Valentines day - a day to show the person you love how much they mean to you.
Sometimes people find it hard to draw inspiration on how to do this, and find themselves doing similar things each year, or not putting much effort in because they feel it will take too much time/be too expensive.

If you're looking for inspiration, then look no further. Here are some unique ways which you can make valentines day extra special, for the special person in your life.

Take them out for dinner
Although this probably seems quite obvious, taking your partner out for a meal can be romantic, heart-felt and special, if done properly. If you went out for dinner on your first date, how about taking them back here to relive the important moment. Women like nothing better then to get dressed up and be taken out for a nice meal. An alternative to this, if you are strapped for cash, is to cook for them yourselves. Make their favorite meal, set out candles and flowers, and play some soft music in the background. Guaranteed to make the love in your life feel as special as you feel they are.

Thinking outside the box

You don't have to go out, or spend lots of money to make the person you love feel special on valentines day.
Instead of taking them out for expensive meals or buying them gifts, why not do something more symbolic and heartfelt, such as writing them a poem, or making them a song. This is personal, so the details are down to you, but just think of different ways that you can express your feelings for them. This will go a long way, and be greatly appreciated by your partner, as they will be able to see that you have tried hard, and put in a lot of effort to make it more meaningful.

If you are both into sports and physical activity, why not do something like that, which you know you will both enjoy. Other alternatives for non-traditional valentines dates could include going ice skating, going to see a concert, going to an art gallery. It is all about what the both of you enjoy doing, and trying to tailor this to schedule, budget and availability. 

Go for a walk
Why not go for a hike in some romantic scenery, and pack a picnic to take with you. Obviously weather permitting, but this would be a nice idea, as it would show that you have taken a lot of time trying to think of what you can do.
Other idea's
Why not treat you both to a full body massage, or some spa treatments?
Or even go and catch a show on concert? It's all about what you enjoy doing, and making the time that you spend together on this day exceptional. Be creative, caring and thoughtful, and you are sure to give the special person in your life, a wonderful valentines day to remember.
In today’s busy and hectic world not many of us have the time or the confidence to get dressed up for the night and go in search of a date.

Thanks to the World Wide Web we now have an excellent solution. Online dating communities like the eHarmony dating site offer an affordable, easy to use and friendly place to meet likeminded singles. But before you get started, here are 5 tips for guaranteeing a successful and safe dating experience on the Internet.


When you register, create a profile and begin chatting to people for the first time, chances are you’ll feel a little anxious. But don’t let the nerves get the best of you as everyone else is in exactly the same boat. Try to enjoy yourself, go with an open mind and just see what happens. It's worth having a look at social media pages for dating websites, like the eHarmony AU Facebook page. Here you can connect with other singles in a relaxed way.

Don’t give up

There are millions of single people looking for love. You may find that daunting, but at the same time it ensures that there is somebody out there for everyone. If your first date or even your first few don’t go as well as expected, don’t give up. Stick at it because Mr or Mrs Right might be just around the corner.
Be honest

Many people feel the need to lie or embellish the truth when writing their profiles, but there is really no need. To make the experience worthwhile you need to establish trust. If you want a meaningful and genuine relationship then you want your partner to love you for who you really are – not who you say you are on your profile.

Get a friend to help out

In life it’s always best to have a second opinion – and that’s no different with online dating. It can be a fun experience to get together with your friends, pick the perfect photograph or start writing your profile.

Take your time

Dating websites have come a long way in the past five years. Many sites now take a more detailed approach to creating perfect matches, such as eHarmony, which is one of the better free dating sites online today.

So when you find someone who catches your eye, make sure you take the time to get to know them properly. That way, when you do finally organise that all-important first date, you’ll go there knowing that the person is interesting and easy to talk to.
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Not all relationships thrive as we would wish to. There are many questions behind that; maybe the relationship is at a standstill, or there’s a third person involved, or the love simply ends.
In many cases, it’s very difficult to overcome this situation and it takes a lot of time to forget your ex-partner. The reason is because you have shared great and unforgettable moments and you have invested your time, future and love to make it work. Sometimes forgetting represents a chasm and emptiness that we do not want to face.
Love hurts
There are relationships that can’t work at all and sometimes as we get very comfortable; we do not remedy it or we are content with a little comfort without questioning the perception of reality.
The path by overcoming the split up is: negation, being afraid, pain and sadness as a first step; acceptance and recognition as a second step and the final step is the reconstruction of your life.
The loss of a loved one involves grieving; a similar situation when someone close to you dies.  The best solution is to have a close friend, family or professional to tell them how you feel in each moment.
Can your ex-partner become your friend? Of course, but it takes time. When you split up, the first thing you have to do is to break with the other person; you can’t behave as if nothing happened. To break up is get used to being alone and to enjoy your individuality again. 
The worst enemy of love is boredom and routine. When the novelty of a relationship is gone, this is where you have to work on it, because even if you love each other deeply, habits will come between you two. Especially if you live together or work together. Of course, making some efforts to spend some time together shouldn't be a chore or hard work, but sometimes it demands a bit of imagination.

Do something unexpected

Grand gestures are not always needed, and often it is the small details that are more important. Whether it is something spontaneous or carefully planned, the best gestures are the unexpected ones, those that will show your partner that you care for them. You don't have to look too far to do something nice and significant: if you are not really helping when it comes to housework, cleaning the house or put a washing on could be a great surprise for the other, especially after a hard day or week at work.
There are many things you can do to surprise the person you love and find again that spark of the beginning of your relationship. Surprise them with a dinner in their favourite restaurant, or one you both always wanted to go, take them away for an impromptu weekend, or simply cook them a dinner!