Summer of Love
By Dr. Pepper Schwartz
It's Summertime! Even if the weather is uncertain at times, from here on out we can usually expect sun, beach weather conditions and outdoor events to be part of the game plan. This makes it a perfect time to start dating and to liven up your dates with inexpensive ways of having fun out-of-doors. Getting outside will actually make it likelier for a date to go well.
I'm not exaggerating. Don't you feel happier on a sunny day? Don't you feel better about life if you've just run a couple of miles, played a round of golf or hiked up a gorgeous trail? There's something positive about sunshine and exercise that heightens our sensitivities and creates a positive mood. This is very important, as our everyday worries still remain, but escaping for a couple of hours is a great mental health recharge.
Taking this positive attitude into the dating world really makes a difference. You're in a good mood, which usually is infectious to your date. While the beginning of first or second dates can be a little awkward and challenging, by the end of the hike, swim or boat ride, connecting seems easier and more attractive.
If you're exercising together, all the right hormones get activated. This occurs even if you're cheering for a team; you're being physical, open and enthusiastic. Outdoor activity is a whole lot better than just watching television you're not interested in, or having another discussion about the rising price of gas.
The outdoors calls: Build beach sand sculptures, go water skiing, a simple picnic or go to an arboretum or public garden. If you want something meaningful - and you'd like to see how your date acts in such a situation - take him or her along when you volunteer doing outside services; for example, a community project of repairing an elderly person's front porch, painting their house, doing trail clean-up, etc. Or, if you aren't the athletic or handy type, start an adventure on a canoe, boat or even a ferry ride. Getting out on the water is very relaxing.
Okay, you get the picture. Let the weather work for you and with you. Utilize PerfectMatch.com's unique and leading-edge Search tool to help yourself find someone, or better yet - take the initiative and reach out to that Perfect match we sent you three weeks back!
Then, enjoy the spirit of summer. And make your goal - by Labor Day, to be watching the sunset…with someone you love. Get out there and find your Perfect match!
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