Three Fun Dates for You and Your Valentine

By: Angelique Matthews

I believe in the power of date night because it focuses your attention on each other as a couple and away from the distractions and pressures of life.  Valentine’s Day should be no exception.

The Song of Solomon talks about a couple spending time together and sharing in the joy of being together.  The Lord encourages you to take time out for yourselves along with focusing on activities as a couple that will bring each of you pleasure and joy.  Song of Solomon 7:10-12 (ISV) Below are some fun ideas to take your expression of love to the next level:

1.     Trip Down Memory Lane

For a fun and nostalgic date, work on re-creating your first date.  See how much you remember as a couple and try to get the details as close to the original as possible.

Budget: Depends on how elaborate your first date was and how closely you want to imitate the original date.

Take it Over the Top: Re-create your proposal and plan this as a couple.  To make the event even more special, you could give each other a new wedding band or special gift.

Search the Web: Search the web for locations you’d like to revisit, order tickets to movies or events or find specific items to make your re-enactment more authentic.

2.     Romantic Getaway

Sneak away to a bed-and-breakfast for a relaxing weekend of romance.  Choose an inn that fits your personalities and style.

Budget: A stay at a bed-and-breakfast tends to run slightly higher than a night at a hotel, but the quality of amenities, gourmet breakfasts and personal touches outweigh the difference in price.

Take it Over the Top:

  • Check out local restaurants for a romantic dinner
  • Plan a longer trip
  • Take a trip overseas and stay in a castle

Search the Web:

3.     Let’s Build Something

Visit a hobby store and pick out something you would enjoy building together, like a model car, train, airplane or puzzle.

Budget: You should be able to find a project to suit any budget, large or small.

Steps to Success:

  • Make sure you have all the supplies you need before you get started
  • Play fun music in the background
  • Have something delicious to snack on

Take it Over the Top:

Spend a little more on your creation and enter it in a contest, i.e., a county or state fair.

Search the Web: Key word search: hobby shop, craft store, model airplane, model cars, dollhouse, model train sets, county/state fair.


  1. I don’t think I would like to recreate our first date. Gene asked me to go fishing with him and I agreed. He was to pick me up at my apartment at 5:30 AM!!! He stood me up saying “I didn’t think you really would get up to go”. Here we are 45 years, 2 kids and 6 grandkids later. The Lord really does work in mysterious ways.

    Sharon Wamser

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