Dating just a short while and not quite ready for monogrammed bath robes? Take the pressure off by sharing some laughs at your local comedy club. It may be too soon for pre-fixe menus at a five star eatery, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a memorable date night. Sharing laughter over two-drink minimums and Buffalo wings may be one of the best ways to get to know your partner; nothing says true love like instantaneous snorting of hot sauce.
The Naked Stage
Making it past the newbie dating scene and spending time under the covers is lovely; in the naked stage, the veil of uncertainty is lifted and you happily sink in to comfortable stability. But what if comfort lends itself to monotony and the excitement is all but gone? This Valentine’s night, leave the flannel pajamas in the dryer and go to bed together wearing nothing but smiles, holding a custom-made massage coupon. It doesn’t matter if you are a novice to this type of seduction; the key word here is seduction.
The Parent Trap
Do your adorable energy-drains (otherwise known as your children) have you sleep-walking your way through life? It may be time to schedule some freedom fun with your partner. What better time than Valentine’s Day to remind each other that life is about more than just diaper duty? Balance the baby-load and log on line to discover many grown up getaways available on the Internet. Find a local bed and breakfast, a baby sitter (relatives are excellent) and try not to leave permanent skid marks in the driveway.
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors but don’t have a romantic bone in your body? Nature lovers can relax; romance is all around. A leisurely walk in the park with wine and cheese in tow is an excellent way to spend the day. There is something about laying on a blanket outdoors with your special someone that can make even romance-challenged partners feel the love. The birds will sing your praises as you snuggle up under the shade. Just remember to watch for falling…souvenirs.
Valentine’s Day is viewed as a day for lovers; a time to celebrate that special someone in our lives. But what if you are flying solo right now? Where’s the special day to acknowledge letting go of someone who was wrong for you? To this, I say we substitute the word Valentine for Victory.
:the quality or state of being in a couple: the absence of being single