1) Go camping.
You’re sweaty, you’re dirty, you’re riddled with insect bites, and according to your date, you’ve never looked better. Hiking a hard trail during the day will bring you close – and cuddling in a cool tent at night will bring you closer. See if you can angle the hike toward a secluded lake; swimsuits optional.
2) Candlelight picnic in the park.
Surprise your sweetheart with a private, outdoor dining area. You can spread a blanket on the ground for cozy, cuddly dining, or set up a small table with a tablecloth for a more refined experience. Or pack up a picnic together. (Come to think of it, a tent might come in handy here, too!).
3) Sunset sailing.
Learn to sail together, or charter a boat for the day. If you can, bring along a picnic. There’s something hypnotic about wind and waves. Be enchanted.
4) Pampering night.
Don’t like baths? You will tonight! Get together bath salts, massage oils, and scented candles. Lock yourself in, and make it hot! (I would also recommend chocolate’s being involved.)
5) Go to the theatre.
There’s nothing like dressing up to make a girl-and-boy feel special. Indulge in your nicest finery. Go out to dinner or drinks afterward to talk about the show, and fall in love all over again.
For a couple comfortable with commitment, there’s something wonderfully romantic about dreaming together. Go to furniture stores, car dealerships, or on open houses, and
talk about what you’d like in your life together.
7) Cook together.
Okay, if this one isn’t an old stand-by, it should be. There are few things more romantic than creating a meal together. Set your table with candles or spread a blanket before the
fireplace. Enjoy being alone together, and enjoy getting messy.
8) Go to a football match.
Amazingly, a crowded football stadium makes for an incredibly romantic date. Cuddle close to your baby!
9) Go dancing.
Lots of options here. If you’re great dancers, head to your favorite club. If you’re not, sign up for lessons. Or stay in and shuffle through tunes in your socks, close as you can
As an extra romantic dose, put together a CD of romantic songs and dance to them together.
10) Take a walk.
Sometimes the simplest plans are the best. Is anything lovelier than processing along hand-in-hand? Tweak the walk to your specifications: go window-shopping; walk through the woods; walk at sunset; walk at night; but walk cozy-close and tell your love, you love.