If you follow these instructions exactly, they could really work….
WARNING: This will (probably) be the cheesiest thing you’ll ever read about Valentine’s Day
1. Start with a thoughtful gift.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to present the gift at the beginning of the date. Instead, the idea is to think of the gift you’ll be giving beforehand. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, it just has to be thoughtful. This is where it gets cheesy: What do you admire about your Valentine? What special talents or interest do they have that you’ve always been fascinated by? Are they a photographer? You could get one of their pictures printed and framed. An accomplished business person? How about a nice pen?
The great thing about this is it also gives you a chance to think about what they love and what you love about them. This is important for step 2:
2. Offer to plan Valentine’s Day.
Doesn’t it seem like everyone is always busy? It’s an incredible thing to hear someone say that they’re going to take care of everything. Now that you’ve thought about their interests and the kinds of things they love, you can make a plan that you’ll both love.
When planning a Valentine’s Day date, a good rule of thumb is to do something that you will both enjoy and gives you a chance to express your mutual admiration. But make sure it’s something that you want to do! That’s what makes it fun. And if you can’t think of anything, considering doing something that they’ve always wanted to do but neither of you has ever done. Then it’s bound to be an epic adventure.
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3. Make sure the date includes a surprise.
Maybe you go back to the first place you met. Or maybe go somewhere you’ve never been before. Maybe you walk along the Venice Canals after dinner. Just doing something a little different can be the magical thing that makes Valentine’s special.
This might sound silly, but if you can get an affordable room somewhere near your date and you can pull it off, surprising your Valentine with a night away from home and waking up to continue the date in the morning would likely be really cool. Just make sure to pack their work clothes if you need to because Valentine’s is on a Sunday. 🙂
4. Hold hands.
Yep. Valentine’s is a hand-holding day.
5. Make sure to let them know what they mean to you.
There are a few days of the year that have the opportunity to be really special, just because they were planned that way by cultural traditions. It can be a really beautiful time to connect on purpose, just because it’s Valentine’s Day. And if you follow these steps, how could you go wrong? 🙂
Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day.
Your Friends at The Point