For a long time, we’ve created a lot of pressure on ourselves to give the perfect gifts, have the most romantic dates and make the grandest gestures on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the thing, as long as you don’t treat your partner badly on the day, there is no reason to treat it differently to any other day or date. With a possible Valentine’s Day in lockdown this year, we’re facing new challenges in the dating world without all of this added pressure. So why shouldn’t you let it intimidate you this coming February?
Valentine’s Day Is Just Another Holiday
You may have noticed that we have a lot of them all year round. Card companies make enough money from us. Between Christmas, Easter, and Halloween enough is spent on holidays throughout the year that Valentines Day is just another added cost on top of this. Remember not to get caught up in it. It’s fine to skip the holiday if your bank account is still recovering from Christmas. You can also avoid the pressure by being romantic at Christmas.
You Can Be Romantic All Year Round
Why should we need an assigned day to appreciate our other halves? If you treat each other well all year round and go on regular dates, one more day shouldn’t intimidate you. You don’t have to top yourself just because the media and society tell you to. It’s probably better to avoid going on a date at the same time as everyone else. It makes the date feel more special if you’re one of only a few on the date.
This is probably the biggest reason not to be intimidated by the day. Everyone else on the planet is living it. Even if they aren’t doing it in the same way as you are. Arguably, this is a reason not to celebrate the holiday at all, everyone else is doing it. It almost takes the romance out of it all. Nevertheless, it’s sometimes good to get the reminder to appreciate your partner. If you’re stuck in a routine and forget to go on dates this is the perfect excuse to do it.
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Virtual Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Not everyone can be together this year, but that’s okay. If you’re Northamptonshire dating there are ways to celebrate online.
Write A Love Letter
It will feel old fashioned, but it’s very romantic. It will be a great change for your partner to receive something that isn’t a card or a bill. Bonus points for making it personal: detail the reasons you love them or remind them of the great dates you’ve had together in the past. If you’re struggling with ideas, there are plenty of guides online to help you out.
Book An Online Cocktail Class
Online classes are good because you can do them whether you live together or not. Cocktails are a lovely treat to have on a date, but if you aren’t drinkers there are plenty of other classes you can take. From art to language, you can find classes in most of your shared interests. I would suggest cooking or cocktails for Valentine’s Day though because it means you can enjoy the finished product together either through a video app or in person.
If you’re currently trying to meet people online, I’ve written a guide to staying safe while online dating.
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