Now that the leaves have begun to turn and the temperatures are cooling off, your go-to summer dates will need an autumn update. And while admittedly, our favorite fall date ideas are nothing novel, there's a reason these oldies but goodies are still our faves.
So before you resign yourself to the dinner and a movie routine, check out the 10 semi-dorky fall dates that we're still suckers for—and why we'll always love them, no matter how old we get. Try one and you just might find yourself "falling" even more in love. 50 Ways To Be Romantic Right Now
1. Apple Picking
Don't discard the romantic benefits of hitting up an orchard with your special someone, and late September through October is the ideal time. Not only will you show your man that you're up for anything, but it's a great way to bond with a new guy without the one-on-one awkwardness of a brunch or dinner. Plus, getting a healthy sugar rush from snacking on an apple will leave you feeling far more energized than indulging your sweet tooth over souffle.
Bonus: If the date goes well, you can impress him with your kitchen skills by suggesting you turn those freshly-picked apples into a pie. Go to pickyourown.org to find an apple orchard in your area.
2. Haunted House Tour
OK, we get that you might not find a mummy popping out of a coffin particularly frightening these days (especially compared to your last credit card statement), but getting a little spooked by a few ghosts and goblins hiding in the cobwebs could give your relationship a boost. Research shows that having a thrilling experience together helps to strengthen your bond, and hey, at the very least, it will be good for some laughs—another bonding tool. Oh, and it's a great excuse to grab his hand and get a little closer. Go to Hauntworld.com or Hauntedhouse.com for a house of horror in your hood.
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