Cher Gopman is the Owner of NYC Wingwoman - A date coaching company for men based in NYC. Cher teaches men the woman's perspective on dating. She is a former cheerleader, registered nurse, and television personality. Cher's dating techniques have been featured on ABC, FOX, Let's Talk Live, Bustle, FHM, NY Post, and many more.
Valentine's Day is the one holiday each year that you spend the day showing you partner how much you care. Whether you have been dating for five weeks or five years, it’s fun to celebrate a romantic holiday together. Valentine’s Day is definitely a time to focus even more on each other and plan something special! Here are some of my favorite things to do on Valentine's Day.
Dinner on the RiverIt’s not what you think. Instead of visiting a fancy restaurant, or trying to find a last-minutes reservation, opt out for something a bit simpler. Pack up some food from home, or even better, find a Mexican place and grab some tacos to go. Because who doesn’t love tacos? Head down to the nearest waterfront, and kick back with the love of your life. A nice picnic on the water, will always set the mood. Enjoy your favorite food with great conversation and I guarantee this will be a Valentines day to remember.
Day TripThe city is going to be packed with hormone-driven couples for the day, so plan a short escape. If you want it to spill a little over into the next day, search for a cute, inexpensive Air BnB at a destination somewhat near by. Maybe 2-4 hours away. That way, you won’t just be limited to your car. You can drop your stuff off, and then go out and explore the new place together. Adventuring is thrilling as well as romantic. We all live busy lives, but make sure to spend quality time with the person you care about this valentines day. I know it will make your partner feel special!
Movie BuffsIf you both enjoy the movies, and regularly binge out via laptop or TV, kick it up a notch. Ask around in your friend groups, or find somewhere that can rent out a projector that you can hook up to your laptop or device. Clear a space in your home (or make a party out of it, and go to another couple’s place) and set everything up. Maybe add some pillows and rose petals if you want to get extra romantic! It might involve a bit of effort, like moving around couches, chairs, etc., but I promise it’s an awesome experience. As your NYC Wingwoman, I would not let you down!
What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’?Instead of taking a cooking class, teach each other something in the comfort of your own home. Maybe she has a special recipe that her great-grandmother had handed down, or maybe he makes really good chicken and his secret is to die for. Take advantage of that, and share your talents with each other. The best thing about cooking at home, and various appliances starting to heat the place up, is that clothing is optional…
Take a HikeExplore new foothills with a twist: Leave your phones at home. You heard me. Don’t bring any mobile devices. So find a national park or some small mountains close by, and go for it! Take this time to enjoy everything nature has to offer, not to mention your loved one. Sure, you might miss out on some gorgeous sunset photographs, but that just means you’ll have to plan another hike. Take a snapshot mentally. Without phones around to distract you two, you’ll have the ample opportunity to talk about anything, or convey thoughts about the beauty around you. I guarantee this quick trip will make your relationship even stronger!
It’s still only the beginning of 2018. There is a lot left of this year, and many more chances to make the most out of the time you spend with your partner. Don’t make Valentine’s the only day you tell your soulmate how much you appreciate them. Additionally, you don’t have to spend lots of money on them to show how much you care. Life is not about money, it is about moments. As your NYC wingwoman, I cannot stress that enough. So spend as much time as you can with the person who makes your heart soar. Happy Valentines Day!
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