10 Much-Needed Updates To The Classic Date Night

It’s time to add a little zest to your romance. And when in doubt, a free Valentine’s Day movie from Express is always a good way to go!

1. Instead of going to your regular bar…

…go hunt down a speakeasy. They’re sometimes hard to find, but that’s why it’s an adventure!

Like this particular one whose entrance is through a phone booth inside a grungy hot dog joint.

2. Instead of going to a concert…

…pick a favorite track, grab a video camera, and run around town while making your own music video!

Besides, your romance makes a better story than half the music videos out there anyway.

3. Instead of going out to dinner…

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4. …track down all the food trucks in town and turn dinner into a scavenger hunt.

Those things are always on the move, so follow them on Twitter and have at it.

5. Instead of taking a long walk on the beach…

…go geocaching together.

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It’s like treasure hunting for horcruxes. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this yet, get on it.

6. Instead of giving flowers to your date…

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…go to the mall, part from one another for 20 minutes with a set budget, then meet back up to exchange gifts.

Nothing beats finding the perfect gift for your special someone.

7. Instead of going to see a ballet…

…hit up an Improv Everywhere event.

Famous for the No Pants Subway Rides, you can now find their crazy stunts all over the country!

8. Instead of going bowling…

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…pack your pockets with balloons, find a rooftop bar, and fill the sky with color.

Then sit back and admire your work.

9. Instead of traveling to watch the game…

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…figure out where your local supporter’s club meets, and join them at the pub!

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When you pack a bunch of crazy hooligans into a small space, and give them unlimited access to beer, you’ll be in for a wild ride for sure.

10. Instead of hitting up the club…

…learn how to swing dance!

There is no better way to get groovy with one another than this.

11. Instead of going to the zoo…

…volunteer together at the local animal shelter.

Nothing is more attractive than showing you have a heart. And if kittens are involved, well…

Are you ready for #OneHotDate? We are! And guess what? It’s on us. Find out more at Express.

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