The countdown to Valentine's Day is underway. Dinner reservations have to be made weeks in advance, as a standard.
The cost of roses triple, and if your sweetheart is labeled as high-maintenance, be prepared to make a trip to the jewelry store, because roses or chocolates just won't do.
Whether you are single, in a long-term relationship or just recently met someone new, Valentine's Day beckons for our attention.
Jan. 25, Huffington Post writes, 'No matter what stage of a relationship you're in, Valentine's Day can be a source of much angst. It's not so much the explosion of chubby cherubs and red hearts that gets us, as it is having to find Valentine's Day date ideas."
Here are the some ideas for Valentine's Day fun, whether you are attached, or single for the day.
1. Be a tourist in your own city. Consider what makes your city great and attracts tourist. Museums, photo or art galleries, local points of interest, historical landmarks, any popular tourist attractions will do. Go out to these places and enjoy the scene. If you are single, once you're out having fun, Valentine's Day becomes just another fun day.
2. Take a cooking class. Even the best cooks can always pick-up some pointers from a Pro. If your cooking skills are average, look at it as a good chance to improve or learn how to prepare unique, or exotic meals.
3. Listen to live music. Check out local clubs or bars offering live rock, jazz or karaoke events. Hang-out and enjoy the music, and if the mood strikes you? Go on stage and sing your favorite songs, that make you smile.
4. Take a dance class. Check your town for a local dance studio that offers, Salsa, Country, Hip-hop, Jazz, or Ballroom dance lessons. Salsa lessons are great, you can dance on your own, or be pared with a partner in class.
5. No date, have an impromptu party! Invite every single or divorced friend, co-worker or neighbor, to a pot-luck event. Everyone can bring, whatever they choose? Just add wine and soft-drinks and you have a very cool, easy Valentine's Day soiree.