Few holidays rival the importance of Valentine's Day for couples. Although some cynics discredit this holiday as nothing more than a marketing ploy created by greeting-card companies and chocolate manufacturers, the truth is that many women (and men!) can't help but use this holiday as a way to gauge how successful their relationship is. No wonder couples feel so much pressure to make the holiday memorable!
If you want to survive the big day with your relationship intact, consider my Valentine's Day Survival Guide.
candlelight dinner sounds like more pain than pleasure, then skip that and instead find out what works for you and your partner. Maybe you can get hands-on in the kitchen and cook your own V-day feast (it's okay if you aren't chefs, cooking with your partner can still be fun and sensual), or maybe you can do something fun and silly, such as hitting up a local arcade or amusement park.
Push the Valentine's Envelope
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be predictable. If you aren't a candy-and-roses kind of girl, then you don't have to have a candy-and-roses kind of day. Instead, think about interesting and fun activities that both you and your partner would enjoy, even if it's a night of slasher films and pizza!
Follow this same line of thought in the bedroom as well. If you don't want to go the requisite pink-teddy route, throw your partner for a loop by dressing up in a completely racy and unpredictable costume, such as donning the uniform of his favorite superhero. Or forget clothes altogether and do something completely new and wild, like lubing up with liquid latex body paint and having a sexy wrestling match in your bedroom.