It’s almost February 14, the time of the year to act all sweet towards 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: e-commerce). The reality is that you can celebrate however you want with whomever you want! And since you are visiting our blog we assume you want to do something geeky! So here are 14 tips for not traditional but geeky Valentine’s Day activities!
Tip #1: Go to a geeky movie!
Valentine’s day is a perfect excuse to go and see new geeky movies in the cinema. A lot of movies are released around this time of year, especially for moviegoers who want to go out and have a fun time. But if you do not feel like going out, a lot of streaming services offer a variety of movies to watch together on this day. And if you want to take it up a notch on the geekiness level, how about putting on VR headsets and watching video’s on Netflix or YouTube in 3D? Sounds like an awesome date!
Tip #2: Netflix and Valentine
Don’t feel like going outside? Does this time of year make you feel like snuggling up on the couch? Here is a short list of some geeky Netflix and Disney+ shows you should watch: The Witcher, Altered Carbon, Black Mirror, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Lost in Space, any Marvel series, The Umbrella Academy, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, The Book of Boba Fett, All of us are dead (Hello, Korean zombies!) ... We never insinuated that it would be 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 Creative Mayhem Valentine event. I mean who doesn’t want a Mace of hearts Pickaxe (yes please!). And did you know that The FFXIV Valentione’s Day 2022 Event has already begon? Time to get that Valentione Mobile for 6,000 gil. Feel like ‘moving’ a bit more though? Go outside and play some Pokémon Go, apparently you will be surrounded by plenty of 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: Time to escape!
What is more romantic than being captured and escaping 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. So what say you we go looking for sunken treasures with this escape room game by EXIT, matey?
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: 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 #11: Play some board games
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go to a Board game café (if possible). Or organize a board game night and hang out with friends, play some games, drink some coffee (or tea, or beer, or wine, or whiskey) and win some games! You could start with a mystery game like Arkham Horror of find a full list of gaming themed board games we made for you lovely geeks a few months ago right here.
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!
And if you are an introvert, do not have any fun places in your area or would like to just have a nice intimate time with loved ones at home, then Nintendo has got you covered. Nintendo released a physical Mario Kart that you can drive around in your own home while using the Switch screen!
Tip #13: It’s Karaoke time!
Not afraid to embarrass yourself? 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. Going out to a karaoke bar could be fun on Valentines, but staying home and dusting off your SingStar games is a great way to spend the day together.
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! Did you know that you can buy Valentine editions of some of your favorite comics like the Harley Quinn Valentines Day Special or A Very DC 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 really well, you can click here for some baby name inspiration (just kidding of course, or maybe not..?).