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.
Sound like fun ways to spend Valentine’s Day? Read on for more.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many steamy Valentine’s Day options have gone virtual. Social distancing and mask protocols may be required for in-person options. Check with your chosen venue before heading out.
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.
WRAP, Windsor Rope Art Practice offers both in-person and online rope-tying courses for couples that want to explore the art of rope-tying. You can check YouTube for expert series that guides novices through the act, too.
Get your Valentine’s Day started off right with a burlesque performance by Miss Holly Hock – the owner of the Detroit School of Burlesque. Due to the pandemic, she’s not offering live shows or classes right now but you can still support her school by purchasing gift certificates to a class or later show. In the meantime, find tutorials for simple burlesque moves and dances on YouTube to make this Valentine’s Day one you’ll remember.
While you could certainly sign up for a tango class, dance facilities across metro Detroit now offer something more interesting: Exotic dancing.
Vixen Dance is offering exotic, chair and pole dancing courses for all skill levels. Age restrictions and dress codes may apply.
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 online yoga options — including partner yoga.
Can’t find a studio that’s offering what you’re looking for? Check out YouTube for even more ideas.
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 $42 per hour for two people on Valentine’s day — the price increases by $15 after 5 p.m. Advance registration required.
Got any other steamy Valentine’s Day date ideas? Share them with us in the comments.
This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.