The 12 Dates of Summer

Summer is officially in full swing! And to add to the excitement, Match’s busiest day of the season is right around the corner. With an average of 20% more initiations made on July 7th than even Valentine’s Day (you read that right), it’s the perfect time to start brainstorming date ideas. 

Swap your normal dinner-and-a-movie routine for some seasonal fun. Whether you’re in the mood for something athletic or interactive, these ideas are sure to help you spark a meaningful connection.

City scavenger hunt: Pair up with a scavenger hunt company to solve puzzles, complete challenges and spot historic landmarks with your date. Or, get creative by organizing your own race around your city.

Outdoor concert: Embrace the warm weather while getting serenaded under the sun or stars during a summer outdoor concert.

Kayaking: Take the flirting off land for a fun kayaking adventure. You can go on a group tour or rent a kayak of your own to enjoy some one-on-one time.

Indoor rock climbing: Looking to beat the heat?Stay active in the A/C while spotting each other as you climb.

Cooking class: Skip the boring restaurant routine and invite your admirer to an interactive cooking class.

Goat yoga: Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking for a laugh, goat yoga is great way to add some positive vibes (and adorable friends) to your next date.

Painting class: Show off your artistic side during a fun painting class. P.S. Many studios have a BYOB alcohol policy in case the Picasso in you needs a little liquid courage.

Bar trivia night: Challenge your date to some friendly competition over drinks and appetizers during your local pub’s trivia night.  

Stand-up comedy show: Swap out the small talk for laughs when you get tickets to a stand-up comedy show.

Botanical garden: Meet your date at a botanical garden and snap pictures with the season’s blooms in all their glory.

Escape room: See how you and your partner work as a team while cracking codes, discovering clues and solving puzzles to break free.

Hiking: Who says a memorable date has to cost money? Hit the trails together and get lost in the outdoors.

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