With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been binging our favorite rom coms. “Never Been Kissed.” “Definitely, Maybe.” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We’ve seen them all — and, let’s be honest, sobbed when the main characters finally get together. One thing we’ve always loved about rom-coms is the dates they go on. That’s why this year we decided to put together a list of rom-com-worthy date ideas that you can easily do. Because we can’t help ourselves, we also threw in ways to save on your dates.
Take a Class Together/Do an Activity Together
It’s been a long time since most of us have been able to spend a night out doing something fun. The break makes doing what used to feel mundane like safely going to the movies, bowling or taking a class feel more exciting. It’s the perfect opportunity to spark romance and have fun together.
Plan a Romantic Night In
As great as it can be to go out, sometimes the most romantic moments are the nights in. Lower the lights, put on slow jams and enjoy time together. Cooking together is a really cute idea for a date night in. You can cook side-by-side making dinner together, or you could have a competition to see who makes the best dinner for the other.
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Have a Spa Day
Life’s stressful. Unwinding with a couple’s massage or a spa day is the perfect way to get romance going. If you don’t want to spend the money on a spa day, you can always do one at home. It’s just as romantic, if not more, to pamper your partner with a massage, facial, manicure and/or pedicure.
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Have Dinner Out or In
Whether you get dinner from an expensive, fancy restaurant or your favorite burger joint, dinner dates are classic in rom-coms. Many restaurants have special Valentine’s Day menus that feature sensual foods and decadent desserts. Some restaurants, like pizza places, even make heart-shaped food for the occasion.
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Go on a Shopping Spree
Everyone knows the way to a woman’s heart is through diamonds, food or shopping. Since we already covered food, we’re on to shopping. Although expensive gifts are great, you don’t have to spend a lot to have fun shopping. We highly recommend going to a local resale store, setting a small budget for each person and picking out outfits for each other. It’s fun and you will share a lot of laughs and memories.
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Have a Wine or Beer Tasting
What’s better than enjoying your favorite brew with your favorite person? Trying new beer or wine flavors. We love the idea of going to a local bar and doing a wine or beer tasting. You can create a lot of good memories over drinks, and it’s even more fun when you get out of your comfort zone and try new flavors. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite.
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Play Tourist in Your Town
Another classic rom-com date is the romantic getaway. Travel isn’t possible for everyone right now, but you can still have a getaway in your own backyard. Staying at a local hotel and playing tourist in your town can be a really cool way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Go to a Record Store
Music is important to people. Someone sharing a song or album that has strong meaning in their lives is a big deal. Going to a record store together is not just a fun change-up to your normal date-night routine, it’s also a way to be vulnerable with each other and share the stories behind your favorite songs.
Creating a rom-com-worthy date night isn’t as hard as you think. All you need is a little creativity and a lot of love. You can save on Valentine’s dates, gifts and more at SaveOn.com.