Summer nights - a time for fun, laughter and romance! I'm not one of those girls who has to be impressed with a fancy meal and expensive gifts (though an occasional treat is considered thoughtful.) I'm more the type that enjoys a good night country style. Don't flash a lot of money, simply show me that you have what it takes to make me laugh and show me a good time and I'm happy. If you're like me, you're going to love these 8 romantic ideas for summer dates, so get ready to have some fun!
1. Countryside Picnic
Face it - there is nothing more romantically relaxing than a picnic in the countryside! There is something about the breeze fluttering the leaves, the smell of fresh air engulfing you and your sweetheart beside you in the grass that takes all your stress away and replaces it with some nice butterflies in your tummy! So, next time your weatherman predicts a beautiful day, grab a picnic basket, fill it with all your favorites and head off into the countryside! If you really want to impress your man, grab a couple fishing poles and some bait and you'll real him in like a gullible bass!
2. Beach Night Rendezvous
Secrets are the key to making this date special! Think "The Bachelor" and set up a nice dinner for two right there at the water's edge on your favorite beach! Send your lover a cryptic note telling him you've got something special to show him, but he can't show up until a certain time and when he exits his car, he must blindfold himself immediately upon exiting his car. After that, lead him to your special place and reveal to him your beautiful setup and your oh--so-hot-and-sexy bathing suit! Your night is sure to be wonderful!
3. Lover's Luau
You don't even have to leave your own backyard for this idea, if you don't want to! Summer nights make for the perfect weather for a luau and you can sure make it sexy with a good hula dance! It doesn't take much money to set up for one, and you can usually purchase grass skirts, coconut bras, and everything else you'll need even in places like your local Dollar Store! Grill out (don't forget the pineapple!) and set the stage for a perfect night!
4. Walk in the Park
Take yourself back to the days of your childhood as you make memories with your lover. Go to the park, walk the track, then treat yourselves to some swinging! There is nothing like having innocent fun together doing childish things.
5. Outside Movie
If you're lucky enough to live in a city that has an old fashioned drive-in theatre, go there for movie night. However, even if you're not, you can still enjoy a good movie outside. All you need is your laptop a good blanket and some popcorn. Head out to your favorite spot outside and cuddle up to your sweetheart for some movie time!
6. Tourist Playdate
I read an article that suggested you could play tourists for the day. Go to a local, tourist attraction that maybe you've even seen million times, but pretend it's your first time. You can even throw in a good "long lost lovers" scheme. My dad recently told me of a couple that would hang out at the airport and every time an airplane landed and the passengers got off, they'd run to each other and hug and kiss like they hadn't seen each other in months. Then, they'd go up and do it all over again later. Doesn't that sound cool?
7. Boat Ride
You can go to your local State Park and rent different boats fairly cheap. It will be ever so romantic to go out on the water and have some time with your lover. Wouldn't you look so sweet and innocent, sitting in the canoe with a parasol, ever so dainty above your head, as he paddles the boat around the lake!
It's not about how much money goes into a date, but rather how much fun you have and how many memories you make. May your summer dates be filled with fun and romance! If you've had a cheap, but great summer date you'd like to share, please feel free to share! We'd love to hear!
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