“Women want to feel appreciated on this holiday, and it just so happens that a number of stereotypical dates can do just that.” That's right, we said it: A date that's cheesy, shamelessly trite, and a little overdone can hit all the right marks—especially if a hot-air balloon ride or a weekend in Paris is out of your budget.
Because at the core of every woman is a desire to be adored and indulged, and the best way to achieve that is to take her out and show her that's exactly how you feel.
Nick and I really enjoy cooking, so this year we are having our Valentine’s Day dinner at home. TAKE A COOKING CLASS Cooking classes are a fun way to learn how to cook while working together in the kitchen!She just wants you to take her somewhere nice and show her off.“When you make a reservation at a nice romantic restaurant, it shows your significant other that you thought about turning the evening into something special ahead of time,” says Terri Orbuch, Ph. “To make the evening even more meaningful, take her to the restaurant where you had your first date, your first kiss, or your first anniversary.” But only if it's nice!This will obviously take a bit of planning, but it would be such a cute date night.Go back to the place where you had your first date, first kiss, where you got engaged, etc. DINNER & A MOVIE AT HOME Make your favorite meal, then curl up on the couch with your significant other for a night of cuddling and watching a good movie! TAKE A STAYCATION A staycation is a great way to “get away” and spend time just the two of you!And if you actually have been able to swing it, you also know just how uncomfortably cramped one of those places can feel.So listen up: Your Valentine doesn’t care about those obstacles or downsides."Terrible ice skating" rarely looks cute, even on a cute guy.Listing “long walks on the beach” as one of your favorite activities on Tinder is an instant strike.It was so sweet of him to plan something he knew I wanted to do.” Even if your Valentine has never explicitly expressed interest in skating, Edwards thinks hitting the rink on V-Day is a home run.“Ice skating is the perfect date because there's a lot of touching involved," she says.