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    Everyone struggles on Valentine’s day.  The singles get bombarded with vomit-worthy couple pics all day and feel the need to book in a single bestie-date to not feel left out. The couples get an insane amount of pressure to find a date idea that is both unique and affordable.  Even the people who don’t really care about Valentine’s day struggle with all the restaurants being booked out and a nationwide chocolate shortage!
    It appears everyone has 99 Valentine’s Day problems, but finding something special to do shouldn’t be one!
    Here are some of the best things in Perth to do this Valentine’s Day in Perth.

    Dome Date Night

    If nothing gets you hotter than a nerd date to Scitech, the Dome Date Night is a perfect idea. Get cuddled and comfy as you gaze out into the universe at the planetarium. Cute.

    Scarborough Sunset Markets

    The sunset markets have once again been a massive hit this year. Hold hands with your number one as you wonder around the various pop-up stalls and food vendors. You can kick back on a beanbag with a glass of bubbles as you check out the live music and the sexy sunset.

    Photo by @sammytysoe  

    Chinta Four Course Feast

    This North Beach café is renowned for their super tasty high tea, featuring; pork and fennel sausage rolls, chorizo quiche and home made Arancini. This year they are doing a $79 four-course Valentine’s Day special with freshly shucked oysters and bubbles.

    Photo by @chintacafe

    Cat Power at Chevron Gardens

    For the musos out there, American singer-songwriter Cat Power is gracing Australian shores this V-Day. Her craft is a diverse amalgamation of indie, punk, funk and blues. For those who love strong, multi-skilled female artists (which let’s face it, should be everyone) this one is for you.

    Source: @catpowerofficial

    Raw Chocolate Making Class with Feld & Co

    For those couples who like to get naughty, but not with their deserts, this guilt-free chocolate Valentines special will get your mouth watering. Learn how to make raw chocolate using only whole food ingredients, comes complimentary with champagne and a special little gift.
    Check out the Facebook event here!

    Photo by @feldandco

    Vintage Modern – Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys

    I remember seeing these guys play at the Laneway Lounge and I was blown away by their ability to reinvent any modern song to sound like it was released ‘back in the day’. This will be the only time it’s acceptable to tease your spouse over sexy jazz renditions of “U Can’t Touch This”. Can’t pass that up!
    Tickets from here!

    Valentine’s Night Tour at Perth Observatory

    If the planetarium didn’t get you going and you want the real thing, you’ll have to take a trip out to Bickley for it. Perth Observatory features a wide range of telescopes for you and your lover to conquer the Southern Hemisphere together.
    Tickets available from here!

    Go Glamping

    If you really want to go all out, why not make a weekend of it and glamp under the stars! Luxury bell tent packages start from $180 an increase depending on how many creature comforts you desire. The insta-worthy interior is full of patterned rugs, laid-back seating and top-class bedding.
    Bookings can be made here!

    Photo by @soul_camping

    (NOT) The Bachelor Live

    Making a joke out of singles on Valentine’s day seems a little harsh but this show is nothing short of amazing. This raw and un-scripted show takes 4 singles from the crowd and attempts to make true love happen on stage. Held only on Valentine’s day, it’s the perfect place to giggle with your soulmate (or Tinder date).
    Tickets from here!

    About the author: 

    Michelle is a Perth based freelance writer who loves to write about all things travel and lifestyle. When she’s not running her freelance business, she spends her time patting dogs, eating burritos and planning the next travel destination. Get to know her more at https://moshthefreelancer.com/

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