Praise Mother Nature, summer is just around the corner now. That means lambs frolicking in the fields, parks packed with canoodling lovers, romantic walks on the beach and, not forgetting, time off work. Hurray!
If you’re planning to fill this coming summer with last dating days, and dining and drinking late into the warm summer evening here are some dating ideas to get your summer off to a top start. Here’s hoping for a hot one. !
Park Life – There’s nothing quite like being whisked off to the park by a lover for a light lunch, a bottle of champagne, and a roll on the picnic blanket. Picnicking can be a cheap option if you like, but if you have a little more to spend, do. Go to a local deli for delicious cheeses, beautiful breads, olives, and cupcakes. Don’t forget to pack champagne flutes inside a basket along with a blanket.
Life is Beachy – The UK is an island nation, duh. Luckily for romantic daters, that means the seaside is never more than a couple of hours drive. A day at the beach is helped along by the appearance of the sun but grapping fish & chips on the pier or spending a day in the arcade can be just as much fun.
Pick Your Own – Pick your date then pick your fruit. There are pick your own fruit places all over the UK – choose strawberry season and spend the day picking ripe berries in an overgrown field. Men: This is a perfect date idea for women as it makes the most of the sun and no woman can resist delicious, fresh strawberries especially when they’re so slimming.
Water Sports – Depending on your preference spend the day at a lido, or try taking a walk on the wild side at a lake or river. Hire a canoe and spend the day on the canal, re-enact the rowing scene from BJD, or just swim. Skinny dipping is not compulsory but it is recommended.
Moving on out – It’s taken a long time to catch on but these days the UK has drive-in cinemas. Great, we can all finally pretend that we’re American teenagers and sneak off to get a ‘hicky in a pick-up’ – if you want to, anyway. If you’re without a car, worry not, there are a few rooftop cinemas, canal boat movies, and park screens around.
Mark my Words - English market towns are at their absolute most attractive in the summer months. Even if nothing much is happening you can usually sit by the river, walk around the fort walls, or enjoy a meal on the market square. Options are endless too; York, Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham.
If you’re planning to sweep someone off their feet during the summer you really should start looking for someone who wants to date you. Get your online dating profile sorted, share the love, and start your summer romance.