15 Fall Date Ideas So Basic They're Basically Brilliant

15 #CoupleGoals-Worthy Fall Date Ideas, In All Their Basic Glory

Fall dates are the best dates.


I always look forward to the fall months when the weather is still warm enough to do things outside and the leaves are beginning to change colors. There are so many fun things to do with your partner during this beautiful time of year. Here are 15 date ideas during this lovely season.

1. Go hiking and have a picnic. 

Pick your favorite scenic trail and pack your favorite assortment of snacks to enjoy at the top with your loved one. Enjoy some treats and a beautiful view of the fall foliage.

2. Go apple picking at an orchard


You can never have too many apples right? Choose a nearby orchard and pick as many apples as you and your significant other can fit in your bags. The excitement continues when you get home and think of all the desserts and dishes you can make with your freshly picked apples.

3. Attend a drive-in movie.

What's more romantic than cuddling up and watching a movie under the stars together? Open the trunk and set up some comfy pillows and blankets.

4. Go to a football game under the lights.

There's something about Friday night football under the lights in the fall. The weather is cool enough that you can enjoy some hot chocolate and cheer on your team with your significant other but warm enough that you can still tailgate.

5. Go to a brewery/cidery/winery.

There's nothing like a beer, cider, or wine tasting of a new fall flavor to get you in the autumn mood.

6. Attend a fall festival.

Fall= harvest events, farmers markets, and festivals galore! Enjoy some fall foods, drinks, music, crafts, decorations and more. It's the perfect way to spend a Saturday with your loved one.

7. Watch a scary Halloween movie together.

You can jump and scream together as you watch your favorite horror classics this season.

8. Make a bonfire and roast marshmallows.


Who said s'mores were only for the summer? They taste just as good in the fall when you're making them with your partner by your side. Snuggle up and enjoy your time together.

9. Visit a haunted house.

Being scared with your partner and holding onto them as you venture through a haunted house together is something special. Whether you're scared or not, knowing they're there makes you feel safer.

10. Go to a pumpkin patch.

It's the only time of year when you suddenly have the strength to lift the heaviest pumpkin you can find. Plus you have some help from your partner. Enjoy some apple cider while you pick the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve together.

11. Go on a hayride at a farm.

You're never too old for a hayride. It's romantic too!

12. Eat an unnecessary amount of cider donuts.

Why are they so addicting? At least you can both agree that you can never eat too many.

13. Attempt to make a fall dish/dessert.


Try something new with your partner so that you can both laugh about if things go south.

14. Watch the sunrise or sunset.


15. Drink a fall-flavored Starbucks drink together.

You'd be surprised how many people like a good PSL or salted caramel latte

These 15 fall date ideas may be #Basic, but your partner will thank you.

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Why You Should Stop Chasing Him

You deserve better.

They say “the thrill of the chase" makes someone more enticing. There's just something about wanting something you can't have that drives you crazy (in a good way). There is never a dull moment. Pursuing him is a challenge. Nothing comes easily. What's the fun in that anyway?

I'm going to tell you this: stop chasing him. Stop forgiving him when he forgets to answer your text messages and phone calls. Stop being the one to always make plans. Stop letting him bail on you. Stop waiting around for him. Stop being lied to. Stop making excuses when he doesn't make time for you. There is a difference between someone who is “hard to get" and a flat out jerk who doesn't give you the time of day. Stop letting him use you.

You deserve to be with someone who makes you fall asleep every night in the middle of texting him because neither of you want the conversation to end. You deserve someone who plans dates for the two of you. You deserve someone who asks you to hang out before midnight. You deserve someone who wants to spend time with you just as much as you do with them. You deserve someone who insists on paying for your ice cream. You deserve someone who won't deceive you. You deserve someone who is straightforward. You deserve attention. You deserve affection. You deserve a partnership that is mutual, not one-sided. You deserve to be chased.

You are better than 3 a.m. “Hey" texts. You are better than a night spent watching a movie just to fool around. You are better than trying to decode his vague messages. You are better than his shadiness. You are better than mind games. You are better than being ignored.

If you have to chase him, he's not worth it. Don't settle for someone who makes you beg for his attention. If he is genuinely interested in getting to know you, he will put in the effort. A relationship where your feelings are reciprocated is far more rewarding than one where you constantly feel like you have to drag him along.

Change your mentality. Become more independent. Be confident, be bold. Find happiness in being alone. Don't waste your time pathetically chasing after someone who doesn't feel the same, but doesn't have the heart or the courage to tell you so. Your self-confidence and positivity will make you radiant, and eventually, you will attract the kind of guy who is mature enough to not mess with your head.

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Ladies, Stop Trying To Teach Boys How To Be Your Man If They're Not Even Men In The First Place

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.


I see. this way too often, honestly it upsets me and breaks my heart. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to put her on her Snapchat story. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to get off a video game and spend time with her. It breaks my heart when I see a girl doodling on a napkin at the dinner table and her boyfriend is on his phone and hasn't even looked up at her once. These things break my heart because this girl, whoever she may be, maybe it is you? She deserves a man. What she has though, is a boy. And before you say anything, yes, there is a huge difference.

I was that girl once. I begged and begged my ex-boyfriend all the time to put me on his Snapchat story. You may be reading this and be thinking "Wow she's a little attention seeking." No, that is not it at all. A simple act of being posted about made me feel special, loved, missed at times, and served as reassurance and a word of affirmation for me. Do you want to know something silly? Maybe you've done it too. Sometimes I would do something crazy to get his attention. Something funny, and silly and random just so he would post me on his story and I wouldn't have to ask.

At the dinner table, I was that girl that while he was on his phone I was sliding him notes on a napkin saying "I love you" or "Hi" or funny jokes to get his full and undivided attention.

At home, I was the girl that used to literally throw myself at him while he was playing video games to try and get him to press pause for two minutes and pay attention to me and have a conversation with me.

You see, I was that girl. But I refuse to ever be that girl again. If you are that girl, stop what you're doing.

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.

There is a big difference between a boy and a man. Contrary to what society may believe most boys don't actually turn into men until they are almost 40. Scary for us girls right? But here's the kicker and to be honest it has nothing to do with age.

Any boy that is in the process of becoming a man and maturing is going to know how to treat a woman. He is not going to choose video games or his phone over you. He is going to post you everywhere all the time because he wants to show you off to the world and make you feel special. He isn't going to ever leave you wondering.

The list could really go on comparing and contrasting the differences between a boy and a man but the important ones to remember when you are in a relationship are:

1. A boy thinks "me." A man thinks "us"

2. A boy gives false promises. A man honors his commitments (one being you.)

3. A boy cares about how you look in jeans. A man cares about how you look in his future.

4. You will always wonder how a boy feels about you. You will always know how a man feels about you.

All too often I see girls in the act of this. It is almost like they are training a dog or raising a child. They order them around and become demanding when it comes to doing things that make them feel special, validated and reassured. Granted, they are doing this because their relationship is lacking something but the truth is, it shouldn't be lacking something in the first place.

You are dating a boy not a man. I hate to break that to you. I really do. It's the hardest news you'll ever receive. Why? Well because

You can't fix him, you can't teach him, and you can't change a boy into a man. They have to do it on their own

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