Were not all into heart-shaped necklaces and big white teddy bears. No matter what kind of love youve got, weve got some suggestions.
Isnt love the most beautiful thing on this wonderful planet? You cant help it puppies and babies make you squeal. Your favorite movie stars are Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon. Dont worry, we wont judge you for it (much).Obviously, Valentines Day is a big deal. So heres a V-Day classic just
GIVE: Jewelry its gotta be jewelry. The smarter among you will head to the metros bling bodegas (like B.C. Clark pictured or Naifeh Fine Jewelry) for the perfect gift for men or women.
EAT: The Skirvin is practically listed in the dictionary under romance, so make reservations for two at Park Avenue Grill, 1 Park Ave.
TREAT: Pinkitzel, 150 S. E.K. Gaylord, will make couples go awww as they share a cupcake (go ahead and feed each other, we wont look) inside this adorable shop.
SHARE: End the night with a horse-drawn carriage ride through Bricktown.
Not so sweet
Kay Jewelers commercials do nothing for you. Its OK, were not all meant to be doe-eyed romantics. Still, you dont want to completely ignore this day of love. Instead, celebrate it in a way as unique as you and your mate.
GIVE: So, your lady (or lad) may scoff at roses (how passé), but they wont say no to the unique designs and absolutely gorg vases at A Date with Iris, 4201 N. Western pictured.
EAT: Head to Cafe 501, 5825 N.W. Grand, for a lovely dinner in a cool setting. Splurge on a bottle of wine and dessert. (Our recommendation? The warm apple pie.)
TREAT: The couple that paints together uh, becomes saints together? Well work on that. Anyway, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, holds its winter landscape watercolor class this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
SHARE: Stick around the museum to take in its newest exhibit, George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher.
Couple of buddies
You two dont call each other lovers. You hang out. You have fun with friends. OK, yeah, you love each other and everything, but why get sappy about it?
GIVE: You are co-parents to a dog, right? Of course you are. So he knows you love him, buy the little guy a present at Paws Around Town, 12100 N. May. And we dont know anyone whod say no to candy hearts, either.
EAT: Who doesnt love a good burger and beer from McNellies, 1100 Classen?
TREAT: Head for dessert across the road at Kaisers American Bistro, 1039 N. Walker, pictured where you two can get giggly over a shared vanilla milkshake, complete with two straws and a cherry on top.
SHARE: The OKC Thunder plays a home game against Sacramento on Feb. 15 (yeah, we know thats the day after V-Day, but who really cares). Wear matching Thunder jerseys and try to get on the Kiss Cam.
Lets face it: Going out of your house on Valentines Day as a singleton even a happily single singleton can be groan-worthy. All those schmaltzy couples making moony eyes at each other over the calamari appetizer? Gross. Dont worry, it even makes some of us partnered people squeamish.
GIVE: Give yourself the gift of a balanced checkbook. Use the alone time to pay some bills and know youre financially stable and secure.
EAT: Go to Prohibition Room, 1112 N.W. 23rd, with friends. Order something manly and strong, like whiskey on the rocks. Laugh at the poor girl who has to carry around a bouquet of carnations scientifically found to be the worst flower in the universe given to her by a clueless date.
TREAT: Watch Fatal Attraction and yell along with Glenn Close to the line I wont be ignored, Dan!
SHARE: Have friends over to play games. We recommend Trivial Pursuit. We dont recommend Old Maid. Jenny Coon Peterson