Whether you’re single, spending quality time with friends or have a romantic date planned, Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love in all its forms. In this blog, we explore the various ways of dating - because love is not limited to one specific form. From self-discovery and adventurous solo trips to cosy moments with friends and intimate Q-time with your lover, find out how to celebrate this Valentine's Day in a unique way. Draw inspiration from different ideas and create unforgettable memories, regardless of your relationship status.
Alone, not lonely
During Valentine's Day, we celebrate love, but it doesn't necessarily have to involve someone other than yourself. A bit of self-love is equally important. Mix up your cosy, shared outings with solo dates to take a moment for yourself, discover a new passion, and realise how comfortable it can be in your own company.
GOING ON A DATE WITH YOURSELF
Travelling by yourself gives you the freedom to do what you love. If no one wants to join you for a cooking class you've been eyeing, no problem! Embrace the adventure solo and discover new passions or talents by choosing activities that speak to you. Dare to step out of your comfort zone and intentionally plan activities that might be a bit challenging or that you wouldn't normally consider. Overcoming your fears can lead to extraordinary experiences.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
There is no need to travel far to make new discoveries. There are countless cultural, historical and monumental sites all over the world that can be easily reached by train. Both popular cities and picturesque villages are full of unique hotspots, some even undiscovered. Stroll past local businesses, taste authentic delicacies of the region or visit a museum to learn more about the history of the place. Explore the unexpected and be amazed by the diversity of these nearby destinations!
Together with Friends
Spend the day with the people you love, like your friends or family. Not quite sure what you want to do yet? Here are a few ideas:
THE GIFT OF GIVING
For some, gifts are the perfect way to show they care. During Valentine's Day, a gift can feel all the more special, whether it is for a partner, friend or family member. Plan with your friends to buy each other gifts or surprise your favourite travel partner with a useful travel item. Still looking for a suitable gift? Check out our Valentine's Gift page!
Invite your girls for a relaxing evening. How you fill this evening is entirely up to you! Try out a new makeup look together or share your skincare products. Later turn on a fun rom com, such as Bridget Jones' Diary, while serving everyone’s favourite snacks. Enjoy an evening of quality time with your friends!
Perhaps this Valentine's Day might mark the beginning of a new love story between you and your potential partner. Enjoying your first date on this day can make your meeting extra special and create a romantic spark.
WALKING ESCAPE ROOM
An easy icebreaker for a first date is a walking escape room. In this game, you take a walk through the city, which not only helps you get to know it better, but you can also enjoy solving an exciting mystery. This way you remain actively engaged, so less time for those awkward silences! A fun way to get to know each other better and to see if you make a good couple.
Get to know your date better by doing a Q&A session together. You can find these online or create your own! In case of the latter, each of you writes down five to ten questions. These can be about hobbies, family, ambitions, or quirky facts. Try to avoid questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no. This way, you'll have the opportunity to talk about many topics that you wouldn't normally come up!
Quality Time with Your Lover
Whether reminiscing about your first date or creating new adventures together, spending time with the person you love the most is always special. Here are some ideas to make this special bond even stronger:
RELIVE YOUR FIRST DATE
Go back in time and recreate the early sparks between the two of you. For example, if it was a walk in the park, take the same route again. Did you eat at a particular restaurant? Book a table and order the same dish again. By reliving your first date, you'll experience those butterflies in your stomach that you felt during your initial encounter.
SPEND THE NIGHT IN NATURE
Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy an unforgettable experience together without having to travel far. Choose for an overnight stay in a bed and breakfast in the midst of nature. Here, you can find peace together and simply enjoy each other's company. Wake up to a beautiful view and relish a delicious, hearty breakfast. A wonderful way to get away and recharge together, surrounded by a calming environment.
Cherish Every Moment
Whatever you choose to do on Valentine's Day, remember that the most important thing is to enjoy it. Let the day be filled with love, joy and unforgettable moments that suit your unique celebration of love! Happy Valentine's Day!