Great dating idea
Don't spend more than: on shoes, lanes, and fries Goes great with: Sour Patch kids, like old times Buy Why she'll like it: Winter is beautiful in its own way. Goes great with: A journal for writing your own terrible poetry together.
Bundle up and hit the trails, where fresh snow changes the landscape into a fantasy world. Goes great with: Mini arcade games for the Uber ride home Buy Why she'll like it: You never know what you’ll get on an open mic night, but you know whatever it is will be interesting. Buy Why she’ll like it: You shouldn’t overthink the first date—grabbing food is a fine way to get to know someone.
No matter who you're taking out (or how serious you are), a good date is a good date.
And with Valentine's Day creeping up, the pressure is on to deliver a memorable one. Pizza Museum in Chicago, or the upcoming dog-themed pop-up in New York, she’ll get a great photo for the ‘gram. Goes great with: A disposable camera for extra flair.
FIND A FOOD TRUCKFood trucks are the summer trend that isn't going anywhere so make it your mission to find the best mobile treats in your vicinity.
You could even keep a running list or bracket to make a fun game out of your top picks. We especially love grilled pizza for the smoky flavor that the grill imparts.
CHECK TICKETSThere's something especially summery about heading out to a minor-league ball park, where the tickets are cheaper, the traffic is less insane, the beer flows, and promotional events include everything from SHOP SWIMSUITSIf you can steal away for a few days (or weeks! The combo of soothing sand, the sound of waves crashing, and the warming sun makes for instant relaxation.
RELATED: The 10 Best Beach Towels for Summer 2019 BUY ICE CREAM Ice cream, gelato, soft serve, frozen yogurt with all the toppings — why settle for one when you can have them all?
Make your spread as simple or elaborate as you'd like but may we suggest including fresh fruit, cheese, crusty bread, and wine?FIND A DESTINATIONIt doesn't matter exactly where you go — what matters is the songs you sing in the car and the crazy roadside attractions you stop at on the way.Be sure to buy a magnet when you get there as a cheesy souvenir for your date.Don't spend more than: for the session and two bottles of Gatorade.Goes great with: A POV video of you both ascending (or rapidly descending) the wall, for the memories.
If you're really competitive, keep a running tally of who wins more games across all of these pursuits.