How to win your lover’s heart this Valentine’s Day

Have you recently swiped right on a sporting fanatic and are wondering where to take them to blow them away? Or is your long-term partner an activity addict who keeps wanting new things to impress them? No matter who they are or how long you have been with them, The Student’s guide to sporting dates in Edinburgh is bound to offer up a range of ideas to make your sporting superstar happy this Valentine’s Day.

Buy tickets to Murrayfield:

With the Six Nations in full flow, now is the perfect time to surprise your significant other with a dream trip to Scotland’s national rugby stadium. Tickets to the upcoming Calcutta Cup match against England are not going to come cheap, but if they can be secured they will offer a day that you will never forget.

With England favourites for this year’s tournament and Scotland hoping to prove Gregor Townsend’s new dawn has not been crushed by defeat in Wales, the game promises to be full of excitement. Throw in the fact that it is the oldest rivalry in the sport, and obtaining tickets will win you countless brownie points with your partner.

The fun of the day does not have to be confined to the match itself, with numerous bars and restaurants lining the streets from the city centre to the stadium, why not treat yourself to a boozy lunch before the game to make the occasion even more spectacular. While this is not the cheapest Valentine’s gift, it is one that is sure to be a winner.

Play a round on the Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Course:

This is the perfect opportunity to show off your sporting prowess on the world’s oldest short-hole golf course. Situated in Bruntsfield, it is easily accessible from the university and is sure to give an afternoon of fun. It is free to use if you have your own clubs or a set can be hired for only five pounds.

With only nine holes available in the winter months, it is the perfect activity to get you out of the house for a short bit of light exercise and a little fun competition.

To add to the competitive edge, the loser can pay for a post-game dinner or drink in the classy Golf Tavern which offers hearty pub food at a reasonable price.

If the date is a success and you are hooked by the golfing bug, a second date can be arranged at the main Bruntsfield Links course a little way outside of the city that can be reached easily by car, which while slightly pricier is bound to seal the deal with your charming, new Tiger Woods.

Image courtesy of Sean

Published in The Student on 14th February 2018

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