Ah, it’s that time of the year again, gentlemen. Time to break out your matching socks, let the moths out of your wallet and take your sweetheart out for a pleasant yet romantic evening. Perhaps you don’t have any money or maybe you’re single! Oh, no, how will you survive yet another sad and dismal Valentine’s Day? Have no fear.
If hitched, you will need a date idea. Let the creativity flow…a simple date at home or in the dorm can never be overstated. Romance is found in simplicity so order some take-out, dim the lights and turn on the love jams. Best music to dine too? Try some of the following: Peter Gabriel- In Your Eyes, Righteous Brothers- Unchained Melody or Natalie Merchant- Tiger Lily.
The night is still young so take turns giving one another back massages or reading one another’s palms. Then kick back and relax to a romantic movie. Blockbuster should have any of the following: Romeo and Juliet, Sixteen Candles, City of Angels, Ghost and When Harry Met Sally.
Feel like having a night out? Well, fill up your gas tank and head toward Philadelphia because love is air down there.
The Utah Jazz will also be in town that night to play Philadelphia’s own 76ers. Ladies, nothing says “you’re my man” more then basketball tickets. The game is at the First Union Center and tip off is at 7 p.m. sharp. For more details call (215) 336-3600.
Looking for something a little less pricey yet still romantic? Try a horse drawn carriage ride through the streets of Philadelphia. Rides can be purchased ranging from a 20-minute ride to 90-minute ride. Afterwards warm up in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visit the 13th century cloister and fountain found right inside the museum. The cloister and fountain come from the French Abbey of Saint-Genisdes Fontaines. For more information call (215) 763-8100.
The Blue Cross River Rink will also be open on Valentine’s Day night if ice-skating is a possibility. There is a general admission price of $5 and a skate rental fee of $3. For more information call (215) 925-RINK. After you are threw skating take a walk at Penn’s Landing and watch the sunset and stars shine bright.
Planning on staying closer to campus? The Gryphon Caf