The more I think about it, the more I consider a nighttime date to have a few too many drawbacks. Choices are limited if one extends past the original dinner/drinks plan, and tiredness can settle in far too quickly after sundown. Daytime dates just seem easier. We have more energy, there are more activities available, and it all feels more casual. Oh, and I should mention they're usually cheaper, too.
So in the interest of expanding the rules of the dating game, here are 50 daytime date ideas to try whether you're in a new or long-term relationship.
Plan a Hike
Depending on your shared level of interest, a hike can either be strenuous or easygoing. Choose one with a scenic view from the top.
See a Matinee
One of life's simple pleasures is seeing a movie in the middle of the day. There aren't crowds, the air-conditioning feels good, and you can probably talk yourself into eating popcorn for lunch.
Take a Yoga Class
Start with a beginner's lesson if you're new to the routine, and then grab breakfast after. In the summer, you can often find outdoor yoga classes.
Plan a Picnic
Create a simple cheese board or pack some sandwiches, and then spread out a comfortable blanket under a tree. It's a relaxing way to catch up and enjoy the outdoors.
Don't forget your cheese knives! You'll need a sharper knife for hard cheeses like parmesan or cheddar and another knife for spreadable cheeses like goat.
Walk through a Community Garden
A community garden will feel like a small escape from it all. It'll also give you guys time to chat away from the hustle and bustle of a city.
Take on a Pinterest Project
You've probably been wanting to tackle that DIY idea you saw on Pinterest but haven't gotten around to it yet. Do it together.