5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

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Now that Valentine’s Day is almost here, you may be trying to figure out what to do for that special someone. You could do the traditional dinner and a movie, but that can get boring pretty fast.

“We are creatures of habit, and we tend to get into ruts. Going to the same restaurants and doing the same thing date after date eventually becomes mundane. We are hardly aware we are dating; we are now simply going out to eat,” said Dr. Gary Chapman.

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This year, why don’t you spice things up a bit and try something new? Here are some ways to make this Valentine’s Day your best one yet.

1. Hit the spa

Book a massage for two and enjoy a relaxing spa day. By the time you finish pampering, you’ll be ready to go home and relish each other’s smooth skin. You can get a great deal on couple’s massages at websites such as Groupon and Living Social. If you’d rather stay home, you can grab the massage oil and take turns working out each other’s knots and kinks.

2. Take a sexy art class

Take art appreciation to a whole new level. Instead of sticking to run-of-the-mill art classes, try body painting or a couples wine and painting party. You can spend time cleaning each other up afterward.

“Couples who engage in unique activities that they don’t usually do experience an increase in marital satisfaction. New activities stimulate the same parts of the brain that were ignited when you were first dating and help recreate the chemical surges of early courtship,” said relationship experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.

3. Go on a weekend getaway

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Pack your bags and go on a romantic weekend trip. Toss your workweek cares aside as you soak in the atmosphere at a cozy bed and breakfast or a cabin in the woods. If hotel convenience is more your style, stay in and order room service. You can rediscover each other while getting a little frisky between the sheets.

“We are to become friends, partners, and lovers. Remember, your relationship, married or single, can be as great as you want it to be or as dull and boring as you let it become. It is your choice!” said pastor and marriage counselor Vern A. Jensen.

4. Take a cooking class

Skip your traditional candlelit dinner and spend some time in the kitchen instead. Show off your culinary skills by taking a cooking class together. Add a bit of romance by feeding each other your tasty creations. You can start your search for a cooking class near you by vising the Sur La Table website.

5. Take a partner yoga class

Strengthen your bond and your body by signing up for a yoga class for partners. You’ll take a step toward improving your health and your sex life. It’s a win-win. Yoga experts Cain Carroll and Lori Kimata emphasize how partner yoga can bring fun into your relationship:

Partner yoga creates the opportunity to be in an interdependent partnership. Unlike partner-assisted yoga, where one person is doing the yoga posture and the other is assisting, partner yoga partners are mutually beneficial…Both of you are giving support and receiving benefits from the joint posture at the same time…Exploring the perfect balance between the two of you is half the fun. The playfulness arises from the dynamic nature of partnership.

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