“Take your girl on the perfect picnic date”
There’s a time and a place for a movie date, and a restaurant date, and a bar date. Those times are the first few dates, when you’re not sure whether the girl you’ve landed is up for more than that, or if she’s a very conventional girl. Once you’ve been out a few times, however, take this opportunity to get out into the fresh air with some even fresher date ideas. Some are classic, and some are a little more whimsical. A bit of walking gets your bodies moving, which is a great precursor to making sure the two of you wind up in bed later on. Even if that’s not the plan, going on an outdoor date can help you capture some magic of the first few dates that you’re going to be wanting to revisit for a long time in the future.
The Classic Picnic
There’s a reason most classics become classics. A picnic is a great idea for several reasons, and makes an awesome alternative to paying for someone else to cook you dinner. The first reason is that it’s a hell of a lot cheaper to make a couple sandwiches (or a chicken marsala if you’re feeling fancy) and put it in a basket than it is to take her out to even a fast food joint. Another reason is that it shows you’re at least able to take care of yourself, and you don’t need someone picking up after you the whole time. Pack your basket, find a nice wooded spot (in the park if you’re in a big city), and discover why food tastes better when you’re outside. Watch out for pigeons!
An Amusement Park
“The best date idea to save your huge bucks”
Who says amusement parks are just for kids? There are plenty of amusement parks that are just as fun for adults, but people don’t go unless they’re dragging a few rugrats around. Whether you’re trying to recapture the magic of an earlier moment or you’re trying to form new exciting memories, find out if a park near you has a couple’s day. Those can be a lot of fun, and you’ll be able to put some sparkle into your romance easily when your adrenaline is pumping on a roller coaster!
Fly a Kite
Here’s the cheapest date of all-as long as you have a kite. If not, it’s still pretty cheap. If your girl is the crafty type, make a kite together first. Make sure you look up beforehand how it’s done so you can have all the materials purchased. If you already have a kite or two, great! Find a windy spot (the beach is vastly preferred for all things kite-related), crank out the spool, and let her go! The kite, that is. This can be a whimsical and adorable date that your girl will remember for a long time to come, and can help her believe that you’re the kind of guy who can stay young at heart without being emotionally stunted. As a side note, after a carefree date like this, make sure to bring her to a nice restaurant for contrast.