Valentine’s Day Plan for the Adventurous Gentleman

“Women dig a public expression of love, especially
if its slightly embarrassing for you.”

It’s here gents, our most dreaded day of the year.  We just suffered through the holiday season and boom, like a duck on a June bug Valentine’s Day is on us.  Just what we need, another made-up holiday to generate business for retailers. Hopefully the person in your life doesn’t place a lot of importance on this day, but if they do, it’s up to you to have a strategy.

Most (cool) women just want you to acknowledge the day and mostly because their friends are going to ask them what you did.  So you need to do something.  Thankfully we have crafted a very cool list of  Valentine’s Day Ideas to keep you out of Chez Bow Wow on this errr, holiday.

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1. Re-enact Your First Date

This is a great Valentines Day idea for several reasons, one of which is it shows you put some thought into the day. Plan a nostalgic evening that captures how you met.  Perhaps you met on the ski slopes or at a music venue. Get into it, wear the same shirt, eat and drink the same food and beverages from that special day.  Chances are you picked a place you will still enjoy so it will be fun but don’t forget the card. After you buy the card you must write at least four sentences in it.  Don’t be a meathead and just sign it. The card is more important than the flowers.  If you don’t believe us, just ask the nearest woman.

2. Blow Off Work For The Day

On the East Coast this is called ‘taking a snow day’ and it’s one of the best Valentines Day ideas. Both of you take the day off work. Do something youthful like ride bikes to the arcade or go hiking or skiing. Perhaps rent a motorcycle or a boat, but do it when you are supposed to be at work so it’s special and a bit naughty.

Spending time with your loved one during the day is much more fun than going to a restaurant at 7pm with all the sheep that lack creativity and just want to check the box on Valentines Day.  Skip school with all the cool kids, you will have a blast!

3. Pretend To Meet For The First Time

Valentine’s Day is coming whether you like it or not, so you might as well have some fun with it. Avoiding the retail traps is also a good strategy.  Book a room at a swanky hotel near your house and ask your special someone to meet you there at 6pm.  Ask her to dress nice. Dress strangely cool, maybe some sort of disguise like a fake mustache or a bow tie.  Ham it up in front of the bartender and drink spy drinks like martini’s, scotch, Manhattans or French 75.  Head to dinner or order room service.  There is no need to worry about cleaning up so be decadent and messy.

4. Go To Your Favorite Dive Bar

Lets face it, no matter what status you’ve achieved in life, you will have more fun at your local dive bar than that tired old small plate, craft cocktail, overpriced hipster restaurant that is spreading across America like a plague.  The idea is to do something special, not necessarily fancy. If you have the right woman this will be a blast for you both.  Go see the local band or karaoke night and dance and drink tequila with the colorful people.  Play Journey on the jukebox and serenade your lady with with some quality air guitar.  Women dig a public expression of love especially if its slightly embarrassing for you.

5. Plan a Special Evening at Home

This Valentines Day idea may seem like the low hanging fruit but if it’s done right your darlin will be swept off her feet.  The first chore is to get the kids out of the house, and the nanny, grandma, the nice but annoying neighbors, whomever – get em out!

Next you need to assess your culinary skills to see what you are capable of producing.  The meal needs to be at least three courses.  Don’t get out over your skis, stay in your lane and plan an appetizer, a main course and a dessert.  Leave work a couple hours early to get home and start prepping.  Be wearing an apron when she comes home, but have a change of clothes ready for dinner.  Nothing says romance like a candlelit, home-cooked meal with good music and wine.

But don’t forget the card!