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Be creative for your romantic Valentine’s Day date

Is the Romantic within you anxious for a change this Valentine’s Day? There are many possibilities for memorable dates in the Clark County area, all you need to do is engage your creative mind and try something new.

Contrary to popular belief, a date does not have to cost an arm and a leg to be a success. When it comes to having a good time, creativity is key.

Esmeralda Garcia-Quiroz, a junior majoring in education, describes her creative date idea: “Spend the day running around town, acting like tourists and taking photos together with local monuments and historic sites…Or try go-carting at the Malibu Raceway in Portland.”

Other low-cost and creative date ideas include: having a picnic in the great outdoors, watching the sunrise/sunset together and taking dance lessons.

Always keep in mind that gifts, settings and surprises created using your own two hands can be heartwarming and meaningful additions to any date. Write your loved one a romantic love letter, lead them to you with a trail of rose petals or sing them your favorite love song. The more thought you put into preparing for your date, the more memorable it will be for the two of you.

For those who like to do something more inclusive for the romantic holiday, Tami Eldridge, a junior majoring in education, has ideas that keep you local while getting the most out of your 2013 Valentine’s Day.

“McMenamins Edgefield is a great place for a date. There are so many great little spots located on one property. Start with wine tasting at the Wine Cellar Bar to choose a great wine for dinner, then head to the Black Rabbit Restaurant for a nice dinner. There’s pool, darts, and shuffleboard in the basement bar. Go for a nice stroll around the vineyard and gardens, then cozy up next to the fire outside the Little Red Shed bar,”  Eldridge said.

Not looking for a classically romantic activity? Consider the option of dedicating your time together to helping those in need. Visit any shelter or rescue mission to make a difference with the one you love. Helping hands, holding hands, is something you and your loved one may want to try this Valentine’s Day. This activity could make the date meaningful for you and others.

For more information on where to find local homeless shelters and rescue mission centers, visit www.homelessshelterdirectory.org.

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  1. love this! Dasha! you are an amazing character!