A Lover’s Guide to Valentine’s Day



Kevin Speirs

Valentine’s Day isn’t all heart-shaped candy and romance. Sometimes the perfect plan is ruined by a saboteur on the street corner. 

Valentine’s Day has the potential to become expensive, so for the more frugal folk out there, a movie and some choice melodies may be the perfect way to spend the night. 

The best movies for Valentine’s Day are “chick-flicks,” so all of you tough guys out there are going to have to bite the bullet, suck it up and embrace the beauty. First on the list is “The Holiday.”

Although this movie revolves around the Christmas season, the cast is too good looking and the story too satisfying, not to put you in the mood for love. 

Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and even Jack Black are endearing in the film. That old guy is adorable in a funny old man sort of way, too.

 Next on the list is “Hitch.” Everyone loves Will Smith, and if you don’t, you’ll probably be alone on Valentine’s Day anyway. 

Will Smith makes any man believe he can score a blonde celebrity – there’s nothing like idealism for a night dedicated to love.

For those who are a little more serious, “The Notebook” is the choice for you.  

Although a little cliché, the sad but sweet storyline may bring some tears, but the film is still perfect for the evening.

Perhaps the perfect movie for Valentine’s Day is “Titanic.” A young Leonardo DiCaprio and stunning Kate Winslet star in arguably the best movie ever, with arguably the best movie quote ever from Billy Zane, “I put the necklace in the coat. I put the coat on her.” 

 Like “The Notebook,” you may need some tissues for this tearjerker. 

Certainly there are other options, but these are the best, and they will undoubtedly provide a sentimental, low-key night with your significant other.

 When the movie’s over, some music will keep the mood going, and here are some great picks. 

 Music choices on Valentine’s Day can make or break the evening, either setting the tone for a sensual romantic evening, or turning that promising date into a lonely night.  

Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” is sweet and pleasant. What better way to tell someone how much you love him or her than by listing it in an acronym? 

Nat King Cole’s velvety smooth voice is enough in itself to melt the heart of your lover. 

Staying in the R&B genre but a little more current, K-Ci and JoJo’s “All My Life” is heart-wrenching enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. 

Those looking to get right to the point will go for some Marvin Gaye. 

With songs like “Sexual Healing” and “Let’s Get It On,” Marvin is the only choice to set the mood for a passionate evening.

Hopefully this Valentine’s Day you and yours can share a special evening. Whether it be a night on the town or cuddling on the couch, spending time with your special someone is what’s most important.