When love is in the air, a box of chocolate, bouquet of roses or candlelit dinners almost always warms the heart. But, when the next Valentine’s Day rolls around again, you start asking: “What can I do different this Valentine’s Day?”
For the adventurer: Rekindle the romance by spending Valentine’s Day doing an outdoor activity, like horseback riding, going on a boat ride or ice skating holding hands. If you are looking to be active and healthy at the same time, plan a hike and end it in a meadow with a picnic and some delicious food. Or if you want to bring out your inner child, take a trip to the zoo and enjoy looking at wildlife, while sharing the simple pleasure of being in the company of someone you love.
For food lovers: As a die hard foodie, you’re probably used to eating at the trendy new restaurants around town. Use this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to relax at home and learn a little more about one other through the art of cooking. You’ll be thanking yourselves later when you have a yummy home cooked meal, instead of venturing out to packed restaurants filled with overpriced dishes. If you are at a loss on where to start with your Valentine’s Day dinner menu, try these fancy, but, easy-to-make recipes from the Huffington Post.
For Do-Gooders: Take a friend or a special someone to volunteer at the local homeless shelter or retirement home. Not only will those in need be feeling the love, you will walk out feeling good about yourself, and perhaps even with a new Valentine’s Day annual tradition.
For singles: For all you single folks, celebrate flying solo by hosting a raging party – singles only. Over at Bustle, they offer a few tips on how to throw a Valentine’s Day party that will have guests turning over a new leaf for the holiday.
So how are you breaking the stereotypes this Valentine?