All over the world, Valentine’s Day is a special time for celebrating all kinds of loving relationships, especially the ones dear to your heart.
Below are great ways to make Valentine’s Day extra special for your dear one:
1. Arrange for dinner
You can book a reservation at your favorite restaurant or you can cook. It doesn’t even have to be fine dining. Often just putting something together in advance is a good way to show your valentine that you care and that you’re thinking of them.
Add some candles, turn down the lights, and it’s a perfect romantic evening.
2. Plan a day out
Spend an entire day exploring with your significant other, and make a point of going places neither of you have ever been before. You never know–you might even get to see a fun new side of the person you love.
3. Go for a long walk together
If you go to a nature preserve or big park, bring a field guide to birds or wild flowers and have fun working together to identify what you see. If you’re in the city, do a self-guided walking tour together, wander down adorable side streets you’ve never noticed before, and make lots of stops to smell the roses.
4. Surprise your Valentine with a weekend away
You might have to tell them to set aside the weekend for something special, but they don’t have to know where you’re going. Go all out, and make it a weekend to remember.
5. Take your partner out dancing
Swing dances often include a brief lesson beforehand for beginners and people who want to brush up on rusty skills, that can be a lot of fun. Or get up close and personal with a tango class.
6. Write your Valentine a note
Tell them how much you love them, and include specific things that you love about them, whether it’s how passionate they are about the things they love or their strong sense of justice or just the way they smile when they’re a little embarrassed.