It’s almost February 14, the time of the year to act all sweet to your partner or partners (we don’t judge) and shower them with presents like flowers and chocolate. At least that is what a lot of people want you to believe (read: the e-commerce). Reality is that you can celebrate however you want with whoever you want! And since you are visiting our blog we assume you want to do something geeky! So here are 14 tips for a not so Lovey Dovey but geeky Valentine’s Day!
Tip #1: Go to a geeky movie!
A while back we wrote an article about upcoming geeky movies (If interested read it right here). Some of the mentioned movies premiere around February 14 like the new Sonic movie or Birds of Prey. So we guess Valentine is the perfect excuse to visit the theater. Hello movie(s) we actually want to watch!
Tip #2: Netflix and Valentine
Don’t want to go outside? Feel like snuggling up on the coach? Here is a short list of some geeky Netflix shows you should definitely watch: The Witcher, Altered Carbon, Black Mirror, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Lost in Space, any Marvel series, The Umbrella Academy, Disenchantment, Raising Dion, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina... Wait did we say it was a short list?
Tip #3: In-game Valentine events
Time to join an in-game valentine event! If you play Fortnite you can join their Love and War event. You will be able to earn an Harley Quinn skin while playing (yes please!). Or join a battle with Apex legends and listen to some new valentines day quips. Fun fact: Did you know that The Final Fantasy XIV Valentine’s Day event has already gone live? If you are level 15 or above you can play a special quest. Feel like ‘moving’ a bit more though? Go outside and play some Pokémon Go, apparently you will be surrounded by pink Pokémon on Valentine’s Day. Happy playing!
Tip #4: Talk geeky to me!
Always wanted to learn a new language? Time to Study a (fake) geeky constructed one. Maybe you can say something sweet to your loved one in Davahzul (Skyrim), Dothraki (Game of Thrones), Na’vi (Avatar), Elvish (Lord of the Rings), Ewokese (Star Wars), Klingon (Star Trek), SimLish (the Sims), etc. you get the point…
Tip #5: Be a plant mom or dad
Don’t feel like being around people or pets? In the need for some extra oxygen in your house? Make Valentine’s Day all about buying plants instead of some chopped of flowers. Here is an article about some gamer friendly houseplants.
Tip #6: Do some arts and crafts
Time to paint those Warhammer figurines, build something with Star Wars Lego, buy some Gunpla and build a Gundam or make that awesome cosplay! The creative possibilities are infinite! Go out and create something you fellow geeky person! And if you do… don’t forget to tag us on Instagram or Facebook. We love to see your creations and shower you with love (a.k.a. likes) <3.
Tip #7: Hello Arcade!
Arcades are back in business and they are even better than in to 80’s. Why you say? Because nowadays we can enjoy a whole lot of VR games on top of all the old school games. What are you waiting for? Go and have some fun!
Tip #8: What about a museum?
Did you know that there are a lot of arcade museums around the world? No? Time to find out if there is one nearby you. If not… we recommend going to a science museum. Why? Because learning is sexy, spread the word!
Tip #9: It’s cooking time!
Did you know that there are special cookbooks with recipes how to create food from videogames? No? Look up The Geeky Chef or The Geek’s Cookbook. You will not be disappointed! Surprise yourself or your loved one with a geeky meal! Bonus points if it’s cruelty free.
Tip #10: Time to escape!
What is more romantic than being captured and escape together? Nothing! We should know. The GirlGamerGalaxy crew went to an escape room recently. We truly bonded when we were handcuffed together… OK all jokes aside… An escape room really can be a fun and exciting thing to do. So definitely an option for a geeky Valentine’s Day.
Tip #11: Play some board games
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go to a Board game café. Hang out with friends, play some games, drink some coffee (or tea, or beer, or wine, or whiskey) and win some games! We will see you there!
Tip #12: Go Kart or Laser tag?
Probably one of the more obvious date options for a geeky Valentine’s Day is to go play Laser tag or to go Go karting. But being obvious doesn’t make these activities less fun! So go on then, do the obvious!
Tip #13: It’s Karaoke time!
Not afraid to embarrass yourself (I wish I was Beyoncé)? Or are you really confident that you are a good singer? Then Karaoke is the thing for you! Time to sing a romantic song or just some anime intro songs for that matter. We know what you really want to do (winky face).
Tip #14: Go read some comics
Go to a comic book store, buy some comics or manga (or both), have some coffee and just relax while reading. Together or alone it doesn’t matter. Either way this sounds like a perfectly chill geeky Valentine’s Day!
We hope we have inspired you! Sending some virtual hugs to all <3. And if your Geeky Valentine’s Day went really well, click here for some baby name inspiration (just kidding of course, or not….).