When you think of the picture perfect romance, it often all starts with the most amazing date. And why wouldn’t it – isn’t that how all budding romances begin? With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve all pretty much got dates on the brain. Whether you’re single or taken, it’s hard not to get swept up in the magic of Valentine’s. But dating doesn’t just have to be saved for a special occasion; perfect dates can be enjoyed year round. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, or you’re reading up to find out where to take your girl this year, these ideas should help.
In all of the great love films, in all of the most romantic novels, a date always looks best when a picnic is included. Just imagine it – a beautiful summer’s day (okay, so this one might have to wait a few months), a fresh breeze, and a beautiful couple very much in love. When a picnic basket stocked with your favourite foods, a cool bottle of bubbles, and a sweet little blanket is laid out, it really is what dating dreams are made of.
A Cosy Pub
If you’re not one for the cliche romantic movies, then you might want something a little more down to earth. For any food lover or someone that wants to enjoy great company in the cosiest of spots, a local Gastro pub is always the answer. Not only will it be warm and inviting, but you can also often find they make the most romantic spots for a low-key date.
A Weekend Away
You might feel as if this one is over the top, but how much is too much when it comes to love? If you’ve got the budget and you really want to spoil your Valentine (or your loved one at any time of year), nothing says I Love You as much as a well-deserved break away. When you head into the city or countryside for a weekend, not only go you get to spend quality time together, but you get to relax, de-stress and make precious memories together.
Perhaps you’re over doing the same things you’ve done a million times before, and that’s cool too. If you’re tired of the dinner and movie kind of dates, then you’re going to want to try something new. And what could be more new and exciting than something adventurous? Whether you choose to go ice skating, horseback riding, or even on an air balloon ride, there are a million and one adventurous dates to plan for a bit of excitement.
A Glamorous Evening
If you see St. Valentine’s Day as the one time each year that you can pull out all the stops, why not think about doing a date old-fashioned style: full of glamour. There’s just something about old world glamour that girls can’t get enough of. So why not head to somewhere fancy, sip on classic cocktails and make your date look as if it walked right out of an old black and white movie.