valentines day ideas for couples
A personalized wake up call
. Snuggling your partner and waking him her up with a kiss might not be possible in a long distance relationship. But you can certainly take advantage of modern technology and internet services to wake up your sweetheart with love. Wake him her up with a sweet voice message or wake him up on video chat on Skype.
Give a surprise
. This is the best of all options, if possible! If your sweetheart stays at some place where it is possible for you to go and give him her a surprise, nothing would be better than that. Plan in advance, go give a surprise and spend the special day with your loved one.
Make a video or a slideshow
. This may not work for everybody, but this is one of the easiest and personalized ways of telling your partner how special he she is for you. Make a video or a slideshow of some of your most memorable moments with some funny captions for each picture and bring a smile to your partners face.
A candlelight dinner date
. Who says you cannot have a dinner date if your boyfriend or girlfriend resides in some other city? Skype and other video conferencing options can help you set up a beautiful candlelight dinner with your partner. Although it might not be the same experience as being there with him her physically, it will at least give you the satisfaction of spending some quality time with your partner.
A special delivery
. With a number of online gift services, you can send your sweetheart anything you want. Be it cards, flowers, clothes, accessories or any other object your partner desires, fulfill his her wish and buy it online and deliver it on his her address. Some web portals also deliver these gifts at the stroke of midnight or early in the morning according to your specification.
. Road trips are really fun in winter. Whether its that adrenaline pumping bike ride or a joyful car ride, long drives and lunch and snack stopovers are really fulfilled things one can really enjoy in a group.
Fun in the sun
. A beach holiday with a bevy of young girls is also a nice idea. Put that sun screen on and enjoy the sun kissed beaches and the sparkling blue waters while on that perfect beach vacay.
. This needs the company of only your wallet. You can pick your favourite winter colours and make a splash by indulging in shopping fiesta. If you enjoy shopping in a group, it can be more fun.
. Women find confident men attractive. According to Dr Sameer Malhotra, head of psychiatry and psychotherapy department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi, within the first few minutes of meeting, women will not only suss out your level of confidence, they will also interpret the vibes you give out and how you think. Women notice how clear or decisive you are and whether you approach things positively. Just remember, cockiness and arrogance are not th
. Once women are done assessing your overall build, women will look at your smile. The ability to smile, particularly within the first few minutes of meeting, sends a welcoming, non hostile signal to women, says Dr Patzer. There is one proviso though the smile must show off reasonably good looking teeth. Its never too late to fix an appointment with the dentist.
Indulge in yourself
. Since Valentines Day is all about love, spending the day loving yourself makes perfect sense. Play hooky from work or just leave an hour early and do whatever you want, be it pampering yourself with a lavish mani pedi or staying home, ordering take out and marathoning every movie your celeb crush has ever been in on the TiVo Roamio Pro. Since it comes standard with Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and more, there isnt a thing your little heart desires
Go after what you want
. If indulging seems a little too indulgent, go the opposite direction and use the day to finish or start something youve been meaning to tackle. Secure that promotion youve been after at work, sign up for Mint.com to get your finances in order, or rearrange your bookshelf by color.
Find something new to love
. Interested in taking up yoga? Want to learn how to dance ballet? Wish you could cook risotto? Challenge yourself to do something you havent done before, or seldom get to do because of your schedule.
Send love someone elses way
. That kindness spreads, so start an epidemic. Give Valentines Day cards to those close to you, like your co workers and friends, as well as those not so close to you, like the barista who serves you your coffee. Not the Hallmark type? Volunteer locally and help those less fortunate than you. Seeing a face light up from your small gesture will fill you with love and make the world a better place.
Party at your place
. Invite friends over for wine, appetizers, gossiping, and good times. To mix it up, make it a theme party, like suggesting that everyone wear all pink or black, if you caught the Singles Awareness Day bug and create an iPod playlist with songs like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Holding Out for a Hero.
Dinner at a fancy restaurant
. Go out to dinner at a fancy restaurant with other single friends. Treat yourself to some place really special, and get a delicious dessert you dont have to share it
Plan a special trip
. Get out of town! Plan a special trip to some place youve always wanted to visit. It could be something as dramatic as a foreign cruise or as simple as a day trip enjoy being able to just do something you and only you want to do.
Night at the movies
. Gather up your other single girlfriends for a night at the movies. Be sure to pick something thats anti romantic no sappy chick flicks allowed! Be sure to get giant buckets of popcorn to share.
Arrange a gift
. A Valentines Day gift doesnt have to be expensive or huge. Gauge what your date might like, and go from there. Some suggestions Many women enjoy the traditional gift of flowers on Valentines Day. You can go for the classic roses in any color, or get a bouquet of her favorite flower. One thing to keep in mind: if the flowers look like something youd send your sick grandmother, reconsider. Reds and pinks are generally romantic colors; roses, garden
Set the mood
. Whether youre going out or staying in, you can do a few things to establish a romantic ambiance and put your date in a good mood. Dress up a bit and take extra care for your appearance. Speak in gentle, loving tones. Hold your dates gaze and sit or stand close to him or her. And smile.
Splurge on Cocktails or Dessert
. If you choose to eat a light main course or dine at home, you can free up your budget so that you can enjoy some special craft cocktails, champagne, or scrumptious desserts as part of your evening. Many restaurants will be happy to seat you and your date at the bar so that you can enjoy a bit of luxury on Valentines Day, particularly if you show up later in the evening after 9pm or so. Bar seating is also a great way to get a seat at a popular re
Consider using coupons
. Using restaurant coupons on a first date or at the beginning of a relationship can be awkward, but couples in long and medium term relationships are usually comfortable enough with one another to acknowledge that theyd like to save a little money. If you have coupons for restaurants, bars, or various attractions such as movies, plays, or concerts, dont be afraid to use them. Just be sure that they are valid on Valentines Day, as some businesses
Avoid fixed price meals
. Many restaurants promote special fixed price, multi course meals to Valentines Day couples. While its understandable that a restaurant would want to reduce the workload of its kitchen staff by encouraging customers to order the same meal, it doesnt hold that these meals are a better value than ordering
. Wine and liquor can easily double your restaurant bill. Check out one of the many online BYOB dining guides to find restaurants in your area that allow you to bring your own, and be certain to call the restaurant ahead of time to check their corkage fees. Then head to a wine shop and ask the owner or salesperson to help you select some great wine to compliment the cuisine at your chosen eatery.
Target his sweet spot
. Skip dinner and go straight for dessert. Pinpoint a few of your neighborhood chocolate shops or bakeries, and pick a special item at each spot, says Samantha Daniels, dating expert and president of Samanthas Table Matchmaking. You can even create a scavenger hunt of out it and have him have to guess which place is next.