As the Seasons Change, So Does Dating
Winter doesn’t start until late December this year, yet it seems the weather hasn’t gotten that message. Earlier this week the temperatures dropped dramatically and everyone is still adjusting. And the DMV got its first dusting of snow overnight, which sounds absolutely insane. This sudden change has caused many to change their plans, particularly when it comes to dating.
This doesn’t mean outdoor dates are completely out of the picture, but it does mean you and your date will need to come well prepared. For instance, thinking of a romantic walk through the park? It can still happen, but you should be bundled up in your warmest jacket and gloves, and take hot chocolate or coffee for two. Holiday lights are starting to go up, so a stroll can still be cute when you both know what you are getting yourselves into.
Another outdoor idea is taking your date to the skating rink. Maybe you are a pro, maybe you are an amateur. Either way, this date guareetees hand holding and plenty of laughs as you try not to fall.
Let’s say outdoors dates during this cold weather just aren’t for you. That is okay. Luckily there are plenty of indoor options that will keep you entertained as you continue to date around the season.
Sure movies are a classic go-to date during this time of year, but maybe spice it up. Maybe suggest trying an escape room to spice things up. It can be a challenge with just two, so invite a few friends to double date or
gather a whole group to join your date.
Another classic indoor date this time of year is bowling. But let’s be honest, unless you are good at it, the game itself can be miserable. Instead, opt to take your date to a roller rink or laser tag if you can find a place nearby. Both of these are a bit more memorable and more active, which hopefully means you and your date will have more energy to get one another and land that second date.
Lastly, food never goes out of style and survives every season because everyone is always hungry. Try hitting up some of those new seasonal pop-up bars. The long line may suck, but it will give you and your date more time to bond and get close to stay warm. If that isn’t for you, bring the date to your place. Offer to cook together and hang indoors. This doesn’t mean you need to jump into bed, literally just have them over for a meal. But if you want a snack afterwards, by all means do your thing!
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.