Fresh air and activities that get you moving can spark romance and create strong memories during a first date, according to those surveyed by international online dating. site .
Oftentimes, the person over age 50 has already experienced the expensive restaurant. It doesn’t take a big budget to plan an enjoyable date now that the warm weather has arrived. Take the time to learn about outdoor locations in your neighborhood to enjoy and experience with a potential new love.
Spring first dates that won’t break the bank
Some recommendations include:
Take a hike
You don’t have to climb Mount Everest. However, consider investigating natural trails, bicycle paths, and historical parks to give the opportunity to talk, get to know one another, and get the heart pumping (in more ways than one).
Find out if the person you are taking on your date is an experienced hiker. If so, then step it up a bit (but not too much) to share in the great outdoors. Keep that person’s level in mind when planning the get together.
If you reside in a city, there are many trails in or immediately outside of the city limits. Even an easy stroll on a neighborhood path while taking in local sights is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
Check-Out Other Outdoor Activities
From a Segway tour to kayak rentals or biking through a local park or visiting the boardwalk at the shore, outdoor activity gets the serotonin levels up, making you happy and likely wanting to spend time with that special someone again.
Beach locations are perfect — even when the water isn’t warm enough for a dip. When visiting a beach location, make sure to play arcade games and try to win an oversized stuffed animal for your date
Ice cream or frozen custard on the Boardwalk is always fun on a warm day. Funnel cakes are a guilty pleasure worth sharing.
Even if the water is cold, make sure to dip your toes in the water to share the experience. Bring along a blanket and sit on the sand. Build a sand castle. All are ways to connect with one another.
Go On a Picnic
Online dating participants know that the first date isn’t always about being fancy. By going on a picnic, you save money from dining at a fancy restaurant, but, more importantly, you’ll create memories together and show that you are capable for preparing a meal for a significant other.
When looking to impress, pack a picnic basket with glass wine glasses, real plates and cloth napkins. A delicious afternoon sitting on a blanket can include a special bottle of wine (possibly from a local winery), cheeses (pre-cut in cubes), grapes and dark chocolate.
If a fancy picnic basket doesn’t fit your personality, go for a backpack and plastic cups and plates. What is most important on the picnic first date is that you have the opportunity to talk, enjoy the sunshine and create a memory.
Take in a Sporting Event
Baseball season is upon us. What is more American than? From traditions like singing “take me out to the ballgame” to wearing a baseball cap and bringing a glove to the game, this is another fun cultural event to share together.
Make the Spring baseball date a memorable one by indulging in a beer and hot dog in the ballpark. An extra plus is treating your date to a team baseball cap to get in the spirit and to remind your date of you after the first date is over.
Attend a Carnival or Festival
Do some research to find a local event in order to stroll from booth to booth at a street fair, carnival or festival.
At an evening carnival, enjoy a ride on a Ferris wheel — it provides the perfect romantic setting under the stars and with the city below
Share cotton candy or popcorn. A fun way to enjoy closeness.
Go into the photo booth to take a picture to always remember your first date.
When participating in an activity together, conversation typically comes more naturally, rather than a forced conversation that appears more like a job interview with a prospect.
Remember, be creative. Be yourself. Have fun and you’ll see if there is chemistry. The important first date is even better when you get out of the house and start thinking of what order you want to start for your spring dates. It’s a perfect time for romance.