Look, I’m turning
36 37 this year. I haven’t measured my own self-worth or the status of a relationship by how red, pink and chocolatey a Valentine’s Day is for a very long, long time.
That’s not to say I’m completely opposed to celebrating it however. For me the appeal of Valentine’s Day is that you can make it as ostentatious or as subtle an occasion as you choose. Ham it up or go balls to the wall class act, the choice is yours and your plan of attack probably varies from year to year.
One of the pleasures of being an old married couple is that expectations are out the window at this point and Dave and I totally appreciate small gestures and time spent together. As the Big Day is on a Sunday this year, we will be celebrating the way that 66% of those surveyed agreed was the perfect casual date night – staying in and watching Netflix together.
Let’s emphasise the together ok. Because that’s the really important bit. Dave and I are totally invested in a growing number of series – shows we totally love so we only watch them together. That means no (ok, minimal) devices and uninterrupted watching. This is not as easy as one would think, um, kids, life, vacuuming………………SLEEP!
So, to make your Valentine’s Day a massive Staying In hit this year, I’ve got some surefire rom-coms and enough sappy love scenes to get all systems firing. Stay in and snuggle down with Netflix and the one you love this Valentine’s Day.
10 Valentine’s Day Movie Ideas
- Crazy Stupid Love
- 50 First Dates
- New York, I Love You
- Ted Talks: Sex, Secrets and Love
- Love and Other Disasters
- Manhattan Romance
- Mr and Mrs Smith
- The Notebook
- Words and Pictures
- Love – Netflix Original, launching globally 19th Feb!