So, you’re trying to give yourself and your partner the most romantic Valentine’s Day possible. You want to make sure nothing goes wrong on this special day.
Whether you’re doing the traditional nice dinner and a movie, or you’re creating a unique plan for you and your partner’s unconventional tastes; it’s important to plan your Valentine’s Day with care.
Keep reading, and we’ll give you seven steps to creating the perfect romantic date this Valentine’s Day.
1. Clear Your Schedules
Don’t let your romantic date get sidetracked by a schedule clash. Before making your Valentine’s Day plans, make sure that both you and your partner are free.
Depending on the nature of your jobs, you and your partner may need to plan ahead to have the time off you desire on Valentine’s Day. Decide ahead of time if you’re going out to dinner at night, getting brunch in the morning, or making a whole day of it.
2. Make Reservations Early
Are you going out to brunch or dinner with your special someone? Make sure you don’t put off making your reservations.
The average couple makes their Valentine’s Day dinner reservations 11 days in advance. However, given how quickly hot restaurants can fill up, we recommend making your reservations as early as possible to ensure that you get a great table.
If you live in a dining hot spot such as New York City, you may want to look for Valentine’s Day reservations even earlier; we’re talking two or three months depending on the restaurant you’re looking for.
3. Find the Perfect Gifts
No Valentine’s Day is complete without the perfect gift for your partner. Your Valentine’s Day gift should show your partner how well you know them.
Beyond that, the world is your oyster! For instance, you can get your partner a gift that will help them advance one of their hobbies or a piece of artwork you know they’ll love.
You can also gift them an experience that the two of you can enjoy together, such as tickets to a concert or sporting event.
If you’re looking for something classic, you can’t go wrong with the Valentine’s Day standard: flowers, chocolate, and jewelry.
If you’re feeling stuck, you can check out our list of the hottest gifts in 2022 for some inspiration.
4. Plan a Surprise Activity
If your partner likes surprises, they’ll love a carefully planned Valentine’s Day surprise. This could be as simple as taking them to their favorite restaurant or to a place that has special meaning for you as a couple.
If you have the time and resources, you can plan out a whole day of intricate surprises.
Of course, planning a surprise for your partner requires you to know them very well. Stick to activities that you know they enjoy, rather than taking a risk on something they haven’t tried before.
5. Spice Things Up (if You Want)
Valentine’s Day can certainly be a sexy holiday. You don’t have to do the classic rose petals on the bed move, but you can use the holiday as an opportunity to spice things up in the bedroom.
Put on something you know your partner loves, set the mood with their favorite music, and try out that special thing you’ve both been talking about!
However, don’t feel obligated to put pressure on yourself to perform. As long as you and your partner stay communicative and focus on your attraction toward one another, you’re sure to have a good time — no matter what position you find yourselves in.
6. Keep Your Budget and Lifestyle in Mind
If you and your partner are the most adventurous people you know, maybe you want to go skydiving on Valentine’s Day!
If you and your partner are saving up for the future and trying not to spend extra money, you can have a nice dinner at home for a fraction of the cost of any restaurant reservation.
Maybe you and your partner aren’t big fans of tradition or Valentine’s Day in general. You don’t have to fall into any romantic cliches if that’s the case.
Plan your Valentine’s Day for you, not for anyone else’s expectations. If it makes you and your partner happy, who cares how unconventional or low-budget it is!
7. Consider a Valentine’s Day Getaway
If you and your partner have been together for a while, you might want to consider kicking things up a notch this Valentine’s Day. This romantic holiday can be the perfect excuse to get out of town and indulge in a luxurious weekend getaway.
If your partner works all the time and deserves a break, what better way to give it to them than to plan a relaxing getaway?
Vacations are a great way to reignite the spark in your relationship and remind yourselves of why you fell for each other in the first place. When you see your partner in a different context than usual, you may discover new things you appreciate about them.
Follow This Guide for a Romantic Valentine’s Day
This year, have a Romantic Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget. Remember to plan in advance to avoid stress.
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