6 unconventional V-day date ideas, from spooky to sexy

Will you really look back on your life and remember all the Valentine’s Days you spent exchanging smooches and chocolates with your lover? Nah. You’ll remember all your unconventional February 14ths.

Here are six ways to mix it up with your boo/gals/by your lonesome…

A Lovecrafted Valentine’s Day

Taylor Mansion Event Venue, 1400 E Broad St, Columbus

Wednesday, February 14 at 6pm

A bewitching good time is sure to be had strolling through haunted mansion halls, scavenging on hunts, and mulling over cryptic puzzles. Inspired by the horror fiction works of H.P. Lovecraft, this gothic quest is not for the faint nor cheap at heart. The ticket prices range from $5 to $269. For tickets and more information here.

Valentine’s Day Dance

155 North 5th Street, Columbus

Sat, February 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Shake up v-day with a waltz and rumba dance class. This couples class takes place February 17th and includes champagne and dessert. Be the belle of the ball with this class, for more information click here.

Run 4 Love


Wed, Feb 14, 2018, 7:00 PM –Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 11:00 PM

The Run 4 Love 5 and 10K virtual run is the perfect way for you to strengthen your relationship, your glutes, and a charity. Signing up for the race cost $22 and includes a two piece medal for each participant, spelling out love. As well as the bling, 15 percent of every payment will be donated to Heart to Heart International, in recognition of February being heart month. Click here for more information.

Galentine’s Day Celebration

Macy’s Easton, 4141 Easton Loop E, Columbus

Sat, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Did your significant other get lost in the mail? Don’t worry, it happens all the time. Checkout Easton’s Macy’s for their Galentine’s Celebration. Get your love horoscope for 2018, create a floral bouquet and sip and taste on delicious treats. The best part is the event is completely free. The event is on February 3rd and more information can be found here.

Temptation Burlesque presents “Noir Tease: Amour Noir”

Bossy Grrl’s Pinup Joint, 2598 North High Street, Columbus

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 from 10:30 PM –Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 1:30 AM

Need some inspo for the bedroom? It’s okay to admit. The ebony cast of Bossy Grrl’s “Noir Tease: Amour Noir” burlesque could show you a thing or two. Interested in the spiciest show inside the 270 loop? Click here for more info.

Blind Date Wine Dinner and Blind Tasting

Spagio Wine Lounge, 1293 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights

Thu, February 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Nothing like some good old-fashioned competition to heat up the holiday. Go head to head with other couples in wine knowledge. Does your boo have the finest palette and keenest senses? Let’s hope the do or they’ll be spending V-day night on the couch. Learn more about the event.

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