Dinner and a movie can only take you so far. Every now and then, you need something a little bit more exciting, especially on a special occasion like V-day. Rather than settling for an overpriced dinner or fighting a theatre full of other people for the best spot, ensure that your V-Day is cliché-free with these unique and unconventional date ideas instead.
Make a sweet escape
If you are not a candies and flowers kind of girl, sign you and your guy up for an escape room experience. When you work together to solve a mystery, you are fostering trust and teamwork, which are crucial in any relationship. Bonus: most of these games usually have thrilling storylines so it gives you an excuse to hold the other just a little tighter for comfort.
Take your relationship to new heights
Pack a picnic and take your date up to a scenic and romantic spot like the Southern Ridges, a park that is connected to Telok Blangah Hill Park by the Henderson Waves Bridge. It is a simple yet affordable way to show your guy that you care. To increase the romance, plan your picnic around sunset. Plus, when it starts to get a little chilly at night, it gives you an excuse to snuggle. What is there not to like?
Spread the love
There is no better way to spend time with the one you love than with a do-good (and feel even better) activity like volunteering. Giving back to those in need is not only a great way to bond and create a meaningful experience together, it can also be a super romantic experience. You and your significant other could volunteer to work at a soup kitchen or sign up to take part in a charity walk or run. Willing Hearts is an organisation that operates a soup kitchen which prepares, cooks and distributes meals to the needy. The soup kitchen will be open on Valentine’s Day, so you and your significant other can volunteer your services on the Day of Love.
Fortify your relationship
You don’t have to book a trip to enjoy a romantic getaway. Consider heading down to a beach or a park to enjoy a camp adventure under a blanket of stars. When you create a space where your relationship can take a break from the humdrum of city life, it will bring you closer together and let you laugh like kids again. For a fuss-free camping experience, you can engage the services of companies like Glamping Society that offers packages for couples like the “Romantic Fleurs Package” (prices start from $150) that come with a flower themed picnic setup, fairy lights strewn inside and outside the tent, sparkling juice and flower baskets all around the tent.
It takes two to tango
Sure, you might not able to shake your hips like Shakira. But going to a private dance class together shows your date that you are willing to step out of your comfort zone. Also, dancing brings you closer together physically, which is always good if you want to raise the temperature of your date night.
Draw him like one of your French boys
Ditch your candlelit dinner date and opt for something more interactive. Enrol in an art jamming session at restaurants like MUSEO located at Quayside Isle and cafes like Arteastiq located in Orchard Road that allows you to be playful and creative. Even if both of you are terrible at art, you can get silly and poke fun at each other’s work – it’s meant to be fun. At the end of the date, you’ll also have a memorable gift for your special someone.
Past, present, future
Show your special someone that you want him to be a part of your future by revisiting the past and recreating your first date or first Valentine’s Day together. It’s a great way to start a new tradition together as a couple. Take this date idea up a notch and come up with a detailed itinerary of all of the places you’ve been on dates to or wanted to check out. This idea is the ultimate blend of sincerity and sentimentality.
Need more ideas? Get inspired by your favourite celeb couples.