Post # 1
So a few years ago, before ever spending a Valentine’s Day together, now-FI and I got to talking about the holiday. Like many men, FI expressed a general dislike for the holiday (mainly due to the pressure that some women put on it, not so much the romance/celebration of love aspect… thank goodness)! I told him I had never been a huge fan of the holiday and not to feel any pressure. Then I got an idea…
It just so happened that a monster truck rally was coming to town that upcoming Valentine’s Day. Armed with this new knowledge, I proposed that we do a sort of anti-romantic (i.e. no pressure) Valentine’s Day. Monster truck rally instead of a movie. Wearing our monster truckin’ finest instead of dressing to the nines. Drinking the cheapest beer/shots instead of nice wine or martinis. Eating wings instead of… well, anything that requires silverware. A swing through the Burger King drive-through for our romantic dinner. And the rest of the evening at a dive bar (with a quite appalling name, I might add).
It was the best date I’ve ever been on. We could not stop laughing/smiling/having fun (which in turn led to kissing/”I love you”s/romance ).
Anywho, now we don’t know how to “top” it… so what are some silly ideas for our next non-traditional Valentine’s? And please, this is just for fun. I mean no offense to those who enjoy doing really romantic, sweet, and/or “traditional” things.
Post # 3
I posted this in another thread, but in my eyes, you can’t go wrong with a shit bitch bear.
Post # 4
@deetroitwhat: Literally laughed out loud. Laughing out loud, actually. Love this.
Post # 5
@jwdesiree: You can totally buy one online, too.
I think any man would be proud to own one lol!
Post # 6
i say karaoke. i had one of my first dates(neither of us knew was a date then) with my now FI at a dive bar singing off tune renditions of “love shack” and “when i touch myself” (after a few shots of patron i might ad). its definately somethng we wont forget!
Post # 7
Aa few years ago Mr Scottie and I went abseiling for our non-traditional valentines!
Post # 8
I think you would need a card too…
Post # 9
Aaahahaha, these are great.
Post # 10
@deetroitwhat: OMG…I swear all of your post always cracks me up!! Thumbs UP!! haha
Post # 11
@suburbian: lol awesome idea!!
Post # 12
I posted this in an earlier thread as well…
Aside from the card, my SO and I always joked about going to a completely random restaurant and/or bar where we know no one, and talking in accents all night…while making up a completely untrue story of why we are there. Still waiting to do it! 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Hmm, what’s better than monster trucks? How about… yeah, I’m not creative enough for this. But I’ll come back and tell you if I think of something lol. For the record, I’m pretty sure my FI and I are buying ourselves a new TV for valentines day, and then sitting in front of it all night in pajamas eating popcorn and playing video games.
Post # 14
We are doing a brewery tour, and maybe a Brew Cruise, and then going to a hockey game. Grabbing Chipolte for dinner….very romantic lol
Post # 15
My FI and I don’t like the over the top Valentines either, so we tend to come up with alternative plans. One year we went and saw the Body Worlds exhibition (story of the heart), another we went to a hockey game. Last year we ordered lots of sushi and had it with bubbly at home. All things that feels very US and not fake.
So you could perhaps go and see some game, or go rock climbing!
Post # 16
@jwdesiree: You win at the game of life! This is so freaking awesome and hilarious!!!!!