It’s that time of year again: The time corporate society has you believe you have to buy or receive flowers, chocolates and go to a nice restaurant to celebrate your love or lust with your significant other. But wait a second – what if you just started dating and aren’t in a relationship? What if the magic of Valentine’s Day has died out because the clichés can get pricey? Well you’re in luck! Here are some unique, non-traditional ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with whoever you feel like celebrating it with – even if it’s just yourself.
We grow up so fast, and we tend to become consumed by our adult lives. Relive your childhood by building a blanket fort, playing Chutes and Ladders and/or cuddling up to your favourite childhood movie. You can learn a lot about a person by seeing their reaction when they’re losing a board game.
Set up a blanket and some candles in the living room, accompanied with a great meal and a bottle of wine or whatever you like to drink. This can be done any time of the day and allows you to have some quality time without the hectic restaurant atmosphere.
Set each other up on a mini date based on things each person likes to do. This could be a shopping spree with a budget or going for a hike in the mountains. Whatever they’re into, know that they’re picking something special for you too.
Maybe there was an inner geek you and your significant other had at one point and since lost, or maybe it’s pretty predominantly known by each other. Either way, get in touch with this side and pull out a hobby you can both agree on or teach each other to enjoy.
If you aren’t familiar with the YouTube Makeup Challenge, it’s where you put makeup on the other person while blindfolded. It’s a great way to learn to become sillier with your significant other and in turn more comfortable. That comfortability might just lead to more exciting games.
What says love better than spending time with furry friend? Volunteering at a local animal shelter together can not only create a special bond but also unforgettable memories. Maybe you’ll even decide to spread the love on a regular basis or bring some home in the form of a new companion.
Valentine’s Day can be a great day to celebrate your love or lust for one another, but there’s so many clichés that come with the day. Taking a unique twist on the holiday can not only remove the pressure that society puts on it but also help you grow together.