By Louise Bonquin

Valentine’s Day is upon us and lovers around the world are preparing for the occasion. Most people want to give the best date for their partners and want it to be a memorable Valentine’s Day experience for their loved one.

“Valentine’s Day is just one day out of a remaining 364 in which to demonstrate your affection,”  relationship expert and author of “Allowing Magnificence,” Susan Winter told Bustle. “Don’t buy into the consumer marketing ploy. Meaningful relationships are built on small, consistent acts of kindness over the entirety of a relationship. Grand gestures pale in comparison to the littler acts of ongoing appreciation and thoughtfulness.”

For those who are searching for good Valentine’s Day date activities, below are 10 ideas to consider. They are fun, can be old-school too but really work in achieving that romantic mood for the day of the hearts.

Get Tickets for a Musical or Ballet Show

The two of you can dress up a bit for this date. It is likely that there are shows in your town so check out the schedule and reserve two tickets for your date night.

Suite for a Retreat Date 

For a more special evening with your loved one, make a reservation at a hotel for a romantic day. You can also prepare champagne and dinner right in your room.

Recreate Your First Date 

Take a trip down the memory lane by recreating your first date. Did the two of you stroll at a park that day, do exactly the same on Valentine’s day and you can even wear the same clothes as well for a complete recreation of that day.

Romantic Stroll 

Dating on Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be expensive. A simple stroll with your partner and watching the sunset together is a romantic dating idea too! Walk while holding hands and enjoy the views of the sunset.

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