Ocean-Inspired Date Idea

Embrace the other elements with your date and spend a day exploring the ocean. This weekend date idea can include so many different activities at sea, including jet skiing, scuba diving or snorkelling, and sailing. Being out in the vast water and so far away from dry land will allow you two to really indulge in some alone time. Consider this relationship and love advice and make a day out of conquering the great, blue sea!

What to Do on This Ocean-Inspired Date Idea?

Jet skiing is a fantastic option because it’s highly accessible. There are tons of companies at every beach. Once you’ve found one that matches your budget, make an appointment. After you arrive, the instructors will have you sign a waiver and take a short safety course. Then, you can strap on your life jacket and head to the shore, where they’ll help you enter the water. If you want to compete with your lover, you can rent two jet skis, or if you want to get cosy, rent one to share. Either way, you’ll be able to venture further out into the ocean than you have ever before.

 

In order to partake in deep-sea scuba diving, you have to take lessons and be licensed. This is always an exciting date idea, but if you’re just going out for a day at the beach, you may want to opt for some snorkelling instead. You can purchase snorkelling equipment at many sporting goods or department stores, and from there, all you’ll need is your ability to swim! Underneath the pier is a great place to snorkel, as a lot of sea critters gather there. You can also bring your snorkel right offshore where you’d normally swim and take a gander at what’s lurking around your feet.

 

If you or a friend owns a sailboat, then use this weekend date idea to spend the day lounging on the deck with your sweetie. You can even make it a couples date and invite your best friends. Boating is not only exciting, but it provides an escape from everything back on solid land. Pack some food and drinks, and you’ll be able to stay out there all day.

 

Being able to be at the sea is so much exciting especially if you’re with your date. It’s so much fun! I remember when my date and I first when to a beach on our first date, it was very memorable. There are many activities that we are able to do. One of the activities that we are doing is the ‘I spy’. I know, sounds childish right? But we didn’t mind. We truly enjoyed it. Aside from it, we played volleyball with other couples as well as searching the sea for different shells, sea creatures and sands.

 

We have also played silly games like sand castles. I had also tried to bury my date on the sand. It was so hilarious! You guys could also enjoy your date at the beach like us. I really recommend it.

Park Date Ideas

Dating at the park is fun. After all, you wouldn’t want to have the usual dating venue with your date right? Take your special someone or your date to your city’s best park this weekend. There is magic in the air there. Here are ten activities to consider once you arrive:

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  1. PEOPLEWATCH

Point. Laugh. Make up stories about their backgrounds and character quirks. Just don’t get caught staring. I remember when my date and I did this, it was really fun especially the made up stories he is making.

 

  1. RENT BICYCLES

Roll up your pant-legs. Have a race. Watch the wind blow through her hair. Impress one another by riding with no handlebars. Avoid tandem bikes because they’re surprisingly difficult to use.

 

  1. GEOCACHE

What is geocache you may ask? Check it out. People have hidden tiny containers all over the world and uploaded the coordinates of their “caches” to a database. It’s your job to find the container, sign a registry to prove you were there, then restore it to its designated hiding place. Download the app on your Smartphone and it will serve as your guide. Think adult treasure hunt. It will definitely be an adventure for you and your date.

 

  1. BUY ONE ANOTHER AN ICE CREAM

Or share one, if you guys are “at that level.” I recommend the most dilapidated pushcart you can find. Being thrifty is an integral part of the park-going experience.

 

  1. PADDLEBOAT

Even though you’ll realize two minutes in that paddle boating requires about 50x more energy in practice than it looked like from the promenade. It may be exhausting, believe me, but still ita is fun and really romantic to paddleboat with your date.

 

  1. IMPROMPTU PHOTO SHOOT

Once the domain of a only a very exclusive coterie of expensive-camera-wielding artsy types, the recent boom of photography apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic now allows anyone with an iPhone and a lack of self-consciousness to document their adventures with photos that could adorn a trendy restaurant’s walls.

 

  1. PICNIC

Still the most romantic outing known to mankind, some 10,000 years after Grog first laid down a thatched blanket and a spread of chutes, roots and Mammoth jerky for his girlfriend Tuk-Tuk.

 

  1. ATTEND A FREE EVENT

Go to your city park’s website. Check out the calendar of events. Some parks host outdoor movie screenings. Most have a full calendar of concerts during summer months. Both pair well with item #7 and a full-bodied red.

 

  1. MAKE OUT SOMEWHERE SECLUDED

Unless you’re a fan of the whole PDA thing, in which case you should just make out anywhere.

 

  1. GET DRUNK INCONSPICUOUSLY

Do it out of opaque cups of some kind so the local law enforcement has no excuse to apprehend you. Bring portable speakers and a deck of playing cards. Once that warm cocoon of inebriation creeps up your limbs and you start to exchange darting glances through blushes at one another then you can proceed to number 9.

 

A date in the park is fun. The atmosphere, check. The place, check. What more can you ask for, for your date?

 Being Green Minded Isn't So Bad At All

Never mind those who tell you that being green-minded is bad. It almost never certainly is. I’m pertaining to being environmentally-friendly in your approach to everything.

I’m Steven. I run this blog on behalf of the Green Planet Ministry and I’m all about dating. Dating in a unique sense. Some of you may say this is quite ‘hipstery’ for me because we’re going all eco-sh** here. But then again, who’s to say there’s a better way to raise this idea than not appear like a hipster?

Hey, I dress myself like a square. A suit and tie, is all. But I make sure that they’re all made from organic materials (again, very hipster). But I don’t mind at all. It’s because I believe I’m doing my part to save this planet through an endeavour some might think is silly, but actually isn’t.

Dating is one way we communicate with each other. But dating could be a means to more pollution. Imagine, if 23 guys brought their dates with them to a concert that isn’t too environmentally-friendly (pyrotechnics, trash all over, plastic bottles etc) then there’s really no good done for the environment but there’s a great chance she’ll kiss you tonight and there’ll be a second date.

Or it could be in the movies where you spend lots of time in the mall’s air-conditioning that you’re tearing up the atmosphere with your indulgence. If more people didn’t come to malls, the malls will have to lessen the power consumption on air-conditioning and even help save the earth!

When you think about it, even if you want the girl, you could always do something for the earth. Lay down that smartphone or at least minimise it’s use when you’re out with your girl, she gets your full attention and voila, you have a perfect pair about to be born.

In the process, you reduce the energy consumed by one person for charging their electronics. You could even use your smartphone for crucial uses later, such as gaming when you’re probably bored somewhere waiting for her to do her business.

If you keep open-minded about things you can appreciate the open outdoors during your date. Trust me, there are lots of things you could enjoy outside.

Outside, you could see nature smiling with you as you enjoy your date with your date. She would appreciate it too, seeing the skylines and appreciating the blue sky. We’re quite lucky to have a blue sky above us during our dates; in the near future, if we’re not careful with the Earth, this might be the last time we could see it.

If you think about it, you also lower the costs. You won’t have to commute elsewhere. You could run on the grass and enjoy the day. Fly a kite and unleash some child-level fun. Make it memorable. If you have nothing to say, then go people watching. Make up stories, feed the ducks (if allowed).

You see, if you look carefully, you could find a myriad of ways to celebrate love and romance without having to harm nature. You could actually help!

25 Foods You May Bring On a Picnic Date

With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, picnics are popping up all over the place. Get in on the fun, grab your date or maybe with a few friends and make an afternoon of fine food and good times.

 

Here are the 25 foods that you may bring on your picnic date:

 

  1. Little things on skewers like melon, ham, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes.
  2. Bruschetta.
  3. Sangria: Make your own and transport in jars.
  4. Muffaletta: The New Orleans sandwich is the perfect picnic food. Cut into slices before you leave and you have yourself handheld a yummy food.
  5. Tiny sandwiches: Try tiny sandwiches, think tea time. If you want to go all nuts, cut the sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters.
  6. Bite-sized fruit like strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.
  7. Sushi: I don’t usually think sushi is a great date food, but if you’re on a picnic date, it’s another story. It’s perfectly portable and easy to eat.
  8. Risotto balls: There’s something sexy about risotto, isn’t there? Since that’s too tough to bring on a picnic, shape it into balls.
  9. Stuffed dates: I like to stuff them with almonds, and then roll them in powdered sugar.
  10. Silly candy: Like Sweet Tarts or Pop Rocks. This is so you don’t take your picnic too seriously.
  11. Soft cheese and crackers: Brie and crackers or bread sticks are classic for a reason. They’re delicious.
  12. Nutella: Out of the jar will do.
  13. Ricotta gnudi: Portable and elegant. Well worth the effort!25 Foods You May Bring On a Picnic Date 

    With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, picnics are popping up all over the place. Get in on the fun, grab your date or maybe with a few friends and make an afternoon of fine food and good times.

     

    Here are the 25 foods that you may bring on your picnic date:

     

    1. Little things on skewers like melon, ham, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes.
    2. Bruschetta.
    3. Sangria: Make your own and transport in jars.
    4. Muffaletta: The New Orleans sandwich is the perfect picnic food. Cut into slices before you leave and you have yourself handheld a yummy food.
    5. Tiny sandwiches: Try tiny sandwiches, think tea time. If you want to go all nuts, cut the sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters.
    6. Bite-sized fruit like strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.
    7. Sushi: I don’t usually think sushi is a great date food, but if you’re on a picnic date, it’s another story. It’s perfectly portable and easy to eat.
    8. Risotto balls: There’s something sexy about risotto, isn’t there? Since that’s too tough to bring on a picnic, shape it into balls.
    9. Stuffed dates: I like to stuff them with almonds, and then roll them in powdered sugar.
    10. Silly candy: Like Sweet Tarts or Pop Rocks. This is so you don’t take your picnic too seriously.
    11. Soft cheese and crackers: Brie and crackers or bread sticks are classic for a reason. They’re delicious.
    12. Nutella: Out of the jar will do.
    13. Ricotta gnudi: Portable and elegant. Well worth the effort!
    14. Fresh Summer Rolls: These are easy to eat on the go and are perfect on a hot summer night.
    15. Roasted pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a natural aphrodisiac.
    16. Popcorn: Pop unflavoured popcorn and own your own flavour, like shredded Parmesan or Cajun spices.
    17. Mini pizzas: Use pitas or English muffins.
    18. Cheddar cheese and apples: There is something so good about this combo.
    19. Figs: They’re good on their own, extra good with balsamic vinegar, mascarpone, and walnuts.
    20. Quesadillas: Get creative with cheese and filling combos, like grilled chicken and pineapple or steak and blue cheese.
    21. Mediterranean bites: Like pita and hummus, stuffed grape leaves, or olives.
    22. Shrimp and cocktail sauce.
    23. DIY Wraps: Try stuffing Roquefort cheese, pear, and walnut in Endive.
    24. Charcuterie: There’s salami, pepperoni, prosciutto.
    25. Chocolates: Need I to say more?

     

    When filling up the picnic basket, throw away the usual go-to sandwich idea and create a menu full of seasonal, fresh ingredients like these 25 food ideas I mentioned. Also, don’t forget the dessert and the Nutella is definitely a must.

     

  14. Fresh Summer Rolls: These are easy to eat on the go and are perfect on a hot summer night.
  15. Roasted pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a natural aphrodisiac.
  16. Popcorn: Pop unflavoured popcorn and own your own flavour, like shredded Parmesan or Cajun spices.
  17. Mini pizzas: Use pitas or English muffins.
  18. Cheddar cheese and apples: There is something so good about this combo.
  19. Figs: They’re good on their own, extra good with balsamic vinegar, mascarpone, and walnuts.
  20. Quesadillas: Get creative with cheese and filling combos, like grilled chicken and pineapple or steak and blue cheese.
  21. Mediterranean bites: Like pita and hummus, stuffed grape leaves, or olives.
  22. Shrimp and cocktail sauce.
  23. DIY Wraps: Try stuffing Roquefort cheese, pear, and walnut in Endive.
  24. Charcuterie: There’s salami, pepperoni, prosciutto.
  25. Chocolates: Need I to say more?

 

When filling up the picnic basket, throw away the usual go-to sandwich idea and create a menu full of seasonal, fresh ingredients like these 25 food ideas I mentioned. Also, don’t forget the dessert and the Nutella is definitely a must.