The Valentine's Day Date You Should Take Your Lover On, Based On Their Zodiac Sign
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Love isn't just in the air—it's in the stars. This Valentine's Day, keep in mind your crush's zodiac sign so that you can plan the perfect date based on their zodiac sign. This way, it not only expresses your love but makes them feel special.

If these don't apply to you, take a look at your Venus sign. Here are the best Valentine's Day date ideas, based on your partner's zodiac sign:

1. Aries

If your valentine is an Aries, then you should know they don't like to be restricted and held down by their plans. For Valentine's Day, try something free-flowing that always has something new, like a day at the park or an interactive museum.

2. Taurus

For a Taurus, don't even try to skimp on Valentine's Day. Wine and dine your special someone by going to a fancy restaurant or a high-class show. You might be tempted to leave the romantic evening a surprise, but don't. Hide some details to make it special, but at least give them a heads up as to the time of the event and the attire expected for the night.

3. Gemini

Show your Gemini how much you care about them and their life by taking them somewhere they can be expressive. Let them talk about themselves as much as they want while you take them to a museum followed by coffee, to a movie followed by dinner, or a night in the city while you explore it through their eyes.

4. Cancer

If your date is a Cancer, odds are they'll want to be comfortable. When you treat them for Valentine's Day, make them dinner at your place with candles and the whole nine yards. Afterward, you can pick out a romantic comedy and snuggle up on the couch together. If there's an animal in the movie, your animal-loving Cancer is no doubt to have the perfect evening.

5. Leo

No matter what you do, when you go to pick up your Leo for the evening, make sure you show up with a gift. It doesn't matter how small the gift is, Leos are all about getting flowers and chocolates on Valentine's Day. Odds are, they probably bought you something too, so it's better to be safe than sorry. Opposite of a Taurus, Leos would love a surprise date. As long as they've got plenty of chances to talk and sneak in some PDA, they're likely to be happy going anywhere.

6. Virgo

It's time that your Virgo gets cared for for a change. They care about others so much that it's practically a part-time job, so no matter how hesitant they are about it, show them some love. It's not just about what you do, it's about what you do for them. Start off your Valentine's Day by making them breakfast (some cute AF heart-shaped pancakes would be perfect) then plan a self-care night together complete with some wine, face masks, and massages.

7. Libra

If your crush is a Libra, you know they love to live their life luxuriously no matter what their bank account tries to tell them. They thrive when they feel treated and complimented. Libras love to dress up, look hot, and reflect on their memories of all the times they've ever looked hot. Capitalize on this by taking your Libra to a fancy and romantic Valentine's Day photo shoot. Pick a hot location, get your best outfits on, and arrive just before sunset and take advantage of that golden hour that Libras live for. They'll look back on those pictures for years to come.

8. Scorpio

Scorpios are practically fearless when it comes to intimacy. When planning Valentine's Day with a Scorpio, don't feel the need to take them out for a fancy dinner. Instead, try to plan a romantic night in for just the two of you. Set the mood and let them know just how much they matter to you. Odds are, things will get a little hot and heavy.

9. Sagittarius

When planning a date with a Sagittarius, treat them with a night in the city and maybe eat at an unfamiliar restaurant. Do things the two of you can experience together, because when a Sagittarius feels love in the air, they need to feel like they can continually grow in their relationships. They're super eager to learn and experience new things with you.

10. Capricorn

Capricorns aren't ones to go crazy over love, or at least they don't express it that way. They're very goal-oriented, so they're not shy to plan ahead in their relationships. For Valentine's Day, show them that you're focused on the future too and plan out an itinerary for the day. Maybe start the day with a brunch and then head to the mall to shop. Afterwards, go see a movie and then enjoy a movie together. Let them know that you're thinking of your future together, too.

11. Aquarius

If your Valentine is an Aquarius, you know that they don't like to play by the rules. They're not very "lovey dovey," so for Valentine's Day, steer clear of stereotypical romantic dates. Instead, do something unconventional, like going to a concert or an art museum. Let them go off and explore on their own and be the independent star they are.

12. Pisces

When it comes to Pisces, try to show them all of the love that they show you. They're one of the most selfless signs, so cherish a tender and romantic day together where the two of you can connect. Plan a picnic, go to the beach, or enjoy a nice night in a hot tub together.

When you know your Valentine's sign, you can plan the perfect date that suits their attitude, behavior, and needs. By doing this, your date will no doubt end in happiness for both parties involved. This Valentine's Day, show your crush that you care about them on every level, in every way.

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10 Things My Significant Other MUST Do In Order To Earn The Privilege Of Meeting My Mom

I say "Hakuna Matata" on the daily, but you really need to say it when you prepare to meet my mom.

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Besides getting married, meeting the parents can be the most stressful time in any relationship. Your boyfriend could be freaking out because he doesn't want to sound like a loon in front of your dad or your mom may be chopping the vegetables a little too loudly making your girlfriend seem uncomfortable in the presence of a knife. Stressing for days (maybe even weeks) up until the day arrives is apart of being in love because you want your parents to love your significant other just as much as you do and when the dinner is finally over, you can breathe again. My family is a little different and my boyfriend has to do these things to be able to meet my mom and my brother (may as well add my cousins into the mix, too because they're my older siblings).

1. Pass the "Best Friends Test"

I have 6 best friends and each one of them has a unique personality. There's the momma friend, the crazy friend, the questionable friend, the laid back friend, the turnt friend, and the friend who just wants me to be happy. If they don't like you, I'll talk to them to figure out why they don't like you. Either way, if you hurt me, they'll hurt you.

2. Prove that stability is your main priority five years from now, even if I'm not in your plan

Things happen and we can't predict everything. We can be together now, break up in a year, and then get back together. It's part of being a teenager/young adult. We deal with a lot, I mean, we're in college, but the older we get, the more stressful life gets, so I want you to show me that you can handle whatever stresses come your way. I want you to be stable on your own before adding a girlfriend into the mix.

3. Deal with my "Hunger Fits"

Let's face it, I can be a brat, but I'm only a brat on three occasions.

1. I'm sleepy.

2. You didn't let me get my way.

3. I'm hungry.

If you eat without me or go get food without me, I might cry and pout like a two-year-old, so you have to be able to handle it. Pro-tip, have snacks with you whenever we go somewhere.

4. Be okay with getting roasted

My cousins are the funniest people you'll ever meet, but they aren't afraid to talk about you while you sit in front of them, so I need to know that you're okay with being roasted. They're not doing it to be mean (trust me, they aren't), but they're doing it because they're my family and they care about me as if I were their little sister.

5. Be able to hold an intelligent conversation for more than 5 minutes

Good conversation is an essential part of a relationship and I love talking about things that are happening in the world today and because my mom is super knowledgeable on a lot of things, you have to be able to talk for more than 5 minutes about something that's engaging.

6. Remain calm in the face of a difficult conversation

I know when it came to certain topics, I used to go off like a volcano, but I've had to grow out of exploding on people just because they don't agree with me. It takes months, maybe even years to master that type of patience and self-restraint, but I grew up fast, so I needed to learn in less than a year how to hold my tongue. I need to know that if you and I (or someone in my family) were to be in a serious conversation, you'd remain calm. I won't blow up on you, so please don't blow up on me (or my family) because then it might not end so well.

7. State your opinion, no matter how mad I might get

Following up with number six, this is a must! I'm a writer, so I deal with a lot of written opinions on the daily. I'm also involved in a lot of organizations where open dialogue is encouraged, so I deal with a lot of verbal opinions, too. People are going to say what they want to say no matter what and I want you to be able to tell me what's on your mind no matter how severe it may be. I'm here for you and I want you to know that you can trust me with your opinions. I might not agree with them, but I can deal with them.

8. Be able to sit and talk about sports and video games with my brother

You'll for sure meet my older brother before you meet my mom only because he acts just like my late grandfather; calm and laid back. He goes with the flow and doesn't get upset unless I get upset, so you don't have to worry about the big bad overprotective brother (but he is very big and very overprotective). He'd much rather sit and talk about "fork-knife" or a basketball game than grill you. It's just how he is. Also, don't be offended if he engages in conversation with you for like ten minutes before he loses interest in talking to you and goes back to playing his game.

9. Be okay and open to the possibility of a long distance relationship

I don't plan on staying down South for long. I actually won't stay here after I graduate from college. Long distance relationships don't work for 40% of all couples, but I want us to not be a statistic. I believe that we could make it, so I would need to know that you'd be okay with me being a thousand miles away; and of course, if you were halfway across the country, I would learn to be okay with it, too.

10. Love your family as much as you love me

Family is a big deal for me. It's always been me, my older brother, and my mom. You may come from a household where it's you and both of your parents, you and one parent, or you, your parent(s), and your siblings. I love my mom and brother with all of my heart and would drop anything (and I have dropped things) to be with them. I want to see that you love your family with the same amount of love that you give me. A man who loves the family he is born into will love the family he marries into.

My family's triangle has never been broken before, so this is new territory for all of us. Don't feel like an outsider, though! These may seem extensive and extra, but it's the things that matter to me. Aside from the apparent trustworthiness, loyalty, wanting three pets, having a sense of humor, and education that I look for in a guy, you have to do these ten things to meet my mom.

If you pass all of these, then you get to meet her. Don't stress about it though because if she doesn't like you at the first meeting, she'll come around by the next because she loves me and she'll see that I love you.

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To The Parents Who Raised The Man Of My Dreams, It Paid Off

You did a phenomenal job.

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As a parent, you always wonder if you're doing it right. Parenting doesn't come with instructions. You're not told how to punish your children in every situation or what to do whenever they accomplish something. You're not completely prepared for it. However, for someone without instructions, you did a phenomenal job.

You raised the man of my dreams.

I've dated throughout my teens and every guy seemed to be the same, but with your son everything was different. Your son is everything I've ever wanted. He is perfect. He is such a gentleman. I want you to know everything you taught him like holding the door and paying for dates, it worked.

I want you to know he doesn't show anger towards me. I'm sure I aggravate him and make him angry, but I want you to know I'll never know when I've done so because he doesn't show it. He gets mad with football games and after he gets done yelling, he apologizes.

He makes me feel beautiful. He has seen me at my absolute worse. He has seen me right when I wake up in the morning with no makeup and my hair is a mess and he tells me I'm beautiful. Whenever so get dressed up, he notices. He makes sure to let me know I look beautiful. He pays attention to detail like that my hair is curled or I have a new nose ring in and he adds them in with the compliments.

He is always supportive. Whenever I started back to school, he was so proud of me. When I started writing for The Odyssey, he shared my articles. He will tell me how proud he is of me. When I make good grades on assignments, he tells me good job.

He is so loving. He comforts me whenever I'm sick. When I had the stomach bug, he got my medicine, trashcans, and played with my hair to comfort me. He brushes and straightens my hair for me whenever I don't feel like it because he wants it to look good.

Thanks to you I have found someone who treats me wonderful. If it wasn't for you, he wouldn't know how to treat a lady. It is because of you that he turned out to be nice and respectful man he is today. I want you to know you did an amazing job raising him. He's everything I've ever wanted. Thank you for raising him to be such a gentleman. Thank you for raising him to be everything I've ever dreamed of.

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