Running Out of Dating Ideas? Try a Walking Date

Going for a walk on a date can have a lot of advantages: apart from being free, it’s healthy; you can take as much or as little time as you want; you’re avoiding that awkward across-the-restaurant-table conversation and you can have a companionable side-by-side chat as you amble. Here are some tips to make your walking date a great experience:

  • Forewarn your date that you’re planning a walk, so that you’re both wearing comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing.
  • Be sure that you’re familiar with the route and that you’ve walked over the territory recently. You could do without surprises, like finding that some special building or location you’ve described to your date is no longer there.
  • Even if you’re familiar with the route and have walked it many times, it probably has some history that you aren’t aware of. You won’t need a heap of facts and figures: a couple of interesting anecdotes, courtesy of your friend Mr. Google, should be enough to spark your date’s interest and give you a few things to talk about as you stroll.

Of course, inviting a first date for a walk in the woods isn’t a good idea – but when you know your date a little better, a countryside ramble might make for a delightfully different date.

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