date ideasThe new year is here, which means we’re in the middle of peak dating season. Whether you’re looking for love or just looking to have some fun, it’s now the perfect time to make dating plans and start building a relationship. Continue reading for some fun date ideas you should consider heading into 2018.

Celebrate the holiday season

The holiday season is a great time to go on dates. It provides the perfect excuse to either snuggle inside or head out and do some awesome holiday-themed activities. Parties and dances are common, but you can also participate in volunteer events, watch holiday themed plays, drive around town looking at holiday decorations (even after Christmas) and much more. Whether you plan to just get lost with someone special on a holiday date, or you intend to ring in the new year with a new fling, there are a number of ways to celebrate the season together.

Work on your goals

Depending on how close you are to your date, this could be the perfect time to share with them your goals for the new year. You could meet up over coffee or dinner to discuss your resolutions and strategize about how to work toward them together. After that, you can then set up future follow-up meetings to hold one another accountable, or even better, if your goals involve activities that your date could participate in (such as working out or doing your hobby together), you can have them join you. Research shows that both sharing your goals as well as your progress are key ways to ensure you actually achieve your resolutions. Ultimately, if you can help each other work toward or accomplish goals while having fun, it’s a win-win for both of you.

Take advantage of the weather with winter-themed dates

Since we’re still in winter, you should absolutely take advantage of the season, even after the holidays have passed. The weather provides the perfect opportunity for outdoor activities, like ice skating, sledding or skiing. If you live in an area with less-traditional winter weather, like California or Arizona, you can even plan something like going to the park or having a picnic with your favorite seasonal dishes could be fun. If those activities aren’t your cup of tea, then you can look for seasonal festivals or stay indoors and snuggle up while reading, watching movies or playing board games and video games. Just remember that while the weather outside may be frightful, your date can still be delightful.

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