Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get Dorky TogetherCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get Dorky Together

By Deanna Atkins

Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean that you can’t continue the love fest. It’s the perfect time to get as dorky as you want with your beau.

Stay in for the night and break out your favorite Star Wars movie or a more action-packed selection from The Bourne Trilogy. Feeling like a comedy? Get “groovy, baby” with your love, and put on Austin Powers. If you’re up for it, you can wear a laugh-out-loud, 70s-themed outfit. Don’t be afraid to act out the characters or scenes you’re watching, even if that means pausing the flick to reenact a light-saber battle or practice your best Dr. Evil voice.

Another way you can get dorky (and impress your man) is by playing a few rounds of video games. Dabble in some Xbox Live so you can each talk to one other through the microphone in your headsets. It will be a fun way to connect, especially if you play Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty. Your goal will be to slay the living corpses using shotguns, molten cocktails and machine guns while simultaneously protecting one another. If blood and gore isn’t your style, dig out your retro Nintendo 64 to play some old-school Mario Kart. Racing each other head-to-head will be a friendly competition that could continue all night.

You and your honey can also choose to stay in and build a gigantic fort in your living room. If you want to get out of the house for a bit, unleash your inner nerd with a trip to a planetarium. Gaze at the stars as you get lost in the dreamy atmosphere. You can take turns testing each other’s constellation knowledge or just enjoy learning something new together. You could also visit a nearby museum. Whether your guilty pleasure is biology, natural history or modern art, there’s a geeky institution for you!

If you’re feeling creative, set up a scavenger hunt that you know your other half will enjoy. Accompany your partner on the hunt, giving him or her clues along with a handmade treasure map. This activity will give you a ton to bond over.

Showing your sweetheart how much you love him or her is as easy as being yourself. You don’t  need to go to a five-star restaurant to have an amazing time together.

What are some ways to be a dork with your loved one? Share below!