Get Creative With Your 4th Of July Date

By

Get Creative With Your 4th Of July Date
The whole fireworks thing is pretty played out, don't you think?

So you have a hot date for July 4th, but you're not sure where to go? The worst thing to do is ask your friends. You will be invited to numerous barbeques and house parties where they will systematically analyze your date head to toe: her dress is too short, her hair is too long, her speech is too slurred and her eyes are too big for a human. Then there are firework displays. You can always go to the pier to watch the fireworks, right? Wrong. If your idea of a July 4th romance does not include rubbing elbows (and a few other body parts) with a bunch of sweaty strangers who keep sipping unidentified liquids out of paper bags, skip the pier trip.

Instead, think of intimate and romantic ways in which you can remember this July 4th as the start of a great relationship. Need ideas? Here are a few:

  1. Order A Gourmet Burger Meal: (Yes, you may substitute veggie and turkey, if you so desire.) After all, what's more American than a burger? Trust me, even a burger meal can be romantic with a few candles and some flowers. Then cuddle up on the sofa to watch The Patriot.
  2. Have A BarbeCue For Two: What's more romantic than preparing a potentially dangerous meal for just you and your date? Where there is fire, there is danger. Danger brings people closer together and voila! Instant chemistry over charcoals. For those of you who live in a city, you may substitute a fire-escape for the great outdoors.
  3. Join A Parade: Yes, I realize it may be a bit tawdry. However, you don't need to officially join a float or devote hours to marching in a band. Just follow it for a little while to laugh at the drummer's hat or elaborate reenactment costumes. Remember, a couple that laughs together stays together (as cheesy at it may sound).
  4. Visit A Museum Of American Art: Yes, this country produced numerous works of art from classic to contemporary to abstract. Pick a theme and venue and enjoy an afternoon together. Museums are not very crowded on July 4th, allowing you more room for privacy (yes, you may try to sneak in a kiss or two when the gallery Usher is looking the other way). Follow the museum with a dinner in a romantic American cuisine restaurant where you can discuss the art and relive the romance.
  5. Picnic On A Roof: Yes a roof — preferably a roof with the view of the fireworks. Get some beach chairs or a blanket, a bottle of wine and some hot dogs — again, remember, we are celebrating the birth of our country, so escargot may not be a good idea. No fireworks? No problem. There is always the summer sky to be admired. And what could be more romantic than gazing at the stars while holding hands?

More date night ideas on YourTango:

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Marina Margulis

Matchmaker

New York Socials is an exclusive members-only dating club. We operate on principle that dating should be easy and natural. To achieve that, we organize Socials for our club members. Socials are cocktail parties where we introduce men to a number of women carefully preselected for them.

For more information, please visit my website at New York Socials.

Read my blog at Blog

Location: New York, NY
Credentials: CPC, Other
Other Articles/News by Marina Margulis:

5 Questions Reveal You Need A Dating Coach Not A Gym Coach

By

"Dating Coach? I don't need a Dating Coach. I need a date!" "Dating Coach? Why would I need one? I have been single and dating now for seven years!" "I have no idea what a Dating Coach does, so I think I'll just go at it alone." These, and many more are some of the remarks I heard from people after I tell them I am ... Read more

Online Dating: A Cheap Diet Pill For Singles

By

Recently, in his own blog, Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OK Cupid made the following admission: "…OkCupid doesn’t really know what it’s doing. Neither does any other website. It’s not like people have been building these things for very long, or you can go look up a blueprint or something." He is absolutely ... Read more

No Comics At The Table, Please! 5 Signs He's Too Immature For You

By

Ladies, have you ever been told by family and friends that you need to stop dating older men and start dating guys your age? Have you ever wondered that perhaps something is wrong with you because you gravitate toward older men even after hearing this dating advice? Ladies, worry no more! A new study commissioned by Nickelodeon UK reveled a legitimate ... Read more

See More

 
PARTNER POSTS