Valentine’s Day is filled with classic gifts like chocolate and romantic dinner, but isn’t there something a little more exciting you could do to treat your sweetie to some fun? We certainly think so! Read on to learn some of the top ways we know of to reconnect with your loved one and let them know how loved they are.
Look at Old Photos
Whether you’ve been together for 6 months or 60 years, you can always revisit fond memories with your significant other. Take a look at photos the two of you took together and reminisce about that vacation you took to the mountains. Break out the wedding album! If the two of you haven’t been together that long, dig up childhood photos instead. We know that they would love to see pictures of you as a little kid, and you can have them dig up some of their favorite photos of themselves, too.
Try a Fitness Class Together
Regardless of how athletic the two of you are, you can probably find a fun gym class to go to together. In fact, studies have shown that couples who endure a physical challenge together tend to feel more satisfied with their relationship and more in love with their partners once the challenge is over. Plus, working out is a natural mood booster that will keep the two of you smiling all evening long. Whether you want to try yoga or a salsa dancing class, it could be a lot of fun and a break away from a typical date night.
Cook for Each Other
There is just something so romantic about partners cooking for one another. Ask your partner what they would like to eat for Valentine’s Day dinner and ask if they want to help you cook it! You two can playfully flirt in the kitchen while cooking and help each other with the dishes at the end of the night. And, if you aren’t much of a cook, that’s okay! Worst case scenario, the two of you ruin the dish and you grab takeout instead. Either way, we think it’s pretty romantic.
Serving the community can be a rewarding experience, but it can also make for a fun memory when you do it with your partner. You can assist at a food bank or homeless shelter, or perhaps give some time at an animal shelter near you. It shouldn’t take long to find somewhere your services are needed, and you and your loved one can feel good knowing that you spent your time helping others in need.
Try Something New
Have you always wanted to go for a ride in a hot air balloon? Maybe you’ve been wanted to go to the new trampoline park in town. Whatever it is, take the plunge and try something new. If it’s new for both of you, your bodies will both be releasing oxytocin—the “love” hormone. By trying something out together, you can grow closer than you would have if you had just stayed home and snuggled on the couch.
Go on a Double Date
If you and your S.O. are pretty outgoing and sociable, then you might find that a double date is the perfect way to spend the day. One-on-one time is great, but friends are great too. In fact, a 2014 study that was presented at a social psychology conference found that couples who went out with other couples, and received validation from the other couple, felt greater passion towards each other at the end of the group activity.
Recreate Your First Date
Regardless of whether your first date was perfect or a disaster, recreating it could be a lot of fun! The closer it gets to the real first date, the more fun it will be. Include the awkward hug or kiss on the cheek at the end of the night, too! Both of you will laugh and reminisce all night long, as well as be able to happily reflect on how far you’ve come.
While it’s fun to switch things up on Valentine’s Day, there are some traditions that should stay alive! What better way to surprise your partner than with a beautiful, full floral arrangement? We can’t think of anything better. Pick them up on the way home or have them delivered to their office; whatever you choose, our team of florists is here to help. Reach out now, and we will get you the best bouquet in all of Washington DC!
We hope you have an incredible Valentine’s Day! Nosegay is here for any and all of your floral needs, especially when it comes to sending a bouquet to that special someone. We have the fastest flower delivery service in the area, and we look forward to showing you just how fast we can be!