This year’s Valentine’s day has unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) coincided with the covid-19 pandemic. Whereas majority of us are back to living normal lives, there’s many couples still stuck at home, or even on lockdown due to the pandemic.

If you’re looking for quarantine-friendly date ideas and the weather outside makes you want to hunker down or your wallet is feeling light  and want creative concepts for cultivating your relationship, we have a few great romantic indoor date ideas to fit the bill. Some of them are totally free of charge, while others won’t take a huge dent out of your bank account. Try one of these fun, new dating ideas for a special Valentine’s Day to keep the spark alive

1. Have a DIY wine and paint night.

You don’t have to leave your house for this fun wine and paint night. Just grab a couple canvases, paints, and paintbrushes and you’re all set. Oh, and don’t forget the wine!

2.Watch a stand-up special.

Either watch a special by one of your favorite comedians or jump into the unknown by watching a new comedian’s stand-up. Regardless, you’re bound to have endless laughter.

3. Play a Game Together

A little friendly competition can actually draw the two of you closer, so spar in a format that doesn’t include criticizing the way he loads the dishwasher. Commandeer the kids’ gaming system to stretch your mental muscles in a new way, or blow the dust off a classic board game. Loser gets to do the others’ chores for a week!

4. Dance Your Heart Out

When was the last time you and your partner danced together? Take your sweetie out for a few spins to tunes that bring back great memories. If you’ve got two left feet, search for “Dance Tutorial” on YouTube to learn some suave new steps. Dress the part, for extra pizzazz.

5. Have a DIY spa night.

Make your own face masks, lotions, and more to have an at-home spa night worthy of the real deal. It makes for amazing face to face time and conversation.

6. Watch Movies From Your Childhood

We all have a lot of shows on our to-watch list these days, but make your TV time feel more special by branching outside your usual Netflix queue. Cue up some of your childhood favorites, to share a piece of each other’s history — because even in the age of television, you can’t beat nostalgia! Pop a big bowl of popcorn, get in your pajamas and stream your childhood favorites, while seeing if you can still quote the lines.

7. Snuggle by Candlelight

Turn off all of the lights, surround yourself with candles, and make the most of that flattering lack-of-lighting with a faux power’s out date night. Enjoy dinner in the dark then bundle up under a blanket by the fireplace. Keep the TV and your phones off, so you can get deep in conversation with your soulmate.

No matter what you and your partner choose to do, we know it’ll reignite a fire between you two. Just don’t let the special day go by without any sort of celebration simply because you’re stuck in the house. Happy Valentine’s Day.