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Valentine’s Day Idea’s For During a Pandemic

As Valentine’s Day rolls around every year, it can be a struggle to find the best way to spend the day. While we will still be in a pandemic once February comes around, it is good to plan ahead in case we aren’t able to go out and celebrate. Of course, there’s always the option to cry and eat candy, but we’ve moped around for too long during this pandemic and it’s time to get creative. These 5 ideas might just inspire you and your significant other to do something different this year!

Movie Night

Looking for a romantic night in? Watching a romantic movie, or any of your choice, is a good alternative to a dinner date. Not only can you do this in person, some streaming sites allow for you to watch movies with others on different devices, so if you are quarantining separately, this is an option for something to do together.

Cook Dinner Together

If you aren’t comfortable going out to eat, you can always cook your own dinner together, picking out a recipe and bonding over something good to eat. You can even make it romantic with a little bit of wine, candlelight, and dress up in your fanciest clothes. Make a five-star restaurant in your own kitchen!

Go for a Drive

If you’ve been feeling a little stir crazy, a drive could solve your problems! You can pack a lunch and drive without a destination. You can use a GPS or play a game with it. Roll a die at any intersection and have even numbers be a left turn and odd numbers be a right turn. Just make sure you have enough gas!

Write Love Letters

Another option if you and your significant other are separated due to the pandemic, you can write each other love letters and mail them. While an ‘I love you’ text can cause butterflies, having a handwritten note from them makes it even more romantic. Mail them out a few days prior, and you can even FaceTime them as you read.

Go Out!

There’s always the option to go out! As long as restaurants are still open on Valentine’s Day, you can go and have dinner if you feel comfortable. Make sure to wear a mask and sanitize often, and enjoy an evening of love.

Brooke is an English education major at IUP and plans to graduate in spring 2022. Alongside Her Campus, she has also performed with the IUP Dance Theater and is part of the Kappa Delta Pi honors society and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
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