10 Valuable Valentine’s tips

Bri Heath and Christine Klee

1) Go out to a movie and a romantic dinner. On Feb. 12, the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” will be released in theatres. The star-studded film features the love lives of numerous people who are somehow interconnected. For a twist on the movie and a dinner idea, cook dinner yourself and take your date to a drive-in theatre instead.

2) Pamper your loved one by treating them to a day at the spa. Afterwards, meet them for a fun night at a pool or jacuzzi.

3) Prepare your date’s favorite snacks and go on a picnic.

4) Have popcorn and hot chocolate with a movie or two at home. Try one of these favorites: “Love, Actually”, “Definitely, Maybe”, “The Proposal” or the more serious “What Dreams May Come”.

5) For singles: throw a party – Forget about romantic love. Celebrate your friendships with movies like “Beaches”, “Now and Then”, “Thelma & Louise” or “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. Guys, how about some action or comedy? Try “Pineapple Express”, “Transformers” or “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”.

6) Go canoeing at a local lake, such as Chollas Lake on College Grove Drive.

7) Create a fun scavenger hunt which will lead your special someone to a cozy setting or a meaningful gift.

8) If all of your friends happen to be coupled, throw a game night. Come up with games which will eventually determine the couple of the night – and the couple who is least compatible. Think “The Newlywed Game.”

9) Attend a play at a theatre like Old Globe, which coincidentally sells tickets for 20 dollars if you are under age thirty. Also, you could go to a spoken word performance or a poetry slam.

10) Anti-Valentine’s Day: Celebrate the day doing with anti-V-day activities. wear shirts that say “I hate happy couples” or “Screw Valentine’s Day” or watch slasher films.

If you really hate Valentine’s Day, you can throw your own “I hate Valentine’s Day” party. Just be sure to only invite singles or unhappy couples.