On this one day, Valentine’s Day, we should all focus on how to make our relationship better, happier and more romantic. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Last year I tried a new kind of Valentine’s Day experience for me and a few of my friends. I invited six couples to my home for a Valentine’s celebration. Each couple had already agreed to participate in a specially designed “Valentine Love Game.” Each of the participants was given personal questions they had to answer honestly; even on issues that seemed a little dicey or intimate.
It turned out to be a wonderful, interesting evening! Most participants learned much about themselves and their love partners by revealing what happened in their own love stories and then letting other guests jump in and comment.
Being Valentine’s Day, the dinner too had to have a romantic spin, and everyone was asked to bring their favorite dish befitting the event. The room was dipped into sexy candlelight. Each home-cooked dish or store-bought contribution would express a passionate culinary experience. One couple brought oysters! Another surprised us with something called "Chocolate Passion" – not a crumb was left at dinner’s end. To set the mood, each guest had to bring their favorite romantic music to heighten the romantic atmosphere.
Finally and most challenging was the part where each had to answer their own personal love story: “Tell us what about your partner you love, like, or dislike.” The stories about their personal experiences were touching and surprisingly open. Partners heard for the first time how their lovers really felt about many issues.
As a result, both men and women naturally started reviewing their own lives and loves. On this one day, Valentine’s Day, we should all focus on how to make our relationship better, happier and more romantic. Happy Valentine’s Day!