out.
Stay away from places occupied by couples. Marine Drive/ Juhu Beach/ Bandstand in Mumbai, India Gate in Delhi, parks of your city. You know “those” places in your city!
If you are single on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate this day without getting into a relationship.
You can still enjoy a nice dinner with family and friends, do something you love, go for a walk, listen to music, watch a movie, etc. And yeah, don’t forget to dance.