Seven unique summer date ideas
One of my favourite first dates included a drive in the country where we discovered a gourmet poutine food truck in the middle of nowhere. (It was a very Canadian moment.)
It also included the three criteria that when taken together pave the way for a natural connection with another person. Opportunities to:
- do something together
- observe something together
- discuss something together
No gourmet poutine food trucks in your area? No worries. Summer provides a cornucopia of options that meet the criteria above and make fantastic first, second, third or even friend dates.
Here are seven I recommend and some conversation prompts to keep the connection going.
Discover your wild side at the zoo
Animals! They’re entertaining on YouTube and even better in real life… well, unless they are sleeping in a corner where you can’t really see them. But hey! At the zoo you can always move on to the next animal! It’s just like YouTube, but real life.
Spark a conversation with this question: If you could come back as an animal, what would you want to be?
Cheer on your favourite team at a baseball game
No pro-league in your town? Pro prices out of your own league? No problem. Check out the amateur teams playing at your local ball diamond (or for something really cute a T-ball game).
Spark a conversation with this question: What would you step up to bat for?
Step back in time at a living history village
How on earth did people live without Netflix? Find out as you watch actors spin yarn, milk cows and tell you all about ye olden days.
Spark a conversation with this question: What era do you relate to the most?
Have your own mini Indy at a go-kart track
Speed demon? Meet your match! Go-karts are just as much fun for adults as for kids. Race your date around the track. Winner buys ice cream.
Spark a conversation with this question: What’s your worst experience when you were learning to drive?
Snuggle at a sunset picnic
Pick a city park, local beach or another outdoor environment. Pack a blanket, plates and utensils, and agree that each brings a dish to surprise the other. Watch the sun go down and make up stories about other picnickers or people walking.
Spark a conversation with this question: What foods could you not live without?
Cool down in an aquarium
Temperatures too hot to even think of walking around outside? Feel soothed and cool as a jellyfish as sharks swim over you in an indoor aquarium.
Spark a conversation with this question: What’s the scariest experience you’ve ever had?
Get flirty at the fair
With so many opportunities to ride together, play together and sample wacky foods together (deep-fried butter anyone?), amusement parks, summer fairs and exhibitions were made for getting to know someone… just eat after you get on that roller coaster.
Spark a conversation with this question: What’s the most thrilling thing you’ve ever done?
What are your favourite summer date ideas? Leave a comment below!
Want more? Check out Love Lessons from a Lap Dancer for a list of 167 great date ideas plus tons of tips on how to date with confidence.