08 Feb Celebrating Valentine’s Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s the biggest date night of the year. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic means getting a little creative. Coming in contact with the potentially deadly virus is the last thing you want to do this Valentine’s Day.
Here are few tips that will allow you to enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day and also stay safe. All of these ideas will work for both first dates and for couples who committed to one another a long time ago.
Plan an Outdoor Date
One of the few things everybody agrees on is that being outdoors is far safer than being indoors. So, instead of going to your favorite restaurant for a long romantic dinner, look for fun outdoor activities you can do with your Valentine’s Day date. Some great options include hiking, kayaking, fishing, golfing, and bike riding.
While going out to your favorite restaurant isn’t the best option this Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you have to face yet another night of your own cooking. The odds are pretty good that your favorite restaurant is offering take out. Place an order. Invite your date to go on a long romantic drive with you that ends when you pick up your meal. Turning the drive into an interesting adventure helps make the take-out Valentine’s Day meal a romantic and happy memory that will live in both of your minds for a long time.
Plan a Picnic
Picnics can be incredibly romantic. You can choose to have a picnic in your favorite park, on your front porch, or on the beach. Just make sure you have a backup plan in case the weather becomes uncooperative. Also, make a list and double-check it while packing your picnic basket. You don’t want to forget anything.
Many people’s first love language is acts of service. You can use this to your advantage by combining your Valentine’s Day date with a volunteering experience. Many non-profit organizations are suffering from a serious lack of volunteers due to the pandemic and will welcome your assistance. The only thing you have to do is identify a non-profit both you and your Valentine’s Day date are passionate about. Contact the organization and find out what volunteering roles they need to be filled on February 14. Who knows, this might turn into the start of a brand new Valentine’s Day tradition.