Drifting from a Valentine’s Day pasta and wine stupor straight into a rom-com was once fun but metro Detroit and Ann Arbor have since stepped up their Valentine’s Day game – and you should, too.
While there are many fun Valentine’s Day events for families, if you’re looking for something a bit steamier for mom and dad to get into, look no further.
Here, we’ve rounded up ten tantalizing Valentine’s Day date ideas for grown-ups in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor including a titillating dance class for two, a new-age massage to try and, of course, the mother of all V-Day events, details on The Dirty Show.
Sound like fun ways to spend Valentine’s Day? Read on for more.
All tied up
Rope-tying and bondage – the act of safely tying yourself or others up in intricate loops and knots – is being practiced just across the Detroit River this Valentine’s Day.
If an interview with Border Patrol isn’t your idea of a romantic date, check online for an expert YouTube series that guides novices through the act.
Get your Valentine’s Day started off right with a burlesque performance by Miss Holly Hock – the owner of the Detroit School of Burlesque. “Bootlegger Night” will be head at Detroit Fleat in Ferndale and will offer drinks, music and a “sizzling show.”
While you could certainly sign up for a tango class, dance facilities across metro Detroit now offer something more interesting: partner lap dance classes.
Vixen Dance is offering a $60 workshop for couples to learn the art of seductive dancing – chair included. Participants must be 21 years or older and adhere to a dress code: Ladies in a tank top, leggings and heels with an ankle strap and men in casual dress, like jeans and a collared shirt.
The class starts at 8 p.m. at 20232 Livernois Ave. in Detroit and there’s another class the day after at 738 Airport Blvd. in Ann Arbor.
Get down at the Dirty Show
Speaking of dirty, the biggest erotic art show in Detroit, The Dirty Show, coincides with Valentine’s Day in 2020. There’s a world class burlesque show, the Cinerotic Film Festival and even a spanking booth.
Tickets start at just $40, so head out to the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit select days between Feb. 7-15 to get your freak on. Ages 21-plus only.
Hot and sweaty
If you two are fitness fanatics, why not choose an activity that will strengthen your bodies and your bond? Multiple yoga studios across metro Detroit are offering partner yoga – the practice of creating new postures together.
Experiences this Valentine’s Day across metro Detroit include CitizenYoga in Royal Oak ($45 reserves a spot for two people), The Yoga Room in Plymouth ($30 per person) and the YMCA in Ann Arbor ($25 per person).
Valentine’s Day is one of the only times public displays of affection are passable, and there’s no better PDA than a couple singing “their song” at the karaoke bar – bonus points if it’s a little raunchy.
What better way to celebrate your love than listening to a live performance of songs like “Can’t Help Falling in Love” or “Burning Love”?
Acclaimed Elvis impersonator Max Pellicano will showcase his signature Elvis recreation at the Andiamo showroom in Warren at 8 p.m. Tickets are $62 per person and while it won’t be the real deal, your love certainly can be.
A massage for two might seem like old news, but there are places in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor changing the game.
Meta Physica (located at 1701 Trumbull Ave. in Detroit) offers a 60 or 90 minute couples massage. Choose massages like the “Get Deep,” a deep tissue massage that removes lactic acid from the muscles or the “Raindrop,” which incorporates essential oils. Book in advance.
Steam it up
Literally steam things up at a sauna or outdoor soaking tubs. The Oasis in Ann Arbor offers multiple themed soaking rooms, and charges $37 per hour for two people on Valentine’s day – the price increases by $20 after 5 p.m. Call ahead to reserve rooms like the Borneo Rainforest room, complete with a 12-foot natural stone wall.
You can also try out Schvitz Health Club in Detroit, which features the only historic bathhouse left in the city.
Traditional with a twist
Of course, if you and your boo are traditionalists, you could certainly keep the movie and dinner idea but try something new. Ditch a dinner out for a brewery crawl and sub your local big time movie theater for the Detroit Film Theater to see the Oscar shorts.
Got any other steamy Valentine’s Day date ideas? Share them with us in the comments.