You could also make them something simple but personal to give them as a gift “just because.”
A batch of fresh-baked cookies for the week ahead. A playlist of your all-time favorite songs for the ride home. A memento that you know will mean something to them.
Whatever you come up with, it’s the gesture that will get your date’s attention and show that you put a lot of thought into the time you’d spend together. And that thought goes a long way!
5. Be ready for anything
You never know where the evening might lead.
If it goes well, the two of you may never want it to end. So, you’ll find ways to prolong your date by packing more activities into the day or evening.
You could find yourselves shopping at random stores together, lingering at your favorite cafe, and heading home to play board games and eat ice cream.
Or maybe you’ll take a spontaneous sunset hike at a trailhead nearby, or do something active like shooting hoops at the local park. Doing physical activities like this can be a super romantic way to bond and have fun together!
In that case, you’d want to exchange those heels for something more comfortable. It’s always a good idea to have a spare pair of tennis shoes in the car!
The bottom line is, try to leave room for an extended date or a change of plans. If you can, leave your day or night open for a few hours longer than you think a typical date would last.
This strategy leaves you open to possibilities that could end up being unforgettable!