Fall is here and we all need a break from our school routines. Luckily, it’s the perfect time – that calm lull before midterms – to try some fun new date ideas with your significant other. The fall weather opens the door to many inexpensive dates to fit our college budgets, and even if you don’t have a special someone to share them with, most can be just as fun with a group of friends!
Get off campus. One date idea is to go apple picking. There are many places to go apple picking all over Syracuse, and you can have a great time talking and being out in the sunshine. While you’re there, you can pick pumpkins and later carve them to see who can make theirs scarier or funier. How about a haunted hayride? You can snuggle up close and have someone to grab onto when things get scary. Why not try a haunted house while you’re at it? You can scare the person you’re with and also have someone to hide behind when you get scared too.
Get way off campus. If you are willing to spend a bit more money, fall is the perfect time for a weekend getaway. Take a drive to Salem, Mass. or the gorgeous southern Vermont, and do some corny tourist activities. Go on a tour of where the witch trials took place, or try to collect sap to make maple syrup. Try and go someplace neither of you have been before, and then do something neither of you have ever done. It will be a trip you’ll always remember.
Get athletic. Fall is the perfect time to see a football game! Grab your favorite jersey and your team spirit and head out! Make some bets on the game to make it even more fun.
Get outside. The foliage is beautiful this time of year, so put on your hiking boots and hit the trails. Have fun in the crisp air and take some pretty pictures with all the colorful leaves!
Get cozy. Who doesn’t love watching the sunset? Grab some hot chocolate and go for a walk at dusk. You can unwind and talk about your days while feeling warm inside from your favorite hot drink.
Don’t let massive amounts of schoolwork get you in a rut this fall. Get out and have some fun! It’ll be just what your relationship needs.
By Samantha Breault