Valentine’s Day Ideas: The Date Night Decider

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Valentine’s Day might be regarded as the most romantic day of the year but there’s no doubt that this romantic holiday comes with its fair share of pressure, especially when trying to nail the perfect Valentine’s Day ideas for date night.

Whether you’ve been with your partner for a month, a year, or a decade, there’s just something about the added pressure to pull off the optimal Valentine’s Day outing that’s sure to send even the most attentive among us scrambling for ideas.

For Valentine’s Day 2019, we at EliteSingles thought we’d take the hard part out of Valentine’s organization so you can skip straight to the enjoy your partner’s company — and compliments on your planning prowess. Using our years of relationship and dating know-how we’ve devised a simple way to concoct the perfect date night with our Valentine’s Date Night Decider flowchart.


Perfect for banishing any romantic rendezvous-related angst, this Valentine’s Day ideas-filled chart should be utilised by anyone concerned with their patchy planning skills. Or subtly passed on by partners worried they’ll be left in the lurch as February 14 rolls around. So, what kind of Valentine’s Day ideas are hidden within this helpful aid? Here’s a quick overview before you delve into the depths of the chart:

A Romantic Dinner Sure to Fill Hearts and Stomachs

For some of us, the quickest way to our hearts is through our stomachs — and no, that doesn’t just extend to men! A Valentine’s Day dinner date might seem like a well-worn idea but sometimes you simply can’t beat the classics.

For a partner who prefers comfort and their own surroundings opt for a homemade (or home-delivered!) favorite. Spice up your surroundings with some artfully placed candles and soft music for bonus points. On the other hand, if you both love an opportunity to glam up and get out, use this as an excuse to try one of your towns finest eateries.

Feel the Hollywood Glam with a Movie Night

Everyone loves indulging in silver screen escapism and for some, it just might be the perfect low-key Valentine’s Day idea. Between local boutique theaters, luxury lounges, and IMAX, you can make your movie night as extravagant as you please. Alternatively, make your own at-home cinema and enjoy a film (maybe even a classic romantic comedy) from the comfort of your own couch — just make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks to keep your date happy.

Walk on the Wild Side with a Fun Activity

If you’re a couple who loves partaking in interesting and new activities, then do away with the traditional Valentine’s Day ideas and try something a little different. Whether it’s skating or bowling, the more sports-inclined are sure to enjoy these relaxed activities, while those with a steady composure will love testing their problem-solving skills at an escape room. Finally, for a Valentine’s Day idea that’s just cheesy enough to be sweet, head out of town — or to your local planetarium — and go stargazing. Aww!

Create the Perfect Date and Enjoy the Arts

If you and your partner revel in exploring a new exhibition or swaying along to a local band, why not turn it into a Valentine’s date. For music lovers, seek out a gig at a local joint, or for appreciators of instruments, try and find somewhere playing classical tunes. For a different kind of performance, buying tickets to a production or theater event might just hit the spot. And, if none of those options does it for you, head to a local gallery or museum and stroll at your own pace — be check to see if they have any special events on before you go.

Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers and a Card

Of course, for those truly unsure about what to do for Valentine’s Day, there’s always the romantic flowers and card option. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a well-written and heartfelt love letter and if your partner isn’t the flowers type, simply swap them out for something more suited to their personality.

Ultimately Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating your partnership with the one you love, so don’t stress too much about what it is you’re doing, where you’re going or what you’re eating. As long as your heart is in it and you’ve made an effort to show your partner how much you care you’re on the right track.

And for those unhappy to be celebrating Valentine’s Day solo this year, we’ve got you covered as well. EliteSingles is a premium dating website for singles looking for genuine and serious connections. Register now and start receiving tailored matches delivered straight to your inbox today.

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