Outdoor Date Ideas For Lesbians

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Expert Guide: 20 Sensational Outdoor Date Ideas for Lesbians

Pamela Gort

Written by: Pamela Gort

Pamela Gort

After two long-term relationships and five years of dating, Pamela Gort, The Lesbian Love Coach, spent years synthesizing the most effective and relevant dating and relationship practices into five easy steps called “Find Her and Keep Her" specifically tailored for lesbians. Using her warm, funny, direct coaching style, Pamela guides single lesbians to fall in love with themselves so they can attract and keep conscious, lasting, and loving relationships.

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If you are looking for fun, exciting, and interesting outdoor dating ideas for lesbians, then this is the article for you. We have compiled a list of 20 of the best lesbian outdoor date ideas that will help you find romance. 

Dates are meant to be enjoyable. Dates are also a way to get to know a new person, their likes and dislikes, the way they behave in different environments, how they react when things go off course. Social engagements can reveal what turns people on, what turns them off, and how open they are to trying new things. Our experience while on a joint outing helps us decide if we want another date and whether we wish to continue the relationship

These date ideas run the gamut whether you like to be active or relaxed, loud or quiet, playful or be entertained by music or theater. You will find ideas for first dates, second dates or dates with your beloved partner to get you out of the same old rut. 

4 Outdoor Date Ideas for Active Singles (1-4)

The following lesbian date ideas require you wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and carry water and possibly some snacks like trail mix or a protein bar. Be prepared to get active and expect that you and your date may end up a little sweaty.

1. Go on a Hike

Take your date on a scenic hike where you can spot birds, animals, and hopefully incredible scenery. Take some fun selfies of the two of you at several spots. Post them on social media. Maybe you’ll even take a few frameworthy shots along the way.

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Hiking can lead you to some beautiful vistas.

Match the hike with your date’s level of fitness or it may be your last date with her. Of course, you can always promise her a foot massage if the outing was too much or you want to get on her good side.

2. Play a Game of Pickleball

The hottest new sport of pickleball, no longer just for seniors, has millennials hooked. Doubles makes for a great first or second date. My first time on the pickleball court was so fun. It’s a blend of tennis, ping pong and badminton and once you get the hang of it, pickleball is a blast. 

3. Go on a Bike Ride Together

Take a bike ride on your road or e-bikes or rent them. Plot a route in advance and suggest a little competition to see who makes it to the next landmark. You will get to know  your date by how she behaves when she loses or wins.

4. Go Rock Climbing

Rock climbing can be a fun date idea if you’re not afraid of heights. If you are an experienced rock climber with gear for two, ask your date ahead of time if it’s something she would enjoy.  Suggest proper attire in advance. The first time should be an easy climb or maybe even an indoor setting. Promise her you’ll catch her if she falls.

4 Outdoor Date Ideas That Are Quiet & Relaxing (5-8)

Dating doesn’t have to be busy, loud, and flashy. Sometimes the best dates are the ones when you sit in comfortable silence or relax your nerves with a slow-paced activity. Below, you’ll find four date ideas for introverted lesbians who are looking to chill in the great outdoors while savoring each other’s company.

5. Go for a Walk

There’s nothing like taking a walk by the beach with your girlfriend or wife.  It is one of the most romantic things to do. You can enjoy the sun setting on the horizon or watch the sunrise together. You can walk or just cuddle up quietly under a blanket and enjoy the presence of your girlfriend beside you. No words are needed to feel the beauty of this moment. 

6. Enjoy an Outdoor Picnic

Who doesn’t like a good picnic on a summer day? Go to your local specialty store and select your date’s favorite picnic foods and some surprise items. Pack a basket complete with a red-checkered tablecloth or plaid blanket.

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Pack a picnic basket for a low-key date with a woman.

Make it extra special as you blindfold and hand feed your date as you ask her to name each item. Allow her to savor the smell, taste and feel of each bite. Slip in a few kisses in between bites. This will be a picnic she won’t forget. 

7. Have a Beach Day

Spend the day at a secluded beach with your date. Create a private beach feel to avoid being disturbed. Set up an umbrella or tent to give you more privacy. Lay out a large blanket. This may be the time to profess your love for her. Who knows where it may lead?

8. Set Up a Backyard Lunch or Dinner Date

Since we are all so busy and on the go, spending the day at home in your own backyard may be just the ticket for romance with your partner. Create a comfortable backyard setting complete with blanket and your date’s favorite foods. Play your top romance playlist and let the music begin.

4 Outdoor Date Ideas for Social Singles (9-12)

Some outgoing women blossom in social settings, and they look for date activities they can engage in with their partner as well as other people. If you’re not afraid of crowds or social gatherings, then the following outdoor date ideas are for you.

9. Attend a Popular Festival

Festivals can make for a great weekend date with someone you’ve been cultivating a relationship with. Summer festivals celebrate everything from music and food, wine and art, and crafts and  sports. Find what you have in common and check out a festival that interests both of you. 

10. Jam Out at a Concert

Outdoor concerts are a way to make a statement about your favorite artists or music type. Singing along to the Indigo Girls with thousands of other lesbians is definitely a good time.

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Concerts bring out a lot of excitement and enjoyment.

No matter your taste in music, there is a concert for everyone. This is a great idea for a date night because it’s something that you can do together, and it will be memorable for both of you.

11. Buy Dinner Date Ingredients at a Local Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are a great setting for a date. Is she excited to try new foods and buy local produce and products?  Does she strike up conversations with people or is she more introverted? You can buy the ingredients to cook up a fabulous meal after you’ve made your purchases.

12. Go to an Amusement Park

If you both love rides, a date at an amusement park can be a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. How many times will you go on that jaw dropping roller coaster? You just might need to hold her hand or put your arm around her if it gets too scary.

2 Outdoor Date Ideas for Altruistic Souls (13-14)

Dating can be a very me-oriented process, so doing something altruistic that supports the causes you’re passionate about can bring you closer to a new potential partner.

13. Volunteer With a Local Cause

Volunteering is not only good for the community, but it’s good for the soul, and it can be a good date idea for those so inclined. Volunteer dates may sound unconventional, but they can be a great way to do something good in your free time — and share your values with that special lady.

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Volunteering is a good use of time, and it’s more fun with a date.

Most local municipalities have community cleanup days at parks or beaches. If you both like to lend a hand and do good, why not make a date out of joining a local weekend cleanup day. Afterwards treat yourselves to a coffee and snack, and talk about your common interest. 

14. Become More Politically Engaged

If you are more politically inclined, polling or voter registration can be a great way to help as a team. If there’s a current issue you are passionate about, look for a local march that you can attend together. You can learn a lot about your date by asking her what issues she is passionate about.

4 Outdoor Date Ideas for Playful Activities (15-18)

For those of us who are still children at heart, a playful outdoor date could be exactly the right way to bring out a lot of laughter and joy. Here are some ideas for a playful date with the right woman.

15. Visit a Local Park

Think about when you were young. What did you like to do? Go to a park and play on the slide and swings. Who can go the highest? Do you recall that feeling of freedom when you swung so high that the swing ropes glitched?  

16. Go Fish

Or how about grabbing a fishing pole and going to your local lake or the ocean and see if you can catch something for dinner. You know that exciting feeling when you have something on the line, and you reel it in. If that isn’t a metaphor for dating, I don’t know what is.

17. Have Fun at a County or State Fair

How about finding a local state or county fair? Fairs are so much fun. There is always food, games, rides and even animal exhibits.

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Reawaken the child inside by exploring a county fair on a date.

Who isn’t game to eat some crazy fair food and go on a few rides and win some prizes? You can even try to win the biggest stuffed animal for your date. 

18. Chill with Ice Cream

How about an ice cream date? We all have wonderful memories of going out for ice cream as a kid, walking through town, quietly licking our cones. Rate each other on your ice cream licking skill. Now that should be a really fun date that could lead to so much more. 

2 Outdoor Date Ideas for Music & Theater Buffs (19-20)

The summer is a wonderful time to explore the theater and music scene in your area. Attending a live performance together can give you something to talk about with your lesbian date, and it takes the pressure off if you’re worried about asking the right questions or keeping the conversation going.

19. See What Shows Are Playing Nearby

Summer concerts in the park can be great fun. There are some theater productions under the stars with outdoor seating. Both venues allow you to bring chairs and picnic baskets. How fun it could be to take your date to one of these shows and feel expanded by this outdoor experience. There is always time to chat and learn more about her. 

Nothing good playing nearby? No worries, with a sheet, a projector, and romantic lesbian movie you can set up your own romantic date night in your backyard.

20. Watch Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Firework shows are plentiful in the summer during holidays. Have you ever laid on a blanket and watched fireworks with your girlfriend? Think of all the clever lines you can drop after watching some fantastic pyrotechnics with someone you are getting to know. 

Bonus: 4 Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Date With a Woman

With some essential dating tips behind you, it’s easy to impress a woman on a date. Just a few final reminders to ensure your outdoor dates go well.  

1. Match the level of activity with your date’s fitness level. There is nothing worse than not being able to go the distance. You don’t want her to feel badly or get injured. 

2. Make sure you let her know what clothing to bring. The most important thing when planning an outdoor date is telling her how to dress. If she has the wrong clothes, it can ruin an otherwise amazing experience. 

3. Have water and snacks handy. A case of low blood sugar on a date, especially a first date, can flatten the experience. 

4. Finally, make sure that you have other needed items before leaving the house, including sunscreen, bug spray, a first-aid kit and a map of the area in case there’s an emergency.

It’s time to get back out there and explore different opportunities to nurture your current relationship or build a new connection. Let your love life bloom with these fun, interesting, and easy ideas for a great time in the outdoors.