8 Fresh Valentine’s Day Date Ideas to Reignite Your Spark

Valentine’s Day is all about focusing on one another and celebrating the love you share. It’s also a great opportunity to reignite the spark in your marriage. However you decide to celebrate, choose ways that are unique to you and your relationship.

In this article, we’ve rounded up some Valentine’s date suggestions to get you talking about and planning this holiday. Ready for the ideas? Let’s jump in.

Valentine’s Date Night In

Planning a “date night in” this Valentine’s Day? Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing.

1. Have a movie night to rewatch the first film you ever saw together.

What was the first movie you and your spouse ever watched together? Do you remember? This is a great opportunity to ignite a little nostalgia. Set up a “home theater,” make popcorn, and dim the lights – then settle in for an evening revisiting an old favorite.

2. Recreate fun or silly then-and-now pictures from your dating days.

Have you seen the social media trend where siblings recreate poses from old photos? It’s fun and lighthearted – so why not do the same with your spouse? If the two of you have some memorable or silly photos from your younger years, like when you were dating, try recreating them now.

3. Cook the first meal you ever prepared as newlyweds.

Oftentimes, we vividly remember turning points and firsts in our lives. If you remember the first meal you cooked together as newlyweds (or any other significant meal for that matter), recreate that for a Valentine’s date night in. Alternatively, if you’re not big on cooking, why not order your favorite takeout that brings back fond memories?

4. Create a romantic scavenger hunt just for your spouse, with clues and tokens significant to your relationship.

If you want to surprise your spouse with a little fun during your Valentine’s date night in, why not create your own home scavenger hunt? Include clues and tokens significant to your relationship, and don’t be afraid to get creative. Use the clues, and maybe even a treasure map, to lead your spouse to a heartfelt gift that shows your love for them.

Valentine’s Date Night Out

Maybe you’d rather go out for a Valentine’s date – but you both want to do something a bit different this year. While roses and candlelit dinners are wonderful, the two of you might be hoping for a change. Here are a few ideas for a slightly different outing.

5. Get tickets to see your favorite band or artist.

Is there a band or performing artist the two of you love? Look into getting tickets to a show for Valentine’s Day. The event doesn’t have to be on February 14, but the decision to go could be part of your celebration. Bonus points if the artist or performance is significant to your relationship and the memories you’ve made together.

6. Go to a museum exhibit that interests you.

Is there a museum exhibit, historical site, or event of cultural importance to you? Incorporating this outing into your Valentine’s date night could be an interesting way to spend some time together!

7. Have dinner at an unexpected destination.

Let’s say you want to go out for Valentine’s dinner. What kind of restaurant or destination might be outside your norm? Hit the arcade, go out for pizza, enjoy your favorite sandwich shop or ice cream parlor – there are so many possible ways to make new memories!

8. Nurture your personalities or special interests.

Maybe you have a shared activity or special interest that’s unique to you, both as individuals and as a couple. Consider leaning into that this Valentine’s Day. Find ways to celebrate your quirks and all the things you love about one another.

L.O.V.E. – The Perfect Valentine’s Gift Bundle for Couples

Did you know that both you and your spouse have a specific “love style” – and you can put those styles to work to make your relationship better? Our book, L.O.V.E.: Putting Your Love Styles to Work For You, is an easy-to-use resource that helps you leverage and identify your unique love style (Leader, Optimist, Validator, or Evaluator). The his and hers workbooks in this bundle will help you get the most out of this tool!

How do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Do you have a favorite Valentine’s memory you can share? We’d love to know, so leave us a comment!

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