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It goes without saying that this Valentine's Day might look a little (or even a lot) different than it has in the past. Don't throw the whole holiday away though, luckily it just means you can get more creative in celebrating this time around. Whether socially distant, virtual, or masked, genuine love and appreciation is here to stay! 

The past few months have given us all the more reason to go the extra mile and not take the ones closest to us for granted. All out of ideas on what in the world you can do this year? Here are a few highly recommended options for you and your beau. Whether you've been married forever or just started dating, we could all use some fun and real connection.

Take your love life up a few notches with these suggestions that are perfect for a Valentine's day that may be different from what you're used to:


  1. Book a staycation or mini-vacay.

Pick a nice hotel or bed and breakfast in your city or one that is an hour or two away and hit the road for a mini-getaway. Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode and allow yourself to enjoy one-on-one time. 

  1. Hire a private chef.

Light some candles, get dressed up, and hire a chef to stir up a tasty meal (and dessert, too!) You can have your fill of delicious food and romantic ambience right in the comfort of your own home. 

  1. Make it a fun game night. 

Buy all your favorite snacks and drinks, and play some of your favorite games that you never have time for anymore. You can go with some classics like Twister and Truth or Dare, or mix in some new games like Our Moments: Couples. 

  1. Go to a virtual show. 

Most plays, comedy shows, and more all have virtual shows now. Find one that would work for the both of you and purchase tickets in advance. 

  1. Take a cooking class.

Sign up for a virtual cooking class and learn how to make a great meal together. It's the perfect opportunity to bond while picking up a few culinary skills. 

  1. Put together a book of love. 

Print out any pictures of the two of you, get old restaurant receipts, concert ticket stubs, and other relationship momentos, and place them in a scrapbook that you will have to look back on for years to come. Or, opt for a book that you can design and customize like the Love Book


Let us know in the comments below, how will you be celebrating love this Valentine's day?