Do you suffer from the scourge of early-90s nostalgia? In that case, you've probably seen at least a dozen episodes of Full House. I, for one, grew up being comfortably lulled by the overly saccharine affection and awkward hijinx of the Tanner family.
If you're itching to relive those simpler days, why not go on a Full House-style date (no San Francisco residency required)? Here are a few ideas.
1. Go On A Double Date With Your Sister
DJ and Stephanie did it all the time — raised by three men, Stephanie had much to learn about dating from her older sister. But her first real date ended in disappointment — he didn't kiss her goodnight. How rude!
2. Take A Roadtrip To San Fran
It's right there in the credits! What's more romantic than a picnic by the gorgeous-yet-overpriced Painted Ladies (the lovely Victorian houses below). Don't live nearby? Pick the most scenic spot, whether it's a park or a lake, in your city for a romantic daytime date.
3. Make It A Musical Night
First, you need to nab yourself an Uncle Jesse lookalike. OK, maybe that's not so easy. But do as Uncle J and Becky would and have a sweet serenade sesh. Beach Boys material, his own songs, whatever — as long as his hair is all cute and mussed up like that. Doesn't it make you want to say "Have mercy?!" Poufy 80s wedding dress totally optional.
4. Old-School Makeout Sesh In The Back Of Your Boyfriend's Van
Remember how much Danny freaked out when DJ went on her first date to a drive-in movie? The things that could (but didn't) happen in the back of that van... Bonus points if you actually find a drive-in movie to go to. And hey, younger DJ Tanner, it will get better.
6. Go Horseback Riding
Dare we even bring up Michelle's riding accident in that heartbreaking two-part season finale? Thankfully, the littlest Tanner recovered and would be happy to know that you've picked up her favorite hobby. Just avoid jumping over logs. Capiche?
7. When All Else Fails, Get Your Kicks Out Of Setting Other People Up On Dates.
Like your awkward, anal-retentive father.