Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day

by: Reilly Chapman
           It’s that time of year again: a holiday that makes people in relationships excited and people that are single, extra lonely.
What exactly is Valentine’s Day? Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
It’s basically a Hallmark holiday, with approximately 190 million valentines sent each year in the US.
Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing gratitude for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.

Top Ten Things to do on Valentine’s Day via []

1. Pop the Question: If you’ve been thinking about asking her to marry you, there’s no time like Valentine’s Day for a romantic proposal. The day is meant for lovers, after all, and getting down on one knee with a ring is one of the best ways you can profess your love for her.

2. Dress up: Pull out all the stops and dress up in your finest. No matter what your plans are-- whether you’ve got reservations at a posh restaurant or you’re eating a meal together at home -- dressing up and good grooming will make the occasion feel extra special. Most women love having the chance to get all dolled up, and you can both enjoy looking your best while spending time together.
3. Get away: you’ve got the time, money and freedom; stretch your Valentine’s Day into a Valentine’s weekend away at a romantic resort or bed-and-breakfast. This way you can combine the relaxation of a mini-vacation with time spent alone together getting amorous.
4. 24 hours of chocolate: Plain and simple: Chocolate is to Valentine’s Day what Bruce Willis is to Die Hard --the star of the show. It’s a fact that chocolate has a batting average of about 1,000 when it comes as a present, so why not turn the entire day into one, long sweet gift? Our recommendation: Stock up on Lindt’s irresistibly smooth LINDOR truffles, and set up your day so that your partner experiences one or two every hour throughout the day. The returns on this relatively effortless Valentine’s Day idea are staggering because your partner will be reminded of your excellence all day long.
5. Be homebodies: Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give is the gift of uninterrupted time together. You don’t need to leave the house to make Valentine’s Day special. Think of how great it could be to spend the entire day in bed together. Turn off your phones, don’t answer the door and enjoy each other.
6. Get a room: Changing up your surroundings can give an automatic boost to your love life. A hotel room eases the pressures and habits of home life, allowing you and your girl a place to run wild. You could even add some role playing into the mix by pretending you're lovers meeting for a secret rendezvous in a strange city.
7. Make a path of rose petals: Anticipation is half the fun of a romantic surprise. Start the excitement when she walks in the door by leaving a trail of rose petals leading to the bedroom, where she’ll find Valentine’s Day gifts. Feel free to go all out with the heart-shaped box of chocolates, red-and-white teddy bears and candy hearts. She’ll love the corny romance of it all.
8. Go for a massage: Massage is a must-do activity for Valentine’s Day. You can either treat her to a full-body, sensual massage with scented (and even edible) oils or lotions, or give yourself a little pampering and book a couple’s massage at a spa. A relaxing massage is just the thing to get both of you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
9. Get physical: No, not that kind of "physical." With any luck, that’s where your Valentine’s Day date will end up, but you can start things off by getting your heart rates up together doing something fun. Take her out ice skating or cross-country skiing, or spend some time together at an indoor swimming pool. The idea is to enjoy a little activity and get those endorphins flowing to leave you both in loving moods.
10. Reenact your first date: There’s a good chance that the beginning of your relationship was the time when you made the most effort to show her your romantic side, so why not turn back the clock and remind her how charming you were when you were wooing her?
Women love it when men remember details from when they were still getting to know each other. Think back to your first date, and take her to the same place, eat the same food and do the same things that first sparked your romance.


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