You can have a great, romantic time with your significant other without spending a fortune. Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day outing or quality time any other day of the year, here are at least eight cheap date ideas that won't make you look cheap.
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If case you've forgotten (we hope you haven't), Valentine's Day is on this Sunday. If you're ill prepared for the special occasion (we hope you aren't), we've got you covered. We have assembled a collection of Lifehacker Australia's best Valentine's Day and relationship advice to give you some pointers for last-minute preparations.
Yes, that's a ridiculous question; clearly, no-one should base their relationship choices on something as superficial as the operating system they use. But equally clearly, lots of people make bad choices, a fact underlined by the surprisingly central role Valentine's Day seems to play in maintaining relationships. Desperate times might seem to call for desperate measures. Nonetheless, you should look beyond the boot sector disk when you're making a bootie call.
The entries for our Valentine's Day competition, offering a $300 Red Balloon voucher, attracted some interesting, touching and horrific stories of romance gone wrong. But there can only be one winner, and that winner is . . .
Haven't organised a Valentine's Day present and want to share your love in a geeky way? Surprise your significant other by putting those romantic messages in the last place they'd expect to see them: their tech.
We've already given you tips on how to pick the ideal Valentine's Day present, but establishing a successful relationship requires more than just one nice gift each year. We've combed the Lifehacker archives for our best-ever relationship tips.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the New York Times examines the common "date night" tradition, highlighting studies that suggest making date night unfamiliar and exciting rather than the standard dinner-and-a-movie can do wonders for a stale relationship. For example: One group was instructed to spend 90 minutes a week doing pleasant and familiar activities, like dining out or going to a movie. Couples in another group were instructed to spend 90 minutes a week on "exciting" activities that appealed to both husband and wife. Those couples did things they didn't typically do — attending concerts or plays, skiing, hiking and dancing. The third group was not assigned any particular activity.
Want to go beyond construction paper, glue, and scissors this year? Do-it-yourselfer Ian Lesnet wired up a pulsating LED Valentine's day heart that's touch activated. Check out the video to see it in action, and download the plan details over at his web site. (Also hit the the via link for more great DIY Valentines for geeks from Make.) Make a touch-activated, pulsating LED heart Valentine's card