Looking for ideas this Valentine’s Day?


Love is in the air with Valentine's Day fast approaching. Luckily it falls on a Saturday this year so whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s a great excuse to celebrate. We’ve come up with a couple of groups to hopefully give everyone some inspiration but remember it doesn’t matter what category you are in this year because they are all pretty great.

For the singles
Most couples will be spending a quiet and romantic evening together, leaving the bars, pubs and clubs less packed and ready for you to have a great night. Do not feel jealous about everyone in love and enjoy being single and carefree – you never know who you might meet and remember to be confident. Nights in are also acceptable as long as you are surrounded with friends and there is plenty of great snacks and cocktails. Note: sitting by yourself watching Bridget Jones and stalking your ex-boyfriend does not count as a night in – go out and enjoy yourself, the photos of you glammed up will be better revenge on your ex anyway.

For the hopeless romantic
If you’re madly in love and want to shout it from the rooftops because you are so happy, then go for it. But be careful that it doesn’t become too cheesy or cliche. The more creative your idea is the more surprising and memorable it will be. Think of something you know your Valentine will love and won’t be expecting like making a treasure hunt across your favourite spot. You could hide some of your Valentine’s favourite treats and a present along the way, or make a box of clues about what their main present will be so they have to guess. (Any ‘The Fault in our Stars’ fans will particularly be grateful for this gesture).

For the long distance Skype-ers
Forget the separation between you two and ignore smug couples all over each other and act like you are right next to each other. Get all dressed up in your fancy eveningwear and set an exact time to Skype or Facetime. Treat it like a real date so check your make-up and straighten your tie before pressing the call button. Set candles, use proper cutlery and plates and, depending on the time difference, eat the same meal at the same time to create your own online dinner date.  This will stand out from your typical calls in pyjamas chatting about your day and add a romantic spark. Bonus points for being so organised is that you can both open your letter and/or present while on the call so they can see your reaction.

For the independent loving yourself this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is all about love and loving yourself totally counts. Treat yourself to a relaxing day of pampering at a spa or a massage to feel totally relaxed. Go to your favourite restaurant or cook your favourite meal – be as naughty and quirky as you like because no-one is there to judge and it is all about you. Then watch your favourite film in your tattiest trackies because you don’t have to impress anyone and you’re happy making the most of that freedom because it won’t last forever.

Remember, the more effort and thought you’ve put in, the more brownie points you’ll get so choose wisely – it doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as the sentiment is behind it.

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Posted on 13th February 2015 by Elinore Court.

Elinore Court lives at Liberty House in London, she is studying a masters degree in Magazine Journalism at City University.

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