4 Valentine’s Dates You’ll Actually Enjoy
Look, we all know Valentines day is just a glorified cash-grab by big companies. What if this year you stick it to Hallmark and ditch the cheesy cards, chocolates, and fancy dinners? I say you go on a date that makes all those people in the snooty French restaurants jealous. This Valentine’s Day, why not try something you might actually enjoy?
Yeah that’s right, lasers. Ditch the suit and slip on a power pack because you two are going laser tagging. I don’t care that you’re 32 and technically an adult with “responsibilities” and “taste,” laser tag is nothing but pure fun. Screw lousy double dates in some diner, grab all the couples you know, and blast them to bits with your beloved. It’s like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, except everyone has lasers and also no one dies.
Go to a Weird Museum
You know what’s boring? Romantic dinners. Look, it’s a rose, wow, there’s a cupid sculpture, oh hey, the hair in my soup is in the shape of a heart. Step it up and go someplace that will actually create new conversations. NYC is full of them and there are other oddities all over the country. The weirder the better, I’m betting you’ll both learn a lot about each other in a museum that teaches you about the history of freak shows.
Make a 10,000 calorie buffet
Who doesn’t like junk food? Commies, that’s who. If you’re a red-blooded American, you know you love going to town on those snacks. So, for one night you two just go crazy. Get every guilty pleasure, every treat, every cheat food imaginable, and cover your dining room table with them. Then the both of you just dig in, no judgments, no holding back. I guarantee you two will be cracking up in minutes at the sheer absurdity of the situation.
Watch a movie on the ceiling
Grab a cheap projector and aim it at your ceiling. Then clear a space on the floor and lay out some blankets. Boom, you and your partner can now watch your favorite movie on the biggest, flattest screen in your house. This isn’t just a movie night, it’s a home theatre night. Do the 10,000 calorie buffet before this for extra effect. Stuff your faces then collapse on the floor and watch a movie. It’s a perfect plan.
I guess what I’m saying here is, do something fun. I know that TV shows and movies make you think you need to spend a lot of money, but creativity goes a hell of a lot farther. After a while, all the jewelry and dinners start to run together, but that time you saw which one of you could shove the most mini muffins into your face? That’s a memory that will bring a smile to your face for years to come.