Relationship Issue: Valentine’s Day date ideas

Baking is a great activity to do with loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy of

Whether friends or more, many teens look for fun or romantic ways to commemorate February 14. Some might be costly, like going to a fancy restaurant, and others are free and easy, like watching a movie at home. With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, the time is now to decide on an activity for the special day.

The Good ‘Ol Fashioned Dinner Date:
It’s hard to go wrong with a table and food. Dinner dates might be generic, but in this case, there’s nothing wrong with that. A simple meal at home or at a restaurant is a great way to spend time with your loved one(s), and unlike a movie date, it offers people an opportunity to have face to face discussions and get to know each other more.

The Movie Date:

Even though movies don’t do much for increasing communication, they still help with improving comfortability, just in a different way. It’s commonly said that if people can sit next to each other for an elongated period of time, relaxed and without feeling the need to talk, then they have established mutual comfort. In other words, if they’re not pressured to comment something witty or try to prove themselves in some way, then their relationship is wholesome and strong. And besides, movie dates offer a great opportunity to cuddle.

Make a Scrapbook:

What better way to celebrate your relationship than by going through old photos and reminiscing together? Get with your friends or S/O, dig through some old memories and put them all together in a scrapbook- no art skills required.
Bake Together:

An inexpensive activity? Check. Bonding time? Check. Delicious chocolate chip cookies? Check! Why spend money on an expensive dinner when you can just order take out and make some dessert at home?

Go Bowling:

Roll a ball down a lane and have a ball spending time together. One of the things that makes bowling great is that it’s one of the few sports that doesn’t actually require a lot of athletic ability. Be warned, though, that it can be expensive, so come ready to leave with a lighter wallet.

Regardless of what you decide to do, make sure that everyone has a good time. At the end of the day, the most important part of Valentine’s Day is just spending it with the people you care about.