Dating can be tricky. Most women have been there, done that when it comes to most traditional dating ideas. Obviously you want to show her a good time. If you’re trying to find a way to keep your dates fresh, consider outdoor options. Regardless of what climate you live in there will always be fun things to do outside. Showing her that you’re innovative and willing to mix things up a bit can be a good way of cementing her interest.
A good option for an outdoor date is to both be active. In the winter you could take her to an outdoor skating rink at night. Alternatively you could plan for a day on the ski slopes. Skiing and skating are good choices because you don’t have to necessarily be experienced in order to have a good time. Tobogganing can also be a lot of fun. In the summer there’s a multitude of athletic activities to choose from including hiking, swimming, or something simple like a game of Frisbee in a park.
A picnic doesn’t have to include candles and a blanket. It can be as simple as a lunch packed in a paper bag. The point is to go out and enjoy being outside while you eat. If you want your picnic date to be romantic, opt for more rather than less. A bottle of wine, some desserts and a meal that isn’t sandwiches can give her that romance vibe. If you want to keep it simple, pack things like soft drinks, potato chips, water and sandwich ingredients.
Outdoor Shows and Festivals
Taking her to see a concert or other type of theatrical performance outside can score you huge points. Most cities have an abundance of festivals in the summer months, so there’s no shortage of things you can see. A music festival is a good choice if she’s a music lover. Food festivals are also a great date idea. You could also make a date at a carnival, which offers a lot of entertainment for the price of admission.
Camping should be considered as an extended date as it require more than one day. If neither of you have camped much, play it safe by going somewhere relatively close to home. For the best results, always pay attention to the weather forecast. Camping out in a tent while it rains for three days straight is not going to be romantic. If you want to show her a really good time try to find a campground that offers a number of activities, such as a lake that you can swim or canoe in.
Another good outdoor date option is to host a barbecue party. Invite some friends over for some drinks and food outdoors. Keep it lively by including board games or small games of Frisbee or football in the backyard. Choose a number of different meats for grilling to give the meal variety. If you’re opting for romance over socializing, make it barbecue just for the two of you. Treat her to a special dinner outdoors complete with candles, music, and wine.