Quick Date Ideas For Countryside Couples
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Country life is chaotic. Full days of work, household chores, life admin, spending time with friends family and trying to squeeze in some time for exercise too. So how on earth can you fit dating in on top of that?
Well, the great thing about countryside dating with Muddy Matches is that you can take it with you – we have a great website and mobile friendly site too, so you can make countryside connections whenever and wherever you have a few minutes to spare. But what happens when you want to meet your countryside match in person? We’ve put together our favourite ideas for six mini-dates that will leave you refreshed, inspired and eager to schedule in another as soon as your jam-packed diary allows.
Who says countryside dating is an evening activity only? If you’ve got a busy work and home schedule then get up an hour early and meet for breakfast. More and more places in the countryside – think farm shops, independent coffee bars, beach-side shacks – are opening earlier, perfect for all of you rural singles wanting to meet someone new when you’re short of time. And a great date will put a spring in your step all day long. Result!
2. Walking the dogs
Multi-task by combining your date with your dog walk – perfect for your outdoorsy, rural way of life. Just remember to follow our Muddy Matches tips for a safe first date and stick to popular places with other people around.
3. Meet for dessert
A little unconventional perhaps, but meeting for dessert is a short, sweet way to slot in a date. It beats a ‘pub’ date hands down and you’ll find out what taste your countryside match has in puds right away. The question is; custard, cream or ice-cream with the crumble?
4. Lunch date
Break up your working day with a lunch date. Just choose somewhere handy for you both, book a table (you don’t want to be jostling for elbow-space at the counter) and rendez-vous in your hour off. A lunch date is more informal and relaxed than an evening date and if you don’t quite click, having to get back to your desk is a great get-out line.
5. Picnic date
Following on from the lunch date idea, a picnic date at a local park or beauty spot is wonderful in summer. If it’s a third or fourth date too you can get super-romantic with fancy foods and a special picnic rug. Why let winter stop you? Wrap up warm, sort out some hot soup and you’re good to go. You can’t get more rural dating than that.
A somewhat obvious date idea but if you have evening or weekend plans already then a coffee date means you can segue your way from coffee to fun with your friends. Just make sure your date knows you have plans later on to avoid any awkwardness when you get up to leave.
7. Visit a market together
Doing your food shopping can be romantic when you head to a farmer’s market or a food market – and you’ll really be showing off your countryside credentials too. Browse the stalls, chat at leisure and grab some local produce along the way. If there isn’t a food market near you then meeting at a farm shop is also great – just make sure it’s a top-quality one where you can really indulge.