You aren’t going to learn much about him through the emojis he uses. And looking at your phone is so boring compared to looking into his eyes.
If you have found yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to getting out there and getting to know the guy of your dreams, well have no fear! Kaity-the-girl-full-of-fun-ideas is here!
1. Bike to your heart’s content
Grab your bike, and if you’re a safety freak like me, grab that helmet too, and start pedaling. You can take in the scenery and show off some of your new tricks. Make your destination a forest preserve or a peaceful park so when you rest up you two can talk and maybe have some fun on the swingset. Exercise and flirting, what could be a better combination?
2. You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Unless you live in Alaska, it is hot out there! Going swimming together might seem a little too intimate right now... I mean breaking out in a bikini on the first “let’s-get-to-know-each-other-outing?” No thank you. There is another way to beat the heat though and also make your taste buds happy campers. Go get some ice cream! Soft serve, popsicles, waffle cones, you name it. You will learn about the flavors he loves and hates. And just think about how adorable he would be with ice cream all over his face!
3. Get whisked away on the ferris wheel
Afraid of heights? No problem! Grab his hand when you get a little nervous on top of the ferris wheel, or just because his hands would look so good holding yours. The hometown carnival or fair grounds will provide a variety of rides that will get both your hearts pumping. Play some of the games, and maybe you’ll school him at whack-a-mole. Maybe you can even split a funnel cake. And if some things don’t go as planned -- let’s say a ride breaks down when you’re on it -- you two will just have some more time to talk and get to know each other more.
4. Is that the big dipper?
Gather up some blankets and some bug spray and find a nice patch of grass because it’s time to stargaze! There’s nothing quite like looking up at the stars on a warm summer night. Watching the stars twinkle will get both of your minds filled with thoughts, and who better to share these thoughts with than your crush lying next to you? Take in the moment and really let go and speak your mind. Sometimes a little change in scenery and the beauty of the night sky is all it takes to get to know someone a little deeper.
5. Winner gets a kiss?
Embrace your inner gamer, or if videogames are not really your forte, let him teach you how to play. You probably will lose a lot of times or maybe you’ll surprise him and even yourself when you beat him. Friendly competition can go a long way, and to make things a little more fun you could set rules like “loser of this round has to tell a secret.”
If you have your fingers hovering over the “send” button, it better be because you’re texting that cutie from down the street to get out of the house and have fun doing one of the ideas above ... or so help me, I’m going to text him myself.
In all seriousness though, go have fun. Whatever you do, be yourself and talk, talk, talk! You’ll know he is a keeper when you always find new things to talk about and fun activities to do together. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get to know him!
This article is a part of Kaity's column focusing on dating and relationships in college.
By: Kaity Martin | Image: Source