What Your Valentine’s Day Plans Say About You

What Your Valentine’s Day Plans Say About You

Dinner? A movie? A trip to Paris? Find out what your Valentine’s Day plans really mean.

By: Nicole Fabian-Weber

Valentine's Day. It's the mother of all date nights. If you're in a relationship, it's definitely not a night to ignore and go about business as usual. You've gotta plan. You've gotta surprise. You've gotta make it a night to remember!

Wait … do you?

When it comes to V Day, everyone has a different frame of mind. Read on to find out what your Valentine's Day plans say about you.

1. Dinner out. Whether you booked a table at the hottest eatery in town, or are just hitting up your local diner, I hate to break it to you, but you're not part of one of the world's most creative couples. But wait … You're totally OK with that! Really, all you want is some quiet alone time with your better half -- that, and of course, to not have to do a single dish after eating dinner and dessert. That's your idea of bliss!

2. Dinner in. If you're enjoying a tasty, elaborate meal -- a meal that you normally wouldn't cook -- in the comfort of your own home, odds are, you have a fairly demanding job and no kids. (Or, if you do have kids, they're at grandma and grandpa's for the night.) You appreciate the finer things in life, like good flatware and an even better cup of coffee. Both you and your date have been dying to whip up that salt-crusted duck recipe you had bookmarked on your laptop a few months back. Your plan for the night? Turn on the music, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy the cooking and the conversation as much as the eating.

3. A movie. If you and your partner are hitting up the local theater this Valentine's Day, you're probably a couple who has kids, and you don't get to the movies -- or anywhere -- as much as you'd like. Two hours in the dark, where you don't have to talk to anyone or think about anything except for a plot line and whether you should get more topping on your popcorn is your idea of heaven these days.

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4. The group date. Going out with a large (or even small) group on Valentine's Day usually means one thing: There's no shortage of alone time for you and your significant other. Going out to dinner or a movie just the two of you is old hat at this point, so why not mix it up and go out with a few other couples, as well -- the more, the merrier, right? That, or friends of yours scored a reservation for four at a restaurant you've been dying to go to, and it's simply too good of an offer to refuse.

5. The out-of-the-box date. Signed you and your lovah up for a cooking class? Taking your husband or wife away for a weekend ... of rock climbing? The pressure of Valentine's Day has gotten to you! At first you said you weren't going to succumb -- what do you have to prove? You and your partner are super duper in love. But once you heard that your friend got tickets to a show and your other friend is spending the night in a four-star hotel, you caved. No matter, though. It'll be one for the memory books, and it will reaffirm the fact that your normal valentine plans of takeout and a flick on the couch are perfect.

What are your Valentine's Day plans?

Nicole Fabian-Weber is the mama to a sweet toddler girl and an equally sweet baby boy. She lives outside of NYC and writes for The Stir and numerous other online publications.


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