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So, you’ve looked at your calendar and realized that it’s February 14 - and you haven’t planned anything. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Well, instead of making a beeline for the closest candy shop to stock up on truffles, why not get a bit creative? If you’re struggling to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day date to woo your fiancé(e) (or spouse or partner) use this list as inspo.

Here are a few last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas.

  • Marathon rom coms on Netflix (it’s got everything from Valentine’s Day to 50 First Dates)
  • Have a game night. Strip poker (or Strip Happy Days Game) is definitely an option.
  • Turn your bathroom into a spa with the help of some candles and bubbles. 
  • Elope
  • Get creative in the kitchen and make dinner with your S.O.
  • Go camping in your living room. Bonus points if you have a fireplace to make s’mores with.
  • Buy a few bottles and host your own wine tasting at home.
  • Learn to craft fancy cocktails and turn your kitchen into a bar for the evening.
  • Hit a local comedy club.
  • Go head-to-head in a videogame marathon.
  • Recreate a scene from his or her favourite movie or music video.
  • Have a paint night (and use each other as models). 
  • Make a love-focused playlist and have a dance off.
  • Learn to waltz with the help of YouTube.
  • Try out couples yoga.
  • Take a trip to a local gallery or museum.
  • Watch the sunset and do a bit of stargazing.
  • Sample cocktails at a trendy new bar (or local watering hole).
  • Go skating.
  • Hit the road for a scenic drive or impromptu road trip.
  • Book a night in a hotel.
  • Stage a photo shoot.
  • Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the landmarks.
  • Try something new, like role play.
  • Embrace your inner pop stars and belt it out karaoke.

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