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Despite my age, I’m one of those hopeless romantics who believe that love can never be bought. Although money could help at times, there’s no denying that little surprises are better; they can leave more impact to your loved ones. It’s a great way of telling your partner that they’re worth a little bit more of planning. Best of all, it would genuinely show that you care. Luckily, I also enjoy doing planning dinner dates for my partner, and Valentines day is one of those holidays I look forward every year.

That said, here’s what I did to have the perfect Valentine dinner a few months ago.

Preparing a Home Cooked Meal and Music

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So, I started preparing my Valentine’s day dinner surprise by preparing his favorite home-cooked meal.

Candlelight Dinner in the Backyard

Aside from that, I also made sure to decorate the backyard, even a little bit, because I was planning to have our dessert there. I started playing our favorite songs a few minutes before he got home, and so, he was welcomed with the wonderful aroma of what I cooked, together with the soft jazz playing in the background. It worked just as planned.

A few minutes after having our dinner, I excused myself and went to the backyard to light the candles, and called him after. We sat on a small, cozy table where my partner and I were able to sit down close and share a dessert while having a long conversation about our relationship.

Watching a Movie


After we’re done eating and have already washed the dishes, we sank into the couch and watched a romantic movie together – “Valentines Day” – of course. Since it was a romantic comedy, it gave us time to talk in between without missing any plot points. The good thing about this is the fact that we were able to enjoy the company of each other as we relax and snuggle on the couch.

Planning the perfect romantic dinner doesn’t really have to burn a hole in your pocket. You just have to be really creative and be as genuine as possible. Without a doubt, you’ll be able to create a very wonderful and memorable night that you and your partner will always remember.

Lastly, the best way to end the night is to take some selfies together. That way, you’ll also have something to look back to, and be able to reminisce how perfect that night was. Enjoy!


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