Fun Non-Traditional Dates to Go On with the Bae
Written by Karina Ortiz and Toni Trinh
As known, Valentine’s Day tends to be the day where couples profess their undying love for each other, and crushes celebrate their relationship by going out to a movie or on a dinner date. Meanwhile, there are other couples who would rather just hang out and avoid the lovey dovey day altogether. For couples who do not like all of the lovey dovey activities, or want to change it up to do to impress that special someone, here are some suggestions on what to do for Valentine’s day.
Instead of going out to a traditional dinner place, explore new places around the city that your partner or you haven’t been to, or if going out to places is not an option, take out from a different place. Baking together is also fun activity to do as a couple, and the best part is that the couple can eat the delicious food afterwards. It is also a cool way to discover each other’s talents.
“The traditional date of going out to dinner gets boring after awhile, so personally I prefer something unique and different than the usual dinner date,” Rubi Rios Valdez ‘16 said.
If your partner or you like animals, such as dogs or cats, go to your local pet shop.
A camp out in the backyard, put a tent up, make some marshmallows, and put on a movie. Or rent your favorite movies and have a movie night. Also, going to the movies is always a great opportunity to laugh at the couples who are trying so hard to make the date perfect. The couple can enjoy the movie together and enjoy each other’s company.
Concerts are one of the great ways to bond. Dancing and singing with each other where everybody is having a good time. Swaying to the music during the slow songs and making fun of all the people doing untasteful dance moves, but everyone around them start to push them out of the area. The couple can serenade each other and just laugh at how ridiculous they being.
Re-creating childhood activities, such as building a fort, playing childhood games, or watch old childhood shows can also be interesting. Even something childish, such as having an arcade date, can turn into the ultimate olympic games to who shall prevail and win all the events and claim victory for all. It is a fun way to get to see how childish they can be and buy cheesy toys with the tickets. Something like a ring [a plastic ring, not a proposal] or a teddy bear or simply candy a day the couples will never forget.
“If it’s a nontraditional [date], but well thought out [and] the effort is there for a reason then [I would prefer] that,“ Leah Borden ‘18 said.
Paintballing is a fun way to bond with a significant other and or with some friends,as it will create a healthy competition where one person shall be victorious in the epic battle to the death. If the couple is going through a rough patch in their relationship, they can battle it out and show who is boss. Not only would this giving bragging rights for the rest of the relationship, but it is also a fun activity to do together.
Instead of wasting money on an expensive gift or on a date, save the money and give each other a Do it Yourself [DIY] gift, or save the money and use it later on another special event. Giving someone something personal sometimes seems more caring and significant, such as a picture frame, or even a gift basket with their favorite movies and candy.