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Valentine’s Day Dates: 3 Unique and Fun Ideas

Planning to ask someone out on a date on Valentine’s Day? You might want to start preparing as early as now, since restaurants and other dating venues are usually fully booked several days before February 14th. Or you can plan an altogether different kind of Valentine’s Day date; not the usual movie house and restaurant one. If you’re up for some dating adventure, here are three unique February 14 dates you might want to try out.

  1. Find a dancing club and dance!

There’s bound to be a dancing club offering dance lessons somewhere near your place. If you find one, enroll yourself and your date to just one class – the one that’s scheduled closest to Valentine’s Day. Surprise your date by buying dancing stuff for him/her. Tell him/her about your surprise on the day of your date. Go to the class together, dance together, learn together, and have fun! Some suggestions are a salsa or cha-cha club, a jazz dance club, or a bar featuring live band music that you can dance to.

  1. Volunteer.

Make your Valentine’s Day meaningful by giving back and signing up for a soup kitchen or any charity event. Another idea would be to volunteer at a retirement home, or an orphanage, or at an animal shelter. Whatever you decide on, the most important thing is that you and your date can share your time, skills, and blessings to those who need them the most. Arrange your Valentine’s Volunteer Day weeks before February 14 to make sure that you have enough time to prepare for whatever it is that you will need to bring.

  1. Climb every mountain!

Go on a nature adventure and climb every mountain! Kidding aside, you don’t really have to climb every mountain you encounter. Instead of spending Valentine’s Day indoors, go out and enjoy the beauty of nature. Climb or hike with your special someone. Find a hiking trail that you and your date haven’t explored yet. Weeks before Valentine’s Day, prepare everything you need, including your itinerary. Plan it well so that by the time you get to the top, you and your date can see the sun as it sets. Then you can lay your picnic cloth on the ground, bring out the food and drinks, and celebrate the beauty of nature on the most romantic day of the year!

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Here Are 3 Ideas for A Memorable At-Home Date

Yes, there is such a thing as an At-Home or Home Date. And there’s nothing wrong with choosing them over those fancy restaurant. Even if you are spending the whole evening at home, you can still have fun and enjoy a memorable evening. Here are some cool ideas you might want to consider for your next home date:

  1. Sing together.

If you both love singing, you don’t have to go to karaoke joints or bars. You can sing all the songs you want while on a home date. You will need only your laptop, a good portable speaker, and YouTube. Yes, you can search for karaoke versions of songs on YouTube. Just type the title of the song on the YouTube search bar, add the word “karaoke” at the end and press enter! Voila! You’ll find all the karaoke songs you want, and you’ll have fun singing your heart out – just the two of you. Isn’t that a different kind of romantic?

  1. Watch a movie and fall asleep.

You don’t have to go to the movie house to enjoy your favorite movie! Simply set up your TV set and connect it to your computer. Choose your favorite Netflix movie and enjoy! To add a romantic note to your home date, take out the mattress from your bedroom and bring some fluffy pillows. Stay beside each other while watching the movie – and fall asleep just as it’s about to end. Definitely a date to remember!

  1. Play a game you both like.

You can play Dungeons & Dragons, LOL (League of Legends), WoW (World of Warcraft), or board and card games like Exploding Kitten and Scrabble. Play any game you want and prepare a consequence for the losing player. The consequences should be funny and outrageous. If you do not have video, board, or card games, pick your favorite games on Wii or Xbox and follow the same rules: the loser has to perform a consequence. If you still do not have a Wii or Xbox, maybe you have some puzzles? Take them out and get one for yourself while you give the other to your date. First one to complete the puzzle wins!

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Go on a Gym Date: 3 Suggestions to Make It the Perfect One

If you find restaurant and movie dates to be boring, you might want to switch gears and consider bringing your date to the gym. Yes, to the gym where you work out. You can do workout routines together, or if he/she is a first-timer, you can assist him/her. Bringing your date to the gym is one of the most creative and unique date ideas. But how do you make it the perfect one?

  1. The gym you choose plays a significant role.

If you workout regularly in a gym, you can choose to go there, especially if it is not too crowded at the time of your date. Some gyms are heavily populated from early evening up to a few hours before closing time. You need to be sure that your date is comfortable, so going there when a lot of people are working out might not be a good idea. If you can’t find a good schedule, try looking for another gym; a smaller one, perhaps?

  1. Prepare your date for what you will do.

You have to give your date an idea of what your workout routine is like. Of course, you have to ask for advice from your coach because your routine might not be suitable for your date. If this is the case, he/she will have to follow a workout program or routine made especially for your date. Even then, you can still perform the routine together and go on with your date. This is a good idea because it promotes health and fitness, something that not a lot of couples consider or think about. If this becomes a regular thing, the two of you can continue your fitness journey until you both reach your goals.

  1. You need to eat after working out.

After working out, bring your date to your favorite restaurant and feed him/her. If you did a CrossFit exercise or anything that’s similarly draining (like plyometrics or Shaun T’s Insanity workout), you need to load up on protein and carbohydrates. Choose the healthy alternatives, though. You won’t want to waste all the lifting, running, and punching that you just did, would you?