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6 creative date ideas for Valentine's Day
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Once again, its that time of year when Instagram and Facebook fill with the oversharing of people in relationships and those without beaus pretend to enjoy celebrating Singles Awareness Day. - photo by Megan Marsden Christensen
LOVERSVILLE Once again, its that time of year when Instagram and Facebook fill with the oversharing of people in relationships and those without beaus pretend to enjoy celebrating Singles Awareness Day.

Its Valentines Day, and most seem to either love it or hate it. Even for the lovers out there, it can be a stressful time if the creative juices need replenishing.

For those lacking creativity, here are a few ideas for undoubtedly fun dates.

Pizza picnic

People who dont like pizza probably also dont like Christmas, so steer clear of asking them to be your Valentine. Since going out to dinner can be extra expensive on Valentines Day, sharing a gourmet pizza from your favorite joint is a good alternative. To add a more romantic element, find a cozy place to eat the meal perhaps a rooftop or by the fireplace and make a picnic out of it.

Take a class

In lieu of a typical night in with only Netflix for company, take a date and try something new. Just like Netflix, there are plenty of options to chose from, from sushi making to horseback riding lessons or even flying lessons.

Couples massage

A couples massage is not only romantic, its relaxing and a definite crowd pleaser. It isnt too hard to find a discount deal, and its sure to set up the rest of a relaxing night. To make more of a day out of it, visit a spa or create more of an in-home spa complete with face masks and pedicures.

Get creative

If taking an official class doesnt sound appealing, you can still get creative by doing something like painting pottery at Color Me Mine. There are a variety of dishes and decorations waiting to be beautified with a plethora of colors, and the activity can last as long as you want. You dont have to be an artist to have fun with these ceramic mugs, bowls and plates.

First date

It might have been as glamorous as taking a romantic walk on the beach, as wild as having a paintball war or as unoriginal as watching a movie, but re-creating your first date is romantic and is sure to be less awkward than the first time. This date may spur a great conversation about how far youve come as a couple since then and what you remember about the other person from that day.

Indoor camping

Its been unbearably cold for a few months now, so the smell of perfectly toasted marshmallows and the sound of a crackling campfire are but a distant memory. If you are hungry for warmer days, get a taste of summer by camping indoors. Set up a tent in the family room, roast smores over the stove and light a pine-scented candle for some ambiance.