We love any excuse to celebrate, relationship or no relationship.
It’s a yearly struggle – you don’t want to spend a bomb and make a huge deal out of Valentine’s Day, but you also don’t want to do absolutely nothing to mark the occasion either. I’m a firm believer that we should take advantage of every chance we get to celebrate, so whether you’re single or taken, you can find a reason to do something fun this February 14th.
For the loved-up couple, casual fling or best mates, there’ll be something on this list for every duo, regardless of budget.
Everybody likes to laugh, so whether you’re in a long term relly or on a first date this is a great idea. Minimal talking, lots of laughing – ideal. The Laughter Lounge is a good choice and luckily they have a Valentine’s themed night.
This is a more innovative way of going on the piss. Whether it’s whiskey or gin that takes your fancy, there are lots of tours/tastings going on these days.
If you want to do something a little more extravagant than just going to the pictures, the Stella theatre is the perfect date location. You can get dressed up, go for some food in the diner next door and cosy up on one of the couches and watch a movie. Plus, they serve alcohol, which is unreal.
I know this sounds boring, but if you tend to be an indoors-y couple then getting out for a nice walk can be fun and super cheap. Get out to Clontarf seafront or be adventurous and drive somewhere further. Hold hands, bring your dog, get a fish and chip, v.romantic.
These are especially fun if you’ve been together for a while. Get all your fave couples together and go for some food or to a pub quiz. There’s fun in numbers.
Doing the touristy bits in your own city can be super fun and you can learn a lot. Take a trip to the Guinness Storehouse or walk around the National Gallery. Art = romance.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune booking a fancy restaurant for the occasion, it can be just as fun to cook at home. If you and your S/O aren’t great at cooking, this can be a cute team-building challenge to do together. If all else fails, order a Chinese.