10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy
Instead of going through the motions, go rogue this Valentine’s Day!
One might say that Valentine’s Day is the epitome of cheesiness, but naysayers need love too. So go ahead and skip the candlelight dinner, roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and try one of these cynic-proof Valentine’s Day ideas.
1. Burlesque Show
Spend this Valentine’s Day getting sultry by taking your date to a burlesque show. These old-timey acts are more sexy than skanky (think feather boas, long gloves, fans and tasseled pasties). Talented performers often accompany the campy humor and killer costumes.
2. Indoor Picnic
Skip the restaurant scene, where you’ll inevitably be stuck with an overpriced pre-fixe menu and a seat that leaves you knee-to-knee with other star-crossed lovebirds. Spend your Valentines Day dinner enjoying an indoor picnic instead. Spread out the blanket, break out the fancy accouterments — and don’t forget the bubbly.
Let’s face it: camping isn’t always sexy (bug spray and outdoor toilets can be a romance buzzkill, to say the least). But “glamping” (glamorous camping) can make for the ultimate Valentine’s Day staycation. Pitch a tent (not that kiind) in the backyard or even the bedroom, whip up a batch of s’mores, light up the fireplace (on DVD) and get all cozy in that sleeping bag for deux.
4. Roller Skating
Most dates will be hitting the ice skating rink come Valentine’s Day, so go old school by taking your date roller skating instead. Bust out your tube socks and short shorts — the roller rink makes for a super-fun Valentine’s Day setting. You can hang out in the arcade, buy your date a candy necklace, and get cozy for a couple’s skate.
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