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The Perfect Date in Six Easy Steps

Featuring resident love-connoisseurs Lizzie Vollmer and Efram Harkins

[twocol_one]Step One: Buy him/her a gift

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Make them feel special right off the bat. Just make sure it’s something they like, even if that means dragging them on a shopping trip.

 

Step Three: Grab Some Drinks

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…Eastern style! Skip the alcohol (and a fine from your RA) and take that special someone out for a Pina Colada flavored slurpee from Wawa. Make it special and share.

 

Step Five: Indulge in the “Love Chapter”

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You all know the one: love is patient, love is kind, all that jazz. Find a pew in a quiet church somewhere and read 1 Corinthians 13 to them. A little unconventional, but no one knows how to say “i <3 u” quite like the Apostle Paul.
[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Step Two: Resurrect Chivalry

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Who said chivalry was dead? No problem with being a little old-fashioned. So go ahead, open that car door or pull out his or her chair at dinner. If you look really closely at the picture on the right, you can see Efram’s heart melting.

Step Four: Go to the Movies

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There’s a reason it’s the quintessential Valentine’s date. Share some popcorn and cuddle up with your partner for the latest chick flick. The romantic movie pickings are a little slim this year, so have Netflix ready in a pinch!

Step Six: Enjoy Yourself

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Of course, not all of this was entirely serious (are you really going to spend Valentine’s day sitting in a church pew?). While all these things are fun, there is no need to succumb to the Valentine’s pressure of having a perfect date. So here is the real advice: on Feb. 14, celebrate loved ones, romantic or not. Do something spontaneous or silly. And enjoy all the chocolate.
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