So you've finally got a Valentine's date with that special someone. Here are a few ways FutureLearn can help everything run smoothly.
1. Cook them a delicious and nutritious meal
They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. But obviously you want you and your date to have long happy lives together, so why not make your date something tasty and healthy. Learn how with our wide range of nutrition courses.
2. Music is the food of love, so play on
Music can make or break a date. Make sure you know how to set the mood by learning about the power of the beat with the course Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move? Or, if you’re really going all out, impress your date by playing the tunes yourself, learn how with a course about learning jazz piano.
3. Impress them with family history
Having some interesting family history up your sleeve might help you avoid any awkward small talk. Discussion of distant royal relations is definitely better than asking about their ex. Learn how to explore your family history with the course Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree.
4. Try talking in the language of love
If the conversation isn’t flowing it’s obviously the language that’s the problem. Get help learning something a little more romantic with our Introduction to Italian course. Amore mio, sei bellisimo!
5. Show off your unusual interests
Want to show off to your date about your broad horizons and love of culture? Develop an interest that stands out. We’d recommend cryptography, robotics, opera, or Japanese avant-garde art for starters.
6. And if it goes well, get ready for a future together…
Great news, your date went brilliantly and you can see a sparkling future unfolding before your eyes. Now what? Make sure you’re ready for a relationship, that’s what. Get help with the course Understanding Romantic Relationships from Colorado State University.