You crept up fast. It’s time to list some of our best date ideas for summer love for when you’re done swiping right on mobile dating apps, have been successfully matched on dating sites, and it’s time to meet IRL.
Happy dating and enjoy the sunshine!
1. Go to a baseball game
It’s the season for America’s favorite past time. Nibble on peanuts and Cracker Jack and enjoy the 7th inning stretch.
Check the MLB.com website for dates and times.
Not in a baseball city? Find a minor league game near you.
2. Find a free outdoor concert
Combine summertime, being outdoors, and music, and it’s a great recipe for love.
Bring a picnic meal and a blanket and take in the sounds of local artists in your area.
Some museums and parks actually have well-known musicians performing, so check your local papers and online sites.
3. Ride the Ferris Wheel
Go to an amusement park and ride the Ferris Wheel or even the roller coaster, if you dare.
Feeling like a big kid on your date will be fun for everyone involved. If you’re on the top of the Ferris Wheel, lean over for a magical kiss to remember.
4. Watch an outdoor movie
While drive-in theaters have become obsolete, the trend of watching movies on a big screen at a shopping center, or local park has become all the rage.
Remember to bring a blanket to bundle up in with your date for when it starts to get cold towards the end of the evening.
Nothing says more of hot fun in the summertime than grilling with your date.
Make sure to go grocery shopping together to spice up the date. Cooking together can be filled with laughter. Don’t forget to pick up chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers to make s’mores for dessert.
5. Go on a bike ride
Bicycle paths seem to be more abundant and more filled in the summertime. Make it even more memorable and romantic by renting a bicycle built for two! Remember to take photos, and of course, ask for permission before posting to Instagram or Facebook.
6. Take a Beach Yoga Class
Yoga is sexy on a date and saying you’re a yoga enthusiast will get more views and right swipes to your dating profiles.
Remember to bring your sunscreen and relax while you feel the connection with your date.
If you don’t live near a beach, check out the many outdoor classes held in parks across the country.
7. Take a cooking Class
Cooking together is just sexy! Creating a dish together that you can make on a future date at home is considered a form of foreplay.
Stores such as Sur le Table nationwide have cooking classes on their calendar. If you can’t find one near you, check out the local universities and colleges or a MeetUp group for foodies.
8. Snack at the Food Trucks
Many neighborhoods have a food truck day. Find out which day or night they’ll be parked in your neighborhood.
From a vegan or healthy green truck to spicy Mexican cuisine, there’s a favorite truck for every type of palate!
10. Go to a zoo
For G-rated petting fun, head to your local zoo to feed the animals. Take it a step further and walk into the petting zoo and spend time with the llamas and sheep.
Remember to check with your date to see if they are allergic to animals.
Remember to memorialize your fun outdoor summer date by snapping photos. Who knows, you just might end up with a nice kiss at the end of the date to add to your digital memory book.
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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She coaches singles on the dating scene with her Irresistible Profiles programs to help them find love IRL.
Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.