No matter how long you've been with your partner, it's no secret that Valentine's Day can be stressful. Between scoring that popular restaurant reservation and fighting crowds at the movie theater, going out on Valentine's Day is, well, overrated. Instead, stay inside, far away from the February chill, and plan a romantic date night that's more affordable and more memorable than any restaurant dinner.
Netflix and Chill
"Netflix and chill" sometimes gets unfavorable criticism, however whenever arranged accurately, a night before your favorite streaming service can be surprisingly romantic and fun. Before you surprise your partner with Netflix, make it unique. Make an arrangement of your nectar's #1 TV show scenes or rewatch that film you saw on your third date. Whatever you do, don't make it a typical old TV night—add something special and sentimental to show you care.
Create an at-Home Spa
With a few candles, massage oil and some facial masks (yes, fellas can get behind good skin care too), you can make an evening of spoiling for you and your darling. You can surprise your partner with a new foot spa or a relaxing bath.
Create a Scrapbook of Your Travels
How many times have you returned from a vacation only to never print out your memories? Cuddle up and spend this Valentine's Day reminiscing about all the adventures you've taken together. Make a scrapbook of all of your memories so you can share them together for years to come.
Plan a Board Game Night
When's the last time you and your Valentine sat down and played a board game? Pull out those old chess boards and checkers pieces and challenge your partner to a board game duel. Pick games specifically made for two players (think Scrabble, chess, or card games) and spend Valentine's Day brushing up on your favorite strategies.
Ask Each Other Questions
This Valentine's Day, open up a little and connect on a more intimate level by getting to know your partner even better. Even if you've been together for years, you'll be surprised to find there's probably something you didn't know about your loved one.