9-1-1: Valentine’s Day Plans
Valentine’s Day is here! While most of us have plans later this evening, many are procrastinators and are still trying to think of what to do. Let’s face it, work and other personal things have bombarded our planning, and now we are looking up any and all restaurants with availablities on OpenTable.
To help all those last-minute planners out there, I have a few suggestions. You only truly need a few hours to pull something off. For the singles out there, you are in luck! Valentine’s Day fall on a Thursday, which means limitless possibilities. While all the couples will be busy taking over the restaurants, this leaves the bars and clubs open and available for all the singles to mingle as they please. Or on the flip side, if you are more in the mood for a low-key night, invite the friends for a night in and order from your favorite take-out while binge-watching all the rom-coms in the world.
For those who are taken, you are in a bit of a pickle, but it is nothing you can’t overcome. To be honest, restaurants are going to be overly crowded, and without a reservation it may be hard to land something nice. However, who says you can’t be the cook this evening? Spending quality time with your significant other or date is what truly matters, so why be around so many people when you can keep it intimate and treat your partner to a home-cooked meal? Obviously you are going to want to set the mood with candles and flowers, but your partner will feel special by this romantic change of pace and surprise.
Another option of course is sucking it up and taking your partner to the theater to watch that terrible rom-com that is in theaters just in time for the holiday. Your partner will know you are not particularly interested in the movie, but that you are going for the day, which is what counts and comes across as very selfless and sweet. And if the theater is too far, just opt for an on-demand movie in bed to allow for snuggling.
Speaking of the bedroom, this is the ultimate move if you have absolutely nothing else planned. Your partner wants to feel special this evening so make sure you bring actual dessert in bed like chocolate covered strawberries with whipped cream. If things get taken to the next level, well isn’t that the whole point?
And of course you cannot forget the gift. Luckily, stores are open all day, so make sure to pick up something big or small to surprise your partner. Some people don’t love gifts, but even a little surprise is nice on this evening, like a stuffed animal or box of chocolates. For others who love gift-giving, think of all the things your partner has dropped hints about and splurge to see that smile on their face.
Ultimately, this holiday is about spending time with someone you love — or think you may one day love — so go out there and make those last minute plans happen.
Happy Valentine’s Day!