Good luck planning for Valentine’s Day this year. Seriously, good luck. It’s in less than two weeks by the way. This is basically the Super Bowl (fittingly just one week after the real Super Bowl) for your significant other, should you have one (bless you, single men), and subtly dropped hints for advice are usually answered with “I just want something romantic.” Helpful.
So, just what the hell does that mean? Let’s go with the clichéd “Webster’s defines romantic as” line here. Romantic as an adjective is 1) consisting of or resembling a romance, 2) having no basis in fact, 3) impractical in conception or plan. While temped to expound on definitions two and three, I won’t (but, seriously, read number three).
The great thing about living in Las Vegas, though, is that it’s pretty hard to go wrong when it comes to generating romance on Valentine’s Day. How about trying a nice dinner date? Whether you make reservations at one of the Strip’s more romantic spots, say Sage at Aria, or decide to take things off-the-Strip, say the intimate Vintner Grill in Summerlin, the city’s myriad world-class dining options are a can’t miss. Just don’t get cheap on the dessert.
Brave stupid men, like me, will try to cook for their significant other. A good recipe helps, and I hear culinary skills do, too. I suggest lots of wine (everything tastes better when you’re buzzed!) and not burning anything. You can undo undercooked, but overcooked…not so much (mmm jerky!). Have this movie on deck to complement dinner, and you just hit yourself a homerun, sir.
Maybe a night of music is your thing. Celebrate the weekend before the big day by taking your date to one of the Wynn nightclubs, XS or Tryst, and fist pump in unison to world-class DJs whilst celebrating your love. Or hit up Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas should the indie music scene be your shared tone of choice. Once again, the options are practically endless.
When it comes to gifts, I’m going to shamelessly plug a client and say just buy something from Tiffany & Co. (four locations on the Vegas Strip!). Go ahead and try to make your significant other frown after giving them a Blue Box. You can’t. Stop trying…you really can’t. Flowers and candy of some sort, while clichéd, always seem to make girls happy, too.
In all sincerity, guys, enjoy it if you’ve found someone with whom you can share this day. Most of us are loud, obnoxious and make our significant others miserable with our infatuation with sports and video games. If you found someone who actually, truly enjoys your presence, then celebrate that fact, and whether this is your first, 20th, or 50th Feb. 14 with that person, enjoy all that Vegas has to offer when it comes to celebrating.