With Valentine's Day coming up, it can either elicit excitement or dread in people. While some people feel it's no big deal and "just another day," others feel the pressure is on, especially if they're dating someone. And the newer the relationship, the more pressure there may be to get it right. But, have no fear: There are plenty of Valentine's Day date ideas for new couples. You can just do something you'd normally do, but with an extra romantic touch.
"It's so easy to get caught up in the hoopla that is Valentine's Day, especially if you just started dating someone," Thomas Edwards, Founder of The Professional Wingman, tells Bustle. "The truth is, you don't have to make it a big deal, so there's no need to stress out. Just whatever you do, don't NOT acknowledge that it's Valentine's Day — that won't be the smartest move. In fact, the best move you can make is still see that person and be super low-key about it."
Like Edwards says, it's good to at least acknowledge it. A friend of mine was a few weeks into seeing a new guy when Valentine's Day hit — and he did not even text or call her the day of, let alone see her. Afterwards, he just pretended the day hadn't even existed. (Guess how much longer they dated?) So, yes, it's best to at least acknowledge it, even in a small way.
Below, you'll find some low-pressure Valentine's Day ideas when you're in a new relationship — just because it's new doesn't mean you can't celebrate. Personally, I think the key is doing something most couples will not.