Each season brings new dating opportunities. In the summer you can take a date down to the beach, in the winter you can have hot chocolate and walk during the first snow fall, and in the fall you can sit at an outside coffee shop and watch the world change around you. Spring is a season of renewal and regrowth, so spend it rejuvenating existing relationships or beginning new ones.
The most important part when planning a date in spring is to be prepared for any type of weather. March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, April showers bring May flowers, etc. Especially where I live in Wisconsin, you’ve got to plan for snow storm or balmy summer day. I live in an interesting state where you can turn the heat on and the air conditioning within an eight hour period.
When the weather is nice:
On a sunny spring day there are a few places you can bring that special someone.
• Have a picnic – Grab up your picnic basket, fill it with a lunch either you made yourself or an assortment of pre-packaged goodies. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and give you and your date an opportunity to get to know one another in an outdoor setting.
• Go to a spring festival – There are Easter, May Day, and various spring festivals and fairs all over when the weather is tame enough. One particular festival in Wisconsin has several rides, games, and there’s always a mildly famous band or singer. This is a great opportunity to show your date around your town and get together with mutual friends.
• Mini-golfing – It’s time to dust the snow off your putter and brightly colored ball; Mini-golf courses begin opening up in the spring. A winter without practice will surely put a little excitement and humor into the game.
• Disc-golfing – This is very popular among the college students in this area. There are three courses in my town of Stevens Point and many others across the state. This game is where you throw a heavy Frisbee towards a goal, much similar to trying to get a golf ball on the green. This involves a lot of walking so you’ll be able to enjoy nature and go at your own pace depending on how well the date is going.
• To the park – Let your date see your fun side. Chat on the swings, utilize the picnic tables for a meal, take bike down one of the many paths, the options are endless. This can show your playful side, and your athletic side. Some couple enjoy exercising together: running, biking, walking, etc.
During April showers:
When it’s raining outside don’t cancel a date, use it to your advantage.
• Rent a good movie – The weather has been nice lately so I’ll bet there are some new films that you haven’t seen yet. Invite your date for a night in where you can cuddle up on the couch and just relax.
• Games – This is much more fun that you might think. Get together games like,”Imagine If”, “Apples to Apples”, or “Mario Party”. I personally just played Mario Party 8 with my boyfriend and another couple last night and we had an absolute blast. When the weather isn’t so nice there’s plenty to do inside. We even had the screen door open letting the house fill with the wonderful smell of rain.
• Cook dinner – Make a romantic dinner either for your date or better yet with your date. You can try out a new recipe and have a wonderful meal with the sound of rain in the background.
• Attend a concert or indoor event – Surf the net or call your local venue and see what’s playing. Sometimes you can get very cheap tickets if you’re calling on the day of an event and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy an art exhibit, museum showing, blue grass band, or break-through singer. This can be fun and impulsive. Get together with your date and pick an event, buy the tickets, and see what’s in store.
Whether you’re out in the season of spring or watching it from the comfort of your home, there are plenty of date opportunities. Spring is a season of new chances and a way to break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Always have a backup plan and be prepared for any type of weather this spring.