While there are a few love birds who are not afraid to show off just how much they love each other, there are some couples who would rather keep things private between them – no long dedication posts on Facebook, no harana sessions in public, and no grand gestures of love.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are ways even non-mushy couples can still celebrate the day of love. Here, we’ve rounded up date plans of a few couples we know who aren’t that showy with their feelings.
“Every day is special when you’re with [your] beau. We’re not the type of couple who likes dining at fancy restaurants kasi, so what we planned to do lang is to go on a road trip to Tagaytay tapos samahan na din ng food trip. Very laidback lang; for us, special na yun.” – Anj, 22
“Just stay at home and watch movies together. The mall would surely be crowded so my girl and I would probably have a movie marathon right at the comforts of our home. Then I’ll cook for her – or maybe order some take-out.” – Angelo, 28
“We won't actually date on V-day because ayaw namin makisabay, and we don’t think it’s necessary. But we do plan to eat at our favorite Japanese restaurant just because it’s sweldo weekend.” – Aerin, 29
“My boyfriend and I planned to go gallery-hopping this weekend. We don’t mind spending Valentine’s Day a few days late – what’s important is we enjoy each other’s company whether it’s V-day or not.” – Cheska, 33
“We really aren’t big on Valentine's Day (or even anniversaries), but what we usually do during special occasions is to buy a bilao of Aysee’s sisig, bottle of rum or gin, and a bottle of cola. That or we sleep, because sleep is awesome.” – Jay, 31
“Jess and I will be celebrating Valentine’s with all of our pets at home. We both have stressful jobs and I don’t want to go to a crowded restaurant. I’m fine with having him and all our puppies cuddled in front of the TV.” – Fred, 26
“I plan to cook for him. He knows just how much I dislike cooking so this will be my little gesture of love that I hope he’ll appreciate. Hey, it’s the little things that count! Hehe.” – Jamie, 25
“Go on a spontaneous date or whatever it is that’s fun. You don't have to plan something romantic, just do something you feel like doing on the day itself and enjoy each other’s company.” – Krystal, 25