Valentine's Dating Ideas

Saying Saying "I love you" in a special way does not have to be expensive.

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. Every February, stores fill their shelves with candy hearts, cards with romantic sayings and cute red and pink stuffed animals. While all these things are sure to please, sometimes you just want something a little more thoughtful and a little more special. Here are some suggestions to make this Valentine's Day an extraordinary day that your significant other will always remember.

Jazzy Love

It's hard to find anything quite as sexy as a night of Jazz music. Fill the room with fresh flowers, chocolate candies and candlelight. Turn on your favorite jazz station or look through your music collection for your favorite jazzy music. Then just spend the time relaxing with your sweetie. The time spent together in a romantic and relaxing environment will be remembered with fondness for years to come.

International Valentine's Day

Give your Valentine a truly international experience. Start dinner with an Italian dinner salad and bread sticks at your favorite Italian restaurant followed by dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Have dessert at a French pastry shop to finish out the meal. Learn to say, "I love you" in several different languages and end the night cuddling by the fire reading travel books and dreaming of your next international adventure.

Tacky Tourist Valentine

Take your Valentine on a vacation without leaving your home town. Pick the top three tourist attractions in your home town, and make it a point to visit all three this Valentine's Day. Take loads of pictures and buy a souvenir. Dine at a restaurant the serves truly authentic local foods and spend the night at a local club listening to live local bands.

Mystery Valentine

Send your Valentine on a hunt around the city in search of her one true love, you! Leave note cards with well phrased clues that will lead your loved one from sentimental place to sentimental place. Hide cards at each location that will be a clue to the next secret location. At the final destination, set-up a candlelight dinner, fresh flowers and music. When your sweetheart arrives, spend the rest of the evening together, talking about the fun adventures you've had together.

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About the Author

Stephanie Kelley has been writing articles and columns online for SGM Radio and SGN Scoops Digital since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art history/anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. and writes on a number of topics including art, frugal living, children and travel.

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