In South Korea they have three Valentines Days. One for women to give chocolate to men, one for men to give chocolate to women, and one for all the people who didn’t get any chocolate to go and eat black noodles and mourn their single life.
Here in Melbourne, there’s so much to do in the week surrounding V-day there’s no need for anyone to be eating the black noodles. Whether you’re loved up or romancing platonically, have fun doing any of the following date activities for free or not much more.
Hire yourself and your special friend a pair of classy wheels from our very own Matt Hurst. Everything’s rose-coloured and shiny when pedalling atop a classic racer or vintage ladies’ bike.
The MSO are holding free concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl again this summer. The V-week offering is a repertoire of Romantic Favourites on 17 February. Perfect for picnics and hand-holding.
Everybody knows the way to the heart is through the Synesso coffee machine. After a free cupping class at Seven Seeds you’ll also know your chocolate malts from your woody citrus blends.
Catch the Jenny Holzer exhibition before it closes for some thought-provoking art-gazing. There’s also a free public artist’s talk on 19 February.
The Rooftop Cinema is screening the ultimate girl meets boy meets girl’s pimp love story on Valentines Day proper: Tarantino’s True Romance. Hire a blanket and get snuggly.
Need more ideas? Check out our Valetines Day ideas on the website. Share the love!