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Romance is in the Air in Gaithersburg!

It’s that time of year again, lovers – the season that sends heartstrings aflutter. February is a month when new love blooms and old love seems to get a new lease on life. Of course, you might also believe that Valentine’s Day is a scam invented by the greeting card companies to make money. Take heart, though. Whether you’re in a committed relationship, looking for a sweetheart, or happily single, there are enough romantic and fun activities in the D.C. region to make even Cupid blush. Here are just a few:

Make your Valentine’s Day a RIO one – Whether you feel like celebrating at a great restaurant, buying a thoughtful gift for someone special, or just treat yourself to something nice, RIO Washingtonian Center has dynamic, “Cupid-approved” activities.

Savor a romantic dinner – Why spend the evening of Valentine’s Day in the kitchen when you can treat each other to a memorable night on the town? The D.C. area has a cornucopia of tasty, unique dining establishments sure to please any palate. Click here and here for some excellent choices. Remember that many of these restaurants require reservations, so be sure to book soon.

Spend an evening in and prepare dinner together – Don’t feel like going to a crowded restaurant on Valentine’s Day? Make your evening sizzle and stoke the fires of passion by cooking dinner as a couple. All you need are some good ingredients, basic cookware, and a loving, enthusiastic attitude. Browse this list of area gourmet food stores.

Take a dinner cruise on the Potomac River – First-class food and wine, dancing, live music, and gorgeous views of the monuments. What better way to commemorate your love or meet someone new? For more information about the best local dinner cruises, contact Odyssey or the Spirit of Washington.

Indulge your sweet tooth at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier – SPAGnVOLA is the only premium chocolate manufacturer in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. It’s located in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg. For more information, visit