9 + 1 Things To Do On Valentine's Day In Montreal With Someone You Just Started Dating

Helping you to make things less awkward.
9 + 1 Things To Do On Valentine's Day In Montreal With Someone You Just Started Dating

You know when you meet someone new right around Valentine’s day and you’re feeling really awkward about doing the typical romantic dinner and rose petals everywhere type of thing. Because it will clearly be too much.

So I thought it would be appropriate to write about a few laid back V-day activities for you and your new bae that aren't going to scare him/her away. There are so many chill things you can do together without getting all cheesy and lovey dovey.

1. Denial date

One of the easiest ways of dealing with Valentine's in the early stages of your relationship is by pretending it doesn't exist. Just ignore it and do whatever you would normally do if it wasn't February 14th. Would you be seeing each other and having dinner? Great, then do that.

2. Double date

Feeling a little awkward to commit to an intimate one on one date? No problem. You can totally have a double date. Do something fun together with your friends, like a real-life quest game at A/Maze. It's guaranteed to make you and your company feel comfortable. Not to mention that it's actually fun.

3. Giggity giggity

The obvious. Why not have a bedroom date? Get your 50 Shades Of Grey face on and "celebrate" away.

4. Brunch

This year, Valentine's day falls on a Sunday which is perfect for a brunch. Grab your bae and head to one of these places for a delicious low-key celebration.

5. Card and/or chocolates

Hey, you might want to step out of your comfort zone A LITTLE bit and get him/her a card and/or chocolates. Why not? It's not that overwhelming if you think about it. Want to get a little more adventurous? Prepare these bacon-chocolate shot glasses and get tipsy together.

6. Reasonably priced dinner date

If you're afraid of going overboard, opt for a "reasonably priced" dinner date. Nothing too crazy, just something super down to earth, yet still Valentine's day appropriate... You know what I mean? Here's a list of Montreal restaurants that perfectly fit within this category.

7. Party!

Instead of having an actual date, why not get a little wild and party together instead? Head to a bar in Plateau, get some drinks and have an unforgettable night together.

8. Netflix and chill

Netflix and Chill is always a good idea. Especially considering that this coming Sunday the temperature is going to get ridiculously cold... it will be a perfect day to stay in and cuddle.

9. Say "YOLO!" and go all out

Who says you CAN'T get romantic with someone you just met? If it does't work out, you'll still get to keep fun memories you shared together. Go all out, have dinner, ride in a horse carriage, get fireworks, hire a private chef, fly to Vegas, go crazy, have fun! Your life, your rules.

10. Skip V-day (BONUS)

Another alternative would be to skip Valentine's day altogether. It's easy AND cost effective.

This Video Of A Montreal Raccoon Taking A Shower Is Everything We Need Right Now

The raccoon has been visiting a Montreal family for six months.

Even urban wildlife needs a spa day.

A refreshing video of a raccoon enjoying a shower on a hot summer day is making a splash on social media, courtesy of a young Montreal resident and his kiddie pool.

Keep Reading Show less

If you're tired of swiping aimlessly on Tinder for hours, mark June 17 on your calendar. This is when the new dating app Teleport will be launching in Montreal.

Teleport is ready to revolutionize the way you online date and build connections by setting you up with five-minute video chats with people that share similar interests as you.

Keep Reading Show less
terrassenel | Instagram Courtesy of Expérience Vieux-Montréal

Quebec has finally unveiled its three-stage deconfinement plan, announcing that restaurant and bar terrasses in Montreal can reopen on May 28 and June 11, respectively.

That means Old Montreal is currently preparing for a busy summer. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect when six of its terrasses open on May 28. 

Keep Reading Show less

Food Network Canada's new show, Cheese: A Love Story, explores the art of one of Canada's most beloved dairy products: cheese. And there's going to be a whole episode dedicated to Quebec, featuring two Montreal chefs/owners of beloved local restaurants. 

The show is hosted by Afrim Pristine, who Food Network calls "the world's youngest Maître Fromager (Cheese Master)." Throughout the series, Pristine will showcase the cheese profile of cities and countries around the world, as he meets up with "culinary pioneers" of the cheese biz. 

Keep Reading Show less