The change of seasons offers not only a new chance to find love, but a new chance to broaden your horizons and step outside the dinner and a movie first date fall-back plan. Summer officially begins next Tuesday, but now is the time to take advantage of the warmer weather. Here are some ideas for unique first dates (or second or third) that will show your new interest that you’re ready for some summertime fun.
1.) Hit the trails
Get to know each while walking around your favorite park or lake. More adventurous? Take a pair of mountain bikes into a state park and lead your date around the trails. He or she will appreciate a unique chance to enjoy the outdoors.
2.) Wine and cheese
Take a day trip to a local winery. Bring along some carefully selected breads and cheese to compliment your selections, and relax with your date and your wine of choice.
3.) Patio tour
Why sit inside a stuffy restaurant on a gorgeous day? Research the best restaurant patios in your area and plan an entire evening around this top list. If your city has rooftop bars, be sure to make this one of your stops!
4.) Live music
Summer is a great time to check out the local music scene. Visit a neighborhood coffee shop or another local venue to listen to an acoustic or jazz set. Ask your date ahead time about his or her taste in music, so you can do some research ahead of time.
5.) Movie in the park
Dinner and a movie is so cliché, but how about a movie in the park? The Minneapolis Parks & Rec department sponsors “Movies and Music Under the Stars” events for people of all ages to enjoy the latest flick in the summertime. I bet a city in your area offers a similar event!
6.) Take me out to the ballgame
I may be a little biased, but some of the best conversations can be had during a baseball game. Whether it’s a Major League Baseball game or your local legion team, buy a couple hot dogs and beverages and take in the summer sun. If you and your date are into sports, this is a must.
Longer days and warmer weather are the perfect ingredients for a summer romance. And who knows, maybe that summer romance will continue into the fall.
CatholicMatchers, what kind of first dates will you be planning this summer?