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5 No-Cost Valentine's Date Ideas

Home is definitely where the heart is

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Allow us to greet you a very happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're still finalizing date plans or thinking of last-minute gift ideas, we're sure you've once thought about not going out at all! Just think about the traffic and the long queues for a table—it can be stressful, right? Since each day can be V-Day with your significant other by your side, why not take a break from all the fancy must-dos this year? Spend time at home and save on cash. Doing so can be a good idea—you can have fun, enjoy your hobbies, and even save up for a big trip in the future.

To help you plan the night's events, here are five ideas that you would surely love:

1. Have a karaoke night.

Bring out the sound system and the microphone—serenade each other with classic love songs and don't forget to sing your theme song. Do duets, compare scores, and even do impersonations. Just remember to keep the volume down so as not to disturb your neighbors. 

2. Cook a meal for two.

Even if you didn't get to shop—work with that's in the ref and ingredients in the kitchen cabinets. It can be easy to whip up a simple dinner for two or even a snack that you can munch on while watching a movie. If you spot a pack of noodles and a can of tuna—you can easily prepare an instant gourmet meal. Cooking together for the first time? Look for easy recipes on the Internet that you can recreate.

3. Babysit for a friend.

Who would want to spend Valentine’s Day with a kid or kids? Babysitting can be a good experience for serious couples who are entertaining the idea of having a kid in the near future. Talk about your dreams, what your parenting style would be, and of course, how many kids you'd want to have. You can even use this as an excuse to bring out the child in you by playing with toys you've missed.

4. Dance in the living room.

They always say dance like no one is looking. This Valentine’s Day, why not do exactly just that? Put on some romantic music or dance music—whatever you fancy. In the privacy of your own home, let go of all your inhibitions and just groove to the beat!

5. Enjoy stargazing and look for constellations.

Search for a spot where you have an unobstructed view of the night sky—it could be on your rooftop, a terrace, or your back garden. Mark that spot by laying down a blanket and topping it with pillows for comfort. Go on https://in-the-sky.org/data/constellations_map.php and download the constellations map for a guide of the night sky. Before you search for Orion’s Belt, light up several citronella candles to keep mosquitoes from making a Valentine meal out of you two.

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