Valentine’s Day 2020 is nearly upon us, and countless people are still scrambling to find something to do with the love of their life. The go-to move – making a reservation at a favorite restaurant – might be out of the question given the time crunch. With the clock counting down to zero hour, those in need of other ideas are getting desperate.
While we can’t erase the disappointment of failing to book a table for two in time, we can offer some alternative options for Valentine’s Day that may prove to be as good or better:
See a movie
Sitting side-by-side, cloaked in darkness, immersed in the fun and excitement of a story unfolding on screen – going to see a movie is a classic way for couples to spend an evening together. Thanks to more and more theaters opting to serve alcohol to their patrons, couples can sit back and enjoy a nice wine while they watch. Even if the film ends up being a disappointment, the two of you can still enjoy discussing it afterward.
He wants that latest video game release and she’s been eyeing that pretty dress on display. Why don’t they both head to the mall as a pair and do some shopping? She can pop into the curvy plus size boutique store, he can head to the video game shop, and the two can meet up afterward. Waive the normal routine of checking with each other before making an unnecessary purchase and give each other freedom to spend up to a certain amount. It’s a simple way to ensure both people end up happy.
Visit an exhibit
Do you live close to museums and art galleries? If so, see if there’s an interesting exhibit open to the public and pop in for a look. Couples can enjoy the experience of analyzing the displays and discussing their significance. Whether they’re historical artifacts, award-winning photographs, or abstract art open to interpretation, couples can get a kick out of examining these displays.
Find a fantastic view
If the weather is nice and the sky is clear, consider driving someplace far from the city lights and doing some stargazing. Or, track down a great view of the city lights from atop a hill or bluff on the outskirts. Simply parking the car, reclining the seats, and enjoying the scenery can be a very romantic way for two people to enjoy Valentine’s Day together.
Dine-in with delivery
There was a time when the only food most households could get delivered to their door was pizza, chop suey, and cold sandwiches. Those days are gone thanks to an assortment of services that enable customers to order from a variety of restaurants and have the food delivered. Dim the lights, light some candles, find a babysitter, and have a romantic dinner for two at home. What better way to cap off a romantic evening?
It might be too late to book a table for two at your favorite restaurant – or any restaurant for that matter – but that doesn’t mean you can’t figure out a way to pull off a romantic Valentine’s Day with the love of your life. The alternative experience might be a bit unconventional, but then again so is your relationship. Who wants to join the drones in doing the same old thing, when couples can do something that’s as unique and special as their love for each other?