The summer film season is in high swing. The latest movie is Cowboys & Aliens. Director Jon Favreau teams up with Daniel Craig with Harrison Ford for some Western/sci-fi action. Tough guys talk tough, Native Americans get wise and aliens run amok. The flick is destined to be a box office success, but is it a date movie?
It's hard to stay healthy when you lead a busy lifestyle, and having a quick soda serves as a much-needed energy boost. But a recent study from the University of Texas reports that people who drink two or more diet sodas a day have waists that are six times as large as those who don't drink diet soda at all. This goes to show that a good alternative to the fizzy drink can go a long way.
Like wine? Like sparkling wine? If so check out, Cava, sparkling wine from Spain. Classier than Prosecco and less expensive than Champagne, Cava is our new obsession. Lucky for us, our pals at Freixenet, a Catalonian Cava company with roots dating back all the way to the 19th century, is giving our free wine this summer!
Ah, summer. The longest, warmest days of the year means the cold-weather date options you've subjected yourself to all winter just won't do (we're looking at you cozy wine bars!). Summer means great weather, tons of time spent outdoors and the shedding of layers. If your brain's still in winter mode, don't worry—YourTango's got you covered. We've collected 50 of the best summer date ideas to make sure every second of your summer romance is spent actually romancing your sweetheart, not hemming and hawing over plans. We've picked our top 10 favorite date ideas in five different categories: music, movies, activities, food and cocktail trends, and day trips. From rooftop dining in New York City to getting out of town for a hike outside Chicago, we've targeted the best summer date suggestions across the country. Whether it's a first date or your four-year anniversary, these date ideas are sure to deliver the dose of summer fun you've been craving all the cold, dark winter long.
When it comes to summer lovin', you want to have a blast. And nothing can get you and your boo into the groove more than seeing some sweet tunes together in concert. It's the perfect opportunity to hold hands, dance up on your man, and even sneak in some PDA. This summer especially, there are so many hot tickets available to help you turn up the volume and the heat on you date night out. Here are our top picks for live music that'll put you and your man in the mood.
The summer movie season isn't all about giant robots, super heroes, and making things go "BOOM" really loudly. There's also a little thing known as "counter-programming," where smaller, more intimate flicks vie for an audience's attention in the hopes of getting some of that blockbuster runoff. The big action tentpoles may get dudes into theaters, but it's the gentle jabs of their girlfriend's elbows that get them settling in for a nice, romantic date movie. While many of these kinds of films carry the stigma of pandering solely to female viewers and their begrudging boyfriends, we've compiled an eclectic list of this summer's most promising date movies, with a little something for everyone.
When it comes to "dating outside the box," our friends at HowAboutWe have cornered the market. HowAboutWe is the only dating site where members express themselves through creative, fun date ideas instead of tedious personal essays and endless messaging. So, when it comes to great summer dates that are as unique as you are, they know what they're talking about.
You're strolling hand-in-hand on the beach with your love, the sea salt gently misting through your hair, when suddenly, it happens. The two of you exchange looks, hungry with desire, then grab one another and say, "You wanna get something to eat?" This summer, whether you want to cool off when things get steamy (try a paleta, a Mexican-style popsicle!), or heat things up (jalapeño cocktails, anyone?), YourTango is here to make sure your summer dates are filled with flavor.
An occasional change of scenery is good for the soul—and your relationship. Studies have shown that traveling with your significant other and experiencing new situations together can bring you closer as a couple. Stepping out of your usual routine also gives you the freedom to relax, play, laugh and really connect with each other. But you don't have to wait for a long weekend to get away. Whether it's your first date or your fortieth, you can easily take your romance on the road with our picks for the country's best day trips.
Even if you don't speak Spanish, you know what Cinco de Mayo means. Margaritas. Enchiladas. And yes, plenty of muchachos y muchachas mingling. The holiday's a staple going out night for singles and couples. Dancing to mariachi music or doing tequila shots may take practice. But sharing these Cinco de Mayo facts is an easy way to impress your date.
Catalonia's festival of St. Jordi is like Valentine's Day, but cooler. Forget February 14th. The most romantic day of the year is April 23rd... at least, it is if you're in Catalonia, Spain. This Saturday, Catalonian lovers will celebrate the lovey-doviest day of the year on the festival of Sant Jordi. In Catalonian culture, the festival is marked by an appealing tradition: men give women roses, and women give men books. Hey, there's nothing sexier than a man who reads.
We rely on our first-date outfits to do many things: to seduce, create confidence, make a killer first impression. But we've never relied on a dress to make a phone call. It may sounds like an April Fools' joke, but the cell-phone dress is real. And shockingly, it's kind of sexy.
Mardi Gras is here (!), and you can bet New Orleans will be a spectacle of booze, boobs and beads. However, if you didn't get a chance to visit "The Big Easy" for this year's celebration, it doesn't mean you can't still celebrate. As a way to include you and your partner in the last hurrah before Lent begins (tomorrow), here are six ways the two of you can celebrate the indulgence that is Mardi Gras right from your own home. Low-Cost, Last-Minute Mardi Gras
It's come up a couple of times recently and it's gotten so irritating that I finally have to say something about it. I'm pretty sure you're not even aware of what you're doing or why it bothers me. So here it goes. I would like you to ask me out on a freaking date.
It's February, and unless you're lucky enough to live in a temperate climate, you're sick of trudging through ice, slush, sleet, rain, and snow. Winter seems neverending, and while cuddling up on the couch with Netflix and your man seemed sweet in November, the novelty has worn off. What do you do now?
Love Bytes: 12 must click love and relationship links. This week, we learned how to tell off creepy guys, keep mutual friends after a breakup, and how to tell if you're too clingy in your relationship. We sounded off on whether separate bedrooms are a bad idea and the idea that cheaters may be genetically predisposed to have a wandering eye. These links, along with 10 winter date ideas and why treating your man like a dog may be the best thing you ever do for your relationship.
Like birthdays, Valentine's Day celebrations become repetitive after a few years. If you've grown disenchanted with fancy dinners, chocolates and roses, worry not, because YourTango's rounded up a series of unconventional Valentine's Day ideas to combat the season's predictability. After all, what's romance without a little adventure?