Over the past few years we found that eating out on Valentine’s Day meant being in a restaurant that was extremely busy, where you could only choose from a fixed menu and the standard of the food didn’t quite match the expectation of the evening.
So, after much discussion we both decided that we would celebrate this much over-hyped day by going out either a week before or a week after. The great thing about this is that you can still present your loved one with gifts and flowers, only you are not paying double the price for them.
I am sure in some couples cases, the mere suggestion that you don’t want to pay for an over-priced meal on Valentine’s Day could result in you on the couch, we have taken a more pragmatic approach to this all. However I appreciate that some couples do go out for a variety of reasons, to adhere to social pressure, to patch things up or even propose!
A Valentine’s Day night out for us generally means the four of us, me, wifey and our two little gems, mind you it’s not too bad, just as romantic.
For those who still want to do something on the day, then my advice is to create that romantic atmosphere at home, something we will try this year..