Well, it’s almost here, Valentine’s Day 2018 that is. I don’t know about you, but the thought doesn’t exactly inspire feelings of romance and love. In fact, I'm sure many of you will agree that V-day can be a minefield for couples.
It’s just one day of the year but it can take up so much space in a relationship. All of the pressure to make it special often causes arguments and nervousness and the results are the exact opposite of what we’re looking for.
Nevertheless, for those of you brave enough to tackle Valentines Day, I have some advice.
1. Skip the expensive restaurant
Valentine’s Day is just one day of the year, and a meaningful relationship isn’t built over a bouquet of roses or a candle lit dinner at an expensive restaurant. Often you’ll have to book weeks in advance, you can get herded in and out like cattle, and you can spend the cost of a flight to New York on the bill. It’s not worth it.
2. Do something less traditional
Go to a pub, go bowling, see a live band. Get your fortune read… and if it’s bad then you can laugh about it later when you get married. Be adventurous. Get out of your comfort zone, challenge each other to be creative and you might just surprise one another.
3. Go out with other couples
This means you won’t be each other’s sole focus of attention. Often times what makes someone most attractive is how they behave around others. There’s nothing hotter than seeing your partner laugh and have fun with friends and it’s contagious.
4. Skip Valentine’s Day altogether
Stay home, buy a bottle of nice wine and see what is on Netflix. Valentine’s Day gets more and more commercial by the year. A romantic movie, wine and candles on a cold winter’s evening is perfect - especially for those of us who lead busy lives.
And, as always, if you’re single and looking for the right match - not just any match - call me; I’m here to help you find love!