I don't know about you, but I don't like being told what to do. I don't like being told what day I should love my mother, my kids, their grandparents or my lover. I prefer to show love every day of the year. If you must celebrate Valentine's Day because of the pressure of society to do so, then here are my off the wall suggestions.
1. Turn the heat up in the kitchen. If one of you normally cooks, change it up and cook for your partner. Or enjoy cooking together. A healthy meal prepared at home can be a sexy way to begin your evening together. Get creative. Make a simple but sexy meal that you can enjoy without breaking the bank. Valentine's Day is about sharing love, not seeing how much money you can spend. If you have children put them to bed early or ask Grandma and Grandpa to watch them for the evening. Privacy creates a better environment for sex play and letting go.
2. Play games. I don't recommend game-playing in relationships unless it involves a board or a box of questions. Honesty is the best policy, with some humor thrown in. Playing games together can get you laughing and laughter stirs up serotonin and will open your heart for love! Suggestions are dirty Scrabble (make up your own rules), Strip Monopoly, The Kama Sutra Game, Cards Against Humanity. You get the idea, just make a regular game into something sexy. The winner gets to receive first!~
If you are just beginning to date Valentine's gifts are off limits. Don't put pressure on a brand new thing just because the calendar says, It's VALENTINES DAY! In fact, if you don't get a call from someone on Valentine's Day, it isn't a big deal. A brand new relationship shouldn't be subjected to societal pressure, just because. Go off the rails and take yourself out instead. Your self-esteem isn't dependent on another person calling or not on Valentine's Day. You are special as you are, without anyone attached to you.