Taking a hike or a casual stroll through nature can be a very sensual date experience - with the sight of beautiful plants or panoramic views; the sound of the birds twittering or the wind blowing through the trees; and the naturally beautiful smell of nature, it can only provide a wonderful bonding time together. Take a picnic or a thermos of soup so you can stop somewhere and relax together.
Trips along the river or sea
There are so many different ways to take a boat trip to stimulate the romance - take a punt down the river or hire a rowboat and enjoy a casual cruise. You can also go a step further and take a ferry along the most scenic part of your local river or sea. Alternatively take a lunch or dinner cruise where you can learn about the local sights of your area.
Take in a panoramic view while enjoying a meal
You can enjoy a nice romantic dinner anywhere, but make it memorable by finding a restaurant with panoramic views (and book a window table!). This could be a revolving restaurant in a city, or a well-placed nice restaurant in town. Alternatively, leave the city and head for a panoramic restaurant in the hills or mountains. If you're very adventurous, find a local panoramic spot and take a picnic with you.
Snuggle up and watch some fabulous rom-com movies
Kick everyone out of the house, choose some favourite romantic comedies DVDs, heat up the popcorn, have some nice drinks, and snuggle up on the sofa for the evening. Some classics include When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, or go for some true oldies with Roman Holiday or The Philadelphia Story.
Have some fun in the outdoors
Reignite those initial feelings of infatuation by choosing a date that makes you joke around like children. Spend some time outdoors with each other enjoying the things you did as children - building a sandcastle or a snowman, having a snowball fight, or a 'splash-fight' at the beach. Bring out the old skates and try that activity for a change.
Try something new together
Its so easy to get very comfortable with the one you love to the point where you only do the same-old things together. Experts often say that couples who stay together for a long time often try new things together and this helps cement their relationship together. So get out there and try a new activity - it could be a cooking class, art workshop, or try an adrenaline-activity like go-karting, parachuting.
Listen to some old mix-tapes over a bottle of wine
Go retro by putting together some new mix-tapes together for your partner (or pulling out the old ones) and sit at home having a great singalong over a bottle of wine. Don't forget to include some romantic ones to mark the occasion of Valentine's Day, and include your partner's favourites to make it even more special.
Splash out at a posh restaurant
It is the classic Valentine's Day date, but for long-term couples, it is a treat to get out and enjoy a wonderful night being waited on. Book early and request a good table. There is something nice about facing each other over candles, and eating some wonderful food and drinking expensive wine.