Valentine’s Day is coming up and your man is likely sweating trying to come up with the perfect date plans. Instead, why not try a little role-reversal this February 14? Here are a few ways to surprise your sweetheart and to remind him what Valentine’s Day is all about: celebrating your love.
Kick back and relax at home.
Valentine’s Day can be one of high stress for most men as they want to make it the best one for their lovely lady. Take the pressure off by making it a night of relaxation and natural romance instead. Cuddle up on the couch, watch a good action flick or comedy, and snack on popcorn. Kick it up a notch by cooking his favorite meal or baking his favorite dessert. And he’ll feel like the luckiest man alive if you throw on some lingerie to end the evening.
Take him to his favorite spot.
You don’t have to spend your whole paycheck on a candlelit dinner at an upscale restaurant to have a special time with your date. Keep it casual and fun, instead. Does he have a favorite steakhouse or a bar he frequents? Take him there and assure him that you’ve got the bill this time. He’ll feel comfortable in the familiar environment and appreciate that you thought of him.
Take up a hobby of his for a day.
Does your hubby have a hobby you have little to no interest in? This Valentine’s Day, suggest that he give you some insight into his favorite pastime. He’ll be thrilled to show off, even more so if you become a participant. For example, if he’s big into gaming and you normally can’t stand the sight of him being sucked into the screen, pick up a controller and challenge him to a game. Laugh off your lack of skills and let him feel good about being able to teach you something. The resulting bonding experience and the bright smile on his face will make it worthwhile.
Plan a small getaway.
Take some time away from everyday distractions to reconnect. Enjoy a fun day of skiing and then spend the night in a cozy cabin. Shack up at a bed and breakfast and tour the community it’s located in. Keep it light and casual. Avoid itineraries and allow some room for spontaneity and adventure. More romance can be found in simply enjoying time spent together than in roses, chocolate, and candlelight. Keep it light on your wallet as well by taking advantage of sites like Living Social and Groupon where you can find steep discounts on nearby vacation spots.