Regardless of your relationship arc -- new or old, fresh or stale -- Valentine's day can be a wonderful opportunity to (re)connect with your significant other and show them how important they are to you.
For newer couples, striking the right chord has the ability to accelerate and solidify the relationship. A well thought out gift or experience together could be a game changer for your bond and emotional connection.
Seasoned couples tend to fall more into the trap of practicability and routine with their Valentine's day experience -- using a generic mix of cards, candy, flowers, etc. -- the opportunity for spontaneity and connection building will often pass them by.
This Valentine's day should be about striving to create the most thoughtful, unique experience possible for your mate. Doing so will be its own reward -- you'll be paid back 100x in terms of love and affection -- trust me here.
Personally, I favor the highly customized -- build it/draw it/make it yourself options. Let's say you're a dude who is handy with some tools. You're dating a lovely lady with a little purse dog. She dotes on this little creature almost as much as you ... here's an idea.
You take a picture of her little dog fluffy and find an artist (maybe you are the artist) who will draw a beautiful portrait of this dog. Maybe you two are in the picture as well. Then, how about you build a customized cherry wood frame to place the picture in.
Boom! there you have it -- art inside of art and you my friend -- just made this lovely women's V-day one she will never forget... ad some serious goodwill has just been created.
I'm on a roll now -- here's an idea for the ladies that is sure to impress their man and keep that love potion flowing like hot lava.
No doubt your man is a sports fan. It can be a little obnoxious and overwhelming at times, but it's mostly harmless and for the most part, you go along with it. Baseball season is right around the corner, and if you're like me you've been cooped up in the house all winter long with some raging cabin fever.
What a perfect opportunity then to plan a mini vaycay to AZ or FL to watch your man's favorite MLB team go through the soft rigors of spring training. Air fare is cheap and you won't need to be there more than a few days to realize the maximum benefit. Think about it, you're together in the sun, watching his (your) favorite players up close and personal -- it will be an unforgettable time together and you'll both love it.
I am chock full of ideas -- these are just two of the better ones. Comment below and let's start a conversation here or on any of my social media channels. Or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always here to help.