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If you just started a serious relationship, first off, congrats, and second off, you’ve got a really weird week coming out. Having a holiday dedicated to love is tough to navigate when you’re just starting off as a couple because you don’t want to go over the top like but at the same time you don’t blow it off. Luckily there are some non-awkward dating options that can find the middle ground.

  • Get A Psychic Zoom Reading. It’s generally frowned upon to bring a third person into your Valentine’s Day date but your boo will probably be cool with it if it’s a psychic. You’ll get brownie points for creativity and tarot card reader Davida Rappaport says revealing your future can be quite intimate and revealing. And isn’t that exactly what you want out of a good date?
  • Read Out Loud To Each Other. Are you and your boo into literature? Turn your date into a live audiobook. Dating expert James Preece says it doesn’t matter the genre, the date idea is all about giving “you the opportunity to spend time relaxing and enjoying each other’s company, while making sure they feel special.”
  • Do Arts & Crafts. Relationship expert Rhonda Milrad says “you create intimacy by doing.” So do something! Buy some paint and try to paint one another over Zoom. Find the hottest TikTok dance trend that day and try to learn the steps together. Whatever art or craft you choose doesn’t have to be huge, it just has to be something for you two to collaborate and work on together. That’s where the real bonding happens!

Find more Valentine’s Day date ideas for new couples HERE.