Top 8 Summer Date Ideas

Top 8 Summer Date Ideas

Because you never know what the summer holds.

Everyone has that one person they want to spend the most time with: their crush, their significant other, or maybe just someone you have a lot of fun with. Whichever person you choose to spend time with this summer, you guys probably need some help deciding what would be super fun and make for a great day. Here are some of my top picks for Summer Dates:

1. Picnics

What better "outdoor dinner" is there other than a picnic? Picnics seem a bit cliche;however, sharing a picnic with someone you enjoy being around really could be a great experience. I mean who doesn't love the sun hitting their skin while they have a big sandwich in their hand?

2. Trips to the Lake

One of my favorite places to be at is at the lake. A day on the lake just gives you a good feeling. A feeling that you can't get from a day at the pool or even on the beach. Being at the lake with you significant other, well it can't get much better than that.

3. Go to a Drive-In Movie

Drive-in movie theaters remind me of my childhood. My family and I used to go to the local Drive-in theater and watch our favorite features. Going to the Drive-in is different from going to the movie theater because you're outside under the stars watch a flick with one of your favorite people in the world.

4. Take a Trip to the Baseball Game

Going to a baseball game is always a great date idea, because baseball games are fun whether your team wins or loses. If you do go to the game, you have to take a picture together. If you don't take a picture together did you actually even go?

5. Fishing

Who doesn't love to get their feet in the water, grab a fishing pole, and catch a huge bass? Fishing is a great date idea because you can spend a lot of time together, and you guys can talk as you fish. It's also fun to have a little friendly competition.

6. Kayaking

"Couple who workout together stay together" and kayaking is quite the workout. Kayaking can be lots of fun because you can be out in the middle of a lake or ocean and nothing be around you except the one person you want to be there with you. Kayaking also opens the door to observe the beautiful scenery around you.

7. Go on a Hike

Hiking is a great way to just get outdoors and explore. Even though the hike itself might be difficult the ending product is worth it. The view will be outstanding, but sharing the view with your date is extraordinary.

8. Outdoor Concerts

Everyone loves a good concert, but during the summer time when the sun goes down the party gets started up. Outdoor concerts can be super exciting, and what better person to spend it with than your crush?

Don't let this summer fly by without spending time with your crush, and going on great dates with them that only the summer time can provide. Live for this summer, because you never know what next summer will hold.

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Just Because I Check My Boyfriend's Location Every Hour Doesn't Make Me A 'Psycho Girlfriend'

No, checking his location every hour does not make me psycho.

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for a few months now. He has come up with describing my actions sometimes as “psycho girlfriend.” As much as this bothered me at first I started to realize there is nothing wrong with my “psycho” actions.

I don’t monitor who my boyfriend hangs out with and I don’t care who he texts, I trust him, but I do watch other things he does.

I probably check his location about once an hour, maybe more if he isn’t texting me back.

This isn’t some way for me to find out if he is with another girl, it’s so I can ensure he isn’t dead in a ditch somewhere. If he was on Snapchat five minutes ago but hasn’t texted me back in 45 minutes, yeah I’ll call him out on it but I'm not actually mad. If he is with friends and not answering me, it’s cool. I just want to be able to make sure I know where he is and that he is alive on a regular basis.

I make him keep his read receipts on for me.

I don’t care if he leaves me on read, I just need to know he is seeing what I’m saying. Half the time, I text him random facts or thoughts I have throughout my day, those don’t always need a response back. However, I do want to know he is acknowledging me through reading my texts.

Yes, from time to time I will spam him and make him respond to my messages so we can make plans or I can know what he is doing with his day but it’s not like I plan out his every move for him or care if he is getting drunk with the boys on a Wednesday, not my issue.

I don’t ask for all of his time or anything. I know he is a busy person. All I ask for him to text me back on a regular basis (once an hour to be exact), for him to allow for me to know where he is at all times and to get one night a week with him.

I don’t plan to show up where he is or anything, I simply just like to know information and get a weekly time with him. I don’t care if I only see him that one night a week, I just want one night with a movie or dinner or snuggles so I can get my boyfriend time.

The rest of the time he is his own person, and I couldn’t really care less about what he does in that time.

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'So, What Are We?' And 10 Other Harsh Realities Of Dating In 2018

"What are we?"

It seems like we've got it all. We've got texting for when you don't want to call, FaceTiming when you want to see someone face-to-face, endless possibilities of dates on dating apps, and Social Media to put our best selves forward. Yet, modern dating is rarely easy. Those who haven't found love yet know some of the struggles of our generation's dating age.

1. Social Media has ruined our expectations of romance.

We only see what people choose to post of their relationship, which is usually lots of roses and extravagant trips to exotic locations. Rarely do we see the darker or more boring side and of the couple that seems to be #RelationshipGoals on our feeds. So when we get into a relationship, we're expecting an unreal level of happiness that no one has, including those couples.

2. Dating apps can be the worst.

Okay, many people have found love with online dating. But with every couple who finds each other on a dating app and lives happily ever after, there's a hundred other people going on an awful date, being catfished, or meeting someone who has 3 other Tinder dates that night.

3. Everyone is really vague.

It's a rare thing to actually ask someone out on a "date" in the modern dating world. More likely, someone will ask you to "hang out" or "chill," leaving you wondering if they want to go on an actual date, hook-up at their apartment, or just be friends.

4. Texting makes things complicated.

In our modern age, we have an incredible addition to dating: texting. Now we can talk to our loved ones all the time, not just when we can call or see them face-to-face. No generation before ours had this ability to talk to another person all day long.

But, they also didn't have to deal with the more complicated part of texting in a relationship. There are texting rules that we feel we have to follow and games we feel we have to play in the early stages of a relationship, and can literally make or break a potential couple. If someone texts too much, it's bad.

If someone texts too little, they're flaky. What is the proper time to wait to text someone back? How many y's do we put after "hey"? Do we say "hey" at all? Texts are often interpreted incorrectly, which can cause some serious issues.

5. Mind games.

Whether you mean to or not, you'll be involved in some mind games when you start dating someone. It might be waiting 20 minutes to reply to a text or tweeting a really vague song lyric that you know you're directing at the other person. In our digital world, it's easier than ever to play mind games.

6. There are "endless" possibilities.

Dating apps give you endless possibilities that are literally at your fingertips. It's hard for people to settle down because they are constantly seeing what seems like endless possibilities of potential dates, whether it's on social media, or through online dating.

7. No one wants to define anything.

There are people looking for a real connection. But in an age of swiping from one person to the next, it's easy to be very noncommittal. A lot of the time, it seems like people just want hook-ups and no one wants a real relationship.

8. Finding conversation is difficult.

Because you're always texting, FaceTiming, or seeing each other's posts on Social Media, you always know what the other person is up to. This means it's hard to find things to tell each other that you haven't already talked about over text or haven't seen on their Instagram.

9. Ghosting.

Ah, ghosting, the fear of every modern dater. It's inevitable that at some point in your dating adventures, you'll be ghosted or will ghost someone else, and it's something that's become almost accepted in our culture.

10. You can end a relationship without feeling that face-to-face guilt.

You can send a nicely crafted lengthy text, if you're generous, or just stop talking to the other person, if you're more inclined to be a jerk about it. Breaking up with someone or just avoiding them has never been easier, or more careless.

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