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Low-key Valentine’s Day date ideas

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Date ideas for new couples

Congratulations, you are seeing someone new! Now, what are your Valentine's Day plans? We have some ideas to keep things low-key on this romantic holiday.

Date ideas for new couples

Valentine's Day can be difficult to handle for couples that have recently begun dating. You don't want to do anything too expensive. You don't want to do anything that suggests a bigger commitment than you have. You just want to find something low-pressure and enjoyable. relationship expert Whitney Casey offers us these low-key Valentine's Day date ideas.

1Anything active

Consider canoeing (if the weather is good), miniature golfing, a drive around in a horse-drawn carriage with wine or a sunset bike ride to a restaurant.

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2Anything original

Plan dinner on a rooftop or at another unusual location. Order in Chinese and make a picnic in your own living room.

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3Anything that encourages conversation

Buy some 'getting to know you' games like Conversation Cubes that will allow you to learn more about each other. Cook a meal together at home and spend the evening playing games, having a few cocktails and enjoying each other's company.

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