- Take in A Picnic
The point? Get outdoors and do something unexpected! Grab a friend (or love interest), pack some cold bubbly, fresh strawberries, charcuterie, a blanket--and you're set. Hit your favorite park in the city, or a more low-key rural panoramic view. Don't forget the portable tunes (and sunscreen).
You may be wondering--how will going to a public park with my buddy help me out in the dating game? HELLO! You'll be out, looking fabulous in a wide-brimmed hat, laughing in the sunshine and taking in the summer air. You're fearless and fun--you eat outdoors on a whim, just because. Who wouldn't want to ask you out?
And if no one does, you just had a fabulous day anyway. So what gives?
- Don’t Hide Behind Shades
It's hot and bright out there--we get it. But, don't forget that eye contact is essential in dating stratagem. Move to an area with a little shade and let those beautiful blues out.
- How About An Ice Coffee?
Been wondering how to take the next step with a love interest? Use the sweltering heat to your advantage. Instead of discussing how unbelievably hot and horrible it is, offer up a delicious cold brew.
"Yes, this heat is crazy! Let's stop by that coffee shop on the corner. Ice coffee on me?"
- Bump Up The Freshness
Summer is the season of pool parties, happy hours and general sunny fun--but it's also the season of sweat. Opt for cool showers between work and evening events. Freshen up more often, don't skip the deodorant and DO NOT over-perfume or over-cologne in lieu of a quick shower.
- Be Casual, Not Dull
When planning your summer weekends, don't overlook the beach you've been wanting to check out an hour outside of the city. That summer festival you missed last year? GO. The adult sports league you never signed up for? JOIN. Make plans, get outside of your comfort zone and mingle.
Valerie Presley Ackler