Summer is ripe for yard sales and outdoor flea markets.If you both have a bug for finding cheap records or furniture, take a walk around your neighborhood for the latest sidewalk sales or peruse the odds and ends at a nearby market.Even if you're not exactly blessed with great balance, you and your date can at least keep each other upright with a couple's skate at your nearest roller skating rink.
Buuuut it always pays to think outside the box and take risks: a new shared experience can draw out details about your date you wouldn't discover, say, chatting over a three-course meal.
Click ahead for ideas on how to branch out on your next date night.
If you live in a city where you're lucky enough to experience the incredible views, why not do it with someone new?
Find a rooftop bar that fits the vibe (whether that's cozy intimate or more of a crowded scene) and soak it in together. If you want a less stuffy environment than a dinner setting, where there's mimosas a'plenty and no pressure to stick around for the rest of the day, try going for a day date for brunch on the weekend.
There's no better time than now to plan for a beach date, whether you're going with a group of friends or hanging out one-on-one.
Pack some snacks and sunscreen at high noon or head out to the sands for a sunset stroll.
Play some games, eat too much cotton candy, and take a trip on both the ferris wheel Zoos and aquariums are fun options for dates when you want a creative setting—enjoy some light banter under the calming blue lights of an aquarium or trade stories as you take in all of the sights and sounds of the wildlife.
A local dive-bar can provide a lot more entertainment than a stuffy cocktail joint. Or,when that gets old, you can always play a game of foosball or darts.
Here's an opportunity to find out more about his musical tastes and to see how you both gel in a performance setting.
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