You'll get no thanks for a thousand roses at 6pm. It looks like you've forgotten. So start the day well. Start the day with a card. No it's not all consumerism and hype! It's romance. If you don't want to buy a card for the above reasons then make one!
2. Cook a Meal
This is best if you can't cook and your other half does all the cooking. They will know that, so even a little effort will impress.
If you really can't cook then try these ideas
a) cook breakfast. Use a cutter to make bread/toast hearts. A boiled egg in a romantic egg cup wow!
b) buy a meal deal and follow the instructions. Lay the table, light candles and sprinkle heart confetti or buy heart shaped napkins.
c) order a take away
d) book a table and go out for a meal
3. Leave Notes
If you live together then just leave post it notes around the house. First one in their card (see number one, you must have a card!) It will say something like Love you and a heart and 2 kisses.
Then on the breakfast tray, or in the fridge or on the shower door. Anywhere they are likely to go. Each a little bit more personal, no not rude! Naughty! Sign them with your pet name, or call them by theirs. Or mention places you've been, or have planned to go.
Not living together? Then text. Short texts throughout the day. Just a couple of words. Can't wait to see you. Friday seems like forever. Last Wednesday/Tuesday, whatever, was the best.
4. Do Something They Like
They like movies? Then go to the cinema or stay in with a bottle of your favourite tipple and watch a film.
They like sport? Then watch, attend or buy something sporty.
5. Go Dancing
Everyone likes to dance. He doesn't? She hates it? Then go clubbing, to a concert, to the pub with live music. Just have some music in your day. Got children and can't go out, then put on some music and all have a dance. You'll feel great
6. People Watch
Go somewhere you can watch others. Have a coffee, a meal anything but you must put away your phones and just watch. Watching each other is OK too. Been together a long time and think this is boring then make up names for the people you are watching.
Mr & Mrs Smith (too bland to give real names to)
Cat Woman (her hair looks like she's in the musical cats)
Mr Pastry (you need to be very old for this one)
7. Spend Time Together
Whatever your budget anyone can do this. Book a holiday, a room, just 5 minute together. Talk about each other, your plans, your future (even if it is only when your next date is). Don't talk about the wonderful things other people are doing, this is about you.
What do you have planned for Valentines day?