Ask most people what they’re doing on Valentine’s Day and they’ll probably say they’re going to dinner. Although there’s nothing wrong with that idea, it can be pretty boring and standard. Sometimes you just want to do something a little different, especially for a holiday. This Valentine’s Day, forget the standard dinner idea and try one of the following date ideas instead.
Go to a wine tasting
I absolutely love wine tastings. I would rather attend one than go to a restaurant any day. Not only do you get to try a slew of different wines and buy some to take home, but they also have great food to nibble on while you’re there. Depending on the event, they may even have raffles so it’s a chance to win some prizes as well.
Take a cooking class
Sure you could make food at home, but it’s much more fun when you’re learning something new and you’re making the food together. Take a class to learn to make something neither of you have made before so you’re both going to be figuring out your way through the lesson.
Go to a wine bar
The great thing about going to a wine bar is that you have a slew of wines to choose from with the option of eating if you so choose. Many wine bars don’t serve huge meals, but instead, prefer to focus more on appetizers and dessert. It’s a great option for those like me who prefer to nibble and try out several different foods than have one main dish.
Take a tango lesson
There’s no sexier dance than a tango; it’s essentially foreplay on the dance floor. If you want an excuse to get close to your date and see just how well he moves his body – with his clothes on – suggest that the two of you take a dance lesson. Who knows, it could be something you continue doing.
Visit an art museum
If you and your date love art, skipping a movie in favor of an art museum can be a much better option. It’s romantic, it’ll spur conversation and you’ll get to look at beautiful works of art for a few hours.
Have a picnic outside
Considering it’s February, there are still quite a few areas where residents are bundling up in winter coats, but if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where it’s fairly warm, head out for a picnic instead of staying inside. Whether you head to the park or beach, it’s sure to be a romantic setting that’s much better than sitting inside some stuffy restaurant.
With so many options to choose from for Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason to settle for dinner if you would truly prefer to do something else. There’s plenty of ideas to choose from whether you’re heading outdoors or prefer to stay in. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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