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Tip No. 1: Surviving Valentine's Day When You're Coupled Up

Tip No. 1: Surviving Valentine's Day When You're Coupled Up

I hope you enjoyed Patty Brisben's tips on how to have a fantastic Valentine's Day when you're fabulous and single! But if you're happily coupled up, she has some tips for you too!

To see her first suggestion on how to spend this day of love with your special someone, just


Instead of following the crowd and making reservations at the new hot spot, why not pick out a new recipe you and your partner have never tried and cook it together on Valentine's Day? Cooking can be sexy and fun, and if you've ever seen the film 9 1/2 Weeks, you know there are some very creative ways to come up with dessert!

To see all of Patty's tips, click here.


ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
All I'm going to do is send a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Johns to my boyfriend at work tomorrow. He's going to be REALLY happy. That's pretty much all it takes for him to be happy! But on actual Valentine's day, idk, maybe we'll hit up a sushi spot and eat some good ol sushi!
Alexisis Alexisis 8 years
Marni7 you are right on- only im single so it's more like wine to keep me company and csi marathons - what more could a girl need?...
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
thanks chaton! :)
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
We are just gonna enjoy each other whatever that entails.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Marni, that sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day! :)
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
we are going on a vacation next week and thats our gift to each other.. so on the actual day i am thinking wings and csi marathons..we will be in heaven ;)
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
You never have to survive an occasion that's all about giving chocolate and teddy bears. It's not even really about love, it's just about buying sh*t you don't really have to, and a day where you "have" to be nice. Anyway, we are not big Valentines Day people -- or holiday people as a rule. I don't need a holiday to cook together -- which we do everyday, or to make him desserts --which I do occasionally since we hate all desserts except ice cream and sometimes pie. Plus, I think he is more into celebrating my birthday which is just 5 days later (and we don't really care much about) so I feel like even if we WERE into V-Day, I'd rather go out to eat or do something nice on my birthday which feels more genuine. I feel guilty over everything, so holidays are just not my thing. I cringe when I get anything...because seriously, I'm not that important.
Red315 Red315 8 years
I'm going to go ahead and assume they didn't literally mean we need to "survive" valentines day as a couple. but I will say this is a nice idea & I wish my boyfriend and I did it more often but he's a police officer on deep nights :( this valentines we are actually doing the same as hkitty and going to medieval times! he's never been there and we love doing things that are different!
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I hate this stupid holiday. I wish we could all just tell Hallmark to F*off. I invited my mom up for a shopping weekend because she's off on presidents day. I didn't realize that it was this wretched "holiday" too. So my mom, my boyfriend, and I are all going out to dinner for a vegan gourmet buffet on Saturday. How romantic!!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i bought a cookie decorating set with heart shaped cookies and pink and red icing and candies. we have evening plans including dinner and a concert but i think during the day i want to do that together for a couple hours!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Margo - including these doesn't make sense, which is precisely why I think they're designed to shut up the people bitching about the patronizing tips for singles.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
This series would make you think we were on a terrible episode of "Survivor: Valentine's Day!". Though I don't think there's going to be the same kind of negative response to the couples' tips - I mean, VDay is kind of *catered* to coupledom [even if you and your SO don't buy into it], so having this part of the series doesn't make much sense.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Dang, you have to 'survive' everything around here.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
babysoftpink -- I totally agree, what is there to "survive"?? if you're single, its just another day, and if you're in a relationship, its just another day with some cards and chocolate. the boyfriend and I are cooking together which is always fun and very cute since he is fairly new at cooking :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Nice idea.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Is this some sort of half-assed attempt at placating everyone who's been mocking Patty's tips to "survive" if you're single? I'm pretty sure that's not going to fool anyone, darling.
helloimkaren helloimkaren 8 years
I am going to have to pass and go out to eat at Medieval times. I don't need to SURVIVE V-day if I have a boyfriend and we're not like huge v-day we're going to Medieval times. Knights, Swords, and eating with you hands: Sounds like a fun v-day to me! :)
sprinkibrio sprinkibrio 8 years
see, my bf and I go out to eat or get take out all the time because we're so busy. actually cooking together, for us, is something different. that's what we plan to do on vday.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
I don't understand why you would need to SURVIVE v-day when you are coupled up. Geez... don't make everything a survival, just go with the flow and enjoy the blissful coupling you now have. When is this topic going to be over? I hope there won't be more of this next week or on v-day
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
We cook every night. What does everybody else do for food?
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
My boyfriend and I are making each other desserts and then cooking together for valentines day!
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