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A date outside in the open air soaking up the warmth of the sun can be great fun. Spending time on a body of water will put smiles on your faces and is ideal for more adventurous couples. Plus, making out while on the ocean or a lake is very romantic.

Preparation steps:

  • Decide whether you and your date will be spending your time on a boat or on a kayak. Both of them are great options that promise a lot of fun.
  • Pack a picnic to make sure youโ€™ll have enough to eat and drink while on the water. Spending time in the sun is awesome but dehydration isnโ€™t.
  • Plan your day so youโ€™ll be prepared if the weather changes. On that note, make sure that you choose a sunny day that isnโ€™t too hot. Sunstroke can ruin an otherwise perfect date. You also donโ€™t want to be caught in the rain. Or maybe you do...thatโ€™s entirely up to you.

Some tips:

  • Add a bottle of wine or chilled champagne to your picnic basket. Getting a little tipsy is always great on a date - youโ€™re more relaxed that way. Just donโ€™t get too drunk or you might end up red-faced in the water!
  • Break tradition and donโ€™t give your date a bouquet of flowers. Instead, give them water lilies. You can set them in the water together and watch them float. And yes, itโ€™s perfectly fine for women to give men flowers. They deserve it too!
  • Pack sunscreen and cover yourself and your date so neither of you end up burned and sore.
  • Time your date so you can watch the sunset while on the water. Itโ€™s ridiculously romantic to kiss your partner as the sunโ€™s fading rays shimmer on the ocean or lake.
  • You will likely be treated to amazing views during this date so take as many photos as you can.
  • Be prepared for your date (or yourself) to get seasick. If youโ€™re not out on the water very often, you can easily get a bit sick. Pack some medicine like Dramamine to prevent disaster.

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