Spring is here, and many people say it’s their favorite season. The cool of winter has given itself over to the kiss of the sun, flowers are blooming and love is in the air. Springtime is a season for new beginnings, new relationships and fantastic, new date ideas.
If you’ve met someone special and want to make a great first impression, you need to create a memorable experience. If you’ve been with your woman for a while and things are feeling a little stagnant, there’s no better way to spice up your love life than by taking her out for a spring fling.
Here are seven date ideas for spring:
1. Have a picnic in the park.
It might sound cliche, but the picnic lunch is a classic, one most women find to be very romantic. Spend a couple bucks and get a real picnic basket for the sake of ambiance. Fill it with delicious nibbly things like wine, cheese, crackers and croissant sandwiches.
Bring a blanket, spread it out under a shade tree and park yourselves there for a few hours. Not only will you enjoy lovely weather and great conversation, she’ll be wowed by your mad skills in the romance department.
2. Go to an outdoor theater.
If you live within 100 miles of a metropolitan city, you will probably be able to find an outdoor theater that puts on regular performances. This might not be your thing but, remember, this isn’t about you. This is about making your date feel special, and she is sure to appreciate your sophistication in choosing such a venue. You may have to sit through a production of “Phantom of the Opera,” which for you might seem more unbearable than Chinese water torture, but you could use a little culture.
“What better way to spend a
spring day than out in the sun.”
3. Visit a botanical garden.
Again, this might not be the most exciting way for you to spend a Saturday, but your gal will love it. There’s something about a man who is willing to oogle over fresh flowers and weird plant life that screams sexy. This activity is relatively inexpensive and creates an opportunity for you and your date to take a walk and talk. Most cities have at least one of these types of gardens, and it is usually located near a zoo, which brings me to…..
4. Take a trip to the zoo.
Unless you’re an animal activist like me, most women go gaga over a good old-fashioned trip to the zoo. This is a great second or third date because it gives you the chance to really cut loose, get in touch with your inner child and have mindless fun.
5. Try geocaching.
This scavenger hunt-style game is all the rave these days. Geocaching uses handheld GPS devices to enact an outdoor treasure hunting game. Players are given specific coordinates and set out to locate the “geocache,” which is a container hidden at that location.
This activity encourages critical thinking and team effort. To find geocaching events in your area, visit www.geocaching.com or check with your area’s parks and recreation department.
6. Spend the day at the beach, river or lake.
The cool thing about taking a day trip is the pressure and assumptions that accompany overnight stays are alleviated. Because you won’t be staying in a hotel, you don’t have to worry about sleeping arrangements, which by their very nature can complicate things.
Plus, taking a drive allows the two of you to get to know each other in an intimate, yet comfortable setting. What better way to spend a spring day than out in the sun enjoying water sports, fishing, boating or jet skiing.
7. Go miniature golfing, hiking, biking or rollerblading.
If you and your date are the outdoorsy, athletic types, these are just a few of the many exciting outdoor activities you can engage in together. But if you’re not sure how your flame bodes in the sports department, be careful.
Remember, guys, we women have a tendency to fuss over what we wear on a date, and we can be weirdly insecure about undertaking leisurely pursuits with a guy we hardly know. If you want to surprise your sweetheart and take her somewhere, keep in mind she might need a few clues about what kind of shoes to wear.
Also, remember she might not be ready to do a lot of physical exercises with you that involve sweating, jumping up and down or making ugly faces.