Whether you’re celebrating a recurring date night, holiday, birthday or major accomplishment, love is year-round in Shreveport-Bossier. A great date night should always consider the significant other’s love language in the initial plans. How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, written by Gary Chapman in 1992, outlines five general ways that partners convey or receive love: words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, acts of service and receiving gifts. This is how you can meet the needs of your lover in Shreveport-Bossier based on their love language:
If Words of Affirmation is your love language,
…I’ve got the perfect date night recipe for the spoken or written words of comfort that you’re seeking. Begin your evening at The Vintage, located at Eldorado Resort Casino in downtown Shreveport. This low-lit, fine dining experience will allow your lover to share their supportive thoughts over a juicy steak or seafood steamed to perfection. After dinner, take a romantic walk along the riverfront at your own pace, and use this time to uplift your lover with more encouraging words. Seal the night with a drive-in movie, so you can chat with one another without disruption. Check www.SBFunGuide.com for upcoming drive-in experiences in Shreveport-Bossier.
If Physical Touch is your love language,
…here is how you can send a tingle up your lover’s spine with warm and gentle embracing. Start with dinner and a movie at the Robinson Film Center, located in downtown Shreveport. This independent theater is known for its intimate restaurant, Abby Singer’s Bistro, and its wide variety of showings. The best part about the theater is that the seats are social-distance friendly with adjustable arm rests, converting the typical movie-going experience into a cozy one. After your movie, share an appetizer and cocktail flight at Abby Singer’s. Before bed, unwind with a Rose All Day box from Ben’s Body Basics. This box will create an at-home spa experience for your lover with body butters, oils, scrubs and more to stimulate love the way they need it.
If Quality Time is your love language,
…hanging out with your lover is your favorite thing to do. I would highly suggest a road trip along the Boom or Bust Byway. This 136-mile drive through north Louisiana’s countryside is filled with experiences that focus on togetherness. Grab a thick, juicy burger at Main Street Restaurant in Gilliam, go kayaking in Bodcau Bayou Dam in Bellevue, or visit Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations in Hosston to learn untold stories of local Black history. Take matters into your own hands by pre-ordering a lavish charcuterie board from The Revenir. It’s well-designed with various cheeses, crackers, meats, fruit and more. Use this spread to elevate your picnic experience at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City and give them your undivided attention under the sunset. If you really want to impress your lover, rent a sling shot car from Port City Exotic Rides, and hit the road in style.
If Acts of Service is your love language,
…take a load off of your lover with these three Shreveport-Bossier experiences. Begin your romantic weekend with breakfast in bed at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel. Room service is a simple anecdote to tapping into this love language, just get a full breakfast spread and eliminate the hassle of choice. If the weather is nice, drop in at Horseshoe’s DARE Dayclub and Ultrapool for the ultimate poolside experience. Later, schedule a session at one of our three escape rooms: Red Herring Escape Room, Escape SBC in Shreveport or Bossier City. This game allows you to help your lover escape the room using scattered, hidden clues. If you really want to express your love for them, show your romantic efforts the following Monday by having lunch delivered to their workplace. Send a meal from Lucky Palace; they deliver. Uber Eats and Door Dash services are also available.
If Receiving Gifts is your love language,
…then sentimental items send a surge of love through your system. Shreveport-Bossier has shopping districts tailored for your love language. Dive into a world of big brands along the riverfront at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, ball out at upscale boutiques along Line Avenue in uptown Shreveport, or dabble into gift shops and more in the SOYO shopping region, such as Shoppes at Bellmeade, Lewis Gifts and more on Youree Drive. You’re likely to leave these stores with countless symbols of love and affection. If you’re seeking more intentional gifts, purchase custom jewelry from IDJV Art & Jewelry, paintings from Lauren Ross-Simmons Art, or chocolate-covered everything from Candy Galore and More.