Not sure how to make your nerdy/geeky partner feel loved on Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret. You’re probably not alone.

Weeks before the day of hearts, we’re here to bombard you with geek date night ideas, which are sure to put a smile on your partner’s face.

With these romantic date ideas covering a wide range of geekdoms, you’re bound to strike gold with at least one.

Here you go!

Geek Date Night Ideas

  1. Get your mood lamp(s) ready. Fluff up the pillows on the couch, and prepare for a Lord of the Rings marathon. For the nth time. Make sure you’ve got the chips, popcorn, or whatever ready. (Note: LoTR can easily be Harry Potter, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, etc. – depending on how long you can stay up.)
  2. Have a LEGO night. Get out those bricks and minifigs and let your imaginations run wild.
  3. Cook up a feast for two. Get hold of the following cookbooks and take your pick of dishes: The Sriracha Cookbook and Cooking for Geeks.
  4. Play Hobbits for the night. Be hobbits for a night – eat, drink, and be merry any way you want. Get ideas from An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery.
  5. Have a Whovian night. Dress up as your favorite Doctor or companion, and make Time Lord food. (See: Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook)
  6. Play the Game of Thrones. Get the board game. Make sure you have Westorosian food.
  7. Whip out your retro games, and spend all night shooting aliens or avoiding ghosts.
  8. Test your musical skills with a Rock Band or Guitar Hero session.
  9. Pack a picnic basket, and go star gazing. Don’t forget your Star Trek blanket.
  10. Go to a concert at the park. There’s bound to be one in your area for sure.
  11. Go to your favorite bookshop, grab a cup of coffee (if available/allowed) and catch up on some reading.
  12. Visit a museum. Make it a whole day date and enjoy each other’s company even more.
  13. Go on a toy/comic store round. Instead of doing a round of the bars, plan a day of visiting toy/comic stores and binge shop. Or window shop if it’s all the same to you.
  14. Participate in a Geek Trivia night. Get other friends to complete your team if necessary.
  15. Make it a double (or triple, as the case may be) date, and play Cards Against Humanity. Better yet, make Cards Against Science.
  16. Still on the double date note, play your favorite board game with other couples. See: 10 Best Board Games for Adults.
  17. Throw a geek Valentine’s party. Make sure you’ve got the right party drinks.
  18. Plan an Amazing Race day. Be creative. Incorporate the use of your smartphones and what not. Best done with other couples, too.
  19. Plan a roadtrip. Check out Roadside America, where you’ll find all sorts of ideas. You can go eat at The Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre House, for example.
  20. Go on a The Walking Dead tour. You’ll find the itinerary and prices here.
  21. Go to the nearest LEGOLAND.
  22. Go to New Zealand and experience Middle Earth. Hobbiton Tours can help you with that.
  23. Visit Oamaru, the Steampunk Capital of New Zealand. While you’re there, enjoy the little blue penguins as well.
  24. Go to the Hobbit House of Montana if New Zealand is too far and too expensive. You better call them ASAP though, as the demand is rather high.
  25. Go to the UK, and take your pick of geek destinations:  settings for Merlin, Camelot, and Stardust, for example. Visit Transcon Travel for more info.

Have you got your Valentine’s Day all planned out? What are you going to do? Let us know in the comments!

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