This article is a group collaboration, compiled by Jeffrey Kishner and inspired by you, the readers. See the end of this post for the three winners who contributed the best suggestions.
Aries loves thrill and adventure. If price is no objection, rent a hot-air balloon or helicopter ride overlooking beautiful mountain scenery or your city’s skyline. Otherwise, make your evening spicy, in all meanings of the word: take them out for cuisine featuring some hot flavors, then get steamy on the dance floor.
Taurus appreciates anything lavish or luxurious, especially involving food. If you’re already intimate, plan a night in a nice hotel. Ahead of time, decorate the bed with rose petals, enhance with aroma scents, and play some earthy, sensual music in the background. Feed them chocolate or chocolate-dipped strawberries before you soak in the hot tub or share some deep massages.
Gemini is a curious cat. Tap into this nature using the element of surprise. Don’t give away all your plans at once. Attend a book reading or lecture, then some drinks… then something out of the blue, like bowling! Make it look like you’ve come up with it on the spot (because you’re spontaneous!) and Gemini will believe that you are an adventurer, a partner in crime. Stimulate this sign with all their senses (including the intellect) and they’ll love the evening.
Cancer will love a quiet night at home. Cook a meal from scratch, serve with a nice bottle of wine, and then cuddle up on the couch to watch a romantic, sentimental movie while eating chocolates out of a box. (Yes, the most exciting part of the evening is not knowing if you’re getting nougat or cherries!) Hey, it’s even OK if someone dies at the end of the film. Tears will make Cancer feel closer to you.
Leo wants to feel special, that the evening is all about them. By all means, if you have cash in your wallet, spoil them this evening! Bring two dozen red roses. Take them out to a fancy restaurant, have a violinist come over to your table, buy an expensive bottle of wine. Then follow this up with a show (Broadway if you live in NYC) or a table for two at a jazz club.
Virgo has already been thinking about how to plan the perfect date for you, so it can be difficult to plan the perfect date for them. The sign of modesty and service may be embarrassed by too much flash (see Leo), so go easy. Reserve a table in the corner at a nice but not too pricey restaurant, or cook a healthy vegan meal for them at home. Follow this by some mutual massage work, or get their analytic brains going with a game of Scrabble or the day’s Crossword.
Libra is the quintessential romantic. They’ve bought into just about every media-generated image about Valentine’s Day, because it fits with their vision. So do not be afraid to follow the rules tonight: Flowers, chocolates, a romantic dinner, a walk along the pier or Main Street, a bedroom filled with candlelight. And don’t forget to talk about how much you love them. Even more than the motions, it’s the overt communication that will make them feel most loved.
Scorpio – unlike Libra – sees through all the Hallmark crap for what it is. Don’t go through the motions with this one, because they’ll either call you on it or immediately lose interest when they sense you’re not being authentic. Scorpio wants depth and passion, so what you do is not nearly as important as how you do it. Frankly, if you’re already sleeping together, you’ll probably be spending most of the night in the bedroom anyway. If not, do something sexy like salsa dancing.
Sagittarius loves adventure and new experiences that broaden their horizons. Go for something risky this evening. No death-defying stunts, but if there’s some evening sports you can engage in — or even watch — all the better. If your Sag is more of an intellectual type, then attend a book reading or lecture on the origins of Valentine’s Day, then appeal to their animal nature behind closed doors.
Capricorn can be hard to please, as they do expect the best. I know, the burden of high expectations may weigh you down, but surely you can rise to the occasion. Your Cappie will want you to convey the seriousness to which you aspire to be good enough for them, so by all means go all out tonight. Whatever you do, don’t ask the waiter for the house red.
Aquarius needs their brilliant mind stimulated. Obviously, the traditional ideas of romance just won’t do. Think field trips you took in grade school – the planetarium, a modern art museum or some off-beat theater performance. Aquarius will appreciate your willingness to get out there and try new things. Talking (and listening while your Aquarius points out all sort of random, interesting facts they know) is going to be the key to ending your night on an interesting note. The more you can keep them engaged and interested, the more they are going to be turned on to you.
Pisces is impressionable, so appealing to their taste for fantasy will sweep them off their feet. Bring them to a club with lots of lightshows and flowing spirits, or go to an IMAX theater at a science museum to blow them out of their minds. Frankly, anything that will help to erase ego boundaries will go a long way with this one, whether we’re talking substances, dance, or some good tantric meditation.