We once spoke with Dr. Randy Schroeder, author of Simple Habits for Marital Happiness, for his expert tips on staging a lovely Valentine’s Day evening that will live up to all of your significant other's expectations.According to Schroeder, the key is keeping things exciting. "Seeking surprises for the two of you can stimulate your creativity as you value each other," he says. For the best Valentine's Day possible, Schroeder recommends choosing a "surprise" that is meaningful for your partner. For example, those who are comfortable dining out can visit a restaurant they've never had the time to try. Otherwise, the two of you can at least order some takeout from a favorite fancy spot. "If your partner likes Chinese food, take them to a Chinese restaurant you have never eaten at before. If they like ice cream, take them to an ice cream parlor that you have never tried before. If they like going for a walk in the park, take them to a park that you have never walked in before. It is important for both of you to be self-sacrificing with surprises as well as both of you accepting responsibility for those surprises.