This post has been sponsored by Match Dating and Kent Dating.
So, we have finally made it to the end of lockdown! With the pubs re-opening, the shops unbolting their shutters and the streets blooming into life once more, our lives can return to a greater sense of normality. For those Tinder surfers looking to do a bit of match dating and the coupled up lovers that have long awaited the easing of regulations and the return of dates, I have you covered! Whether it is the first date or the sixty seventh as a couple, here are six ways to spend date nights and days post-lockdown…
We are all aware that the most irritating part of lockdown are the restrictions placed on travel… but as COVID gradually stands defeated and runs back to whatever hellhole it came from, we can say goodbye to our neighbourhoods and explore our country. Why not take your lover to the beach for an ice-cream? I must admit, you are never too old to ride a donkey too! Or, for those in need of some countryside, you could live like a Bridgerton and venture to the many historical halls and houses that are dotted around the region. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Oh the places you’ll go!”
Who doesn’t love a glorious massage? With the re-opening of spas upon us, there is no better way to spend an evening or even an entire day, bathing in a hot-tub or being coated in luxurious essential oils by a masseuse. It might not be one for a first date, but it’s certainly one for the romantics! A brilliant way to treat the stress of fast paced post-lockdown life, this is an absolute must have date for any couple in need of the perfect way to relax. So, wherever you are – whether you’re dating in Yorkshire like me or doing a bit of Kent dating – do not hesitate to book in a day at your local spa for you and your lover – I promise you will not regret it.
Bringing Hollywood To Your Home
Personally, the most exciting part of moving out of quarantine is the comeback of cinemas across the country. You can now fill your boots with popcorn, sweets, and maybe even a tango-ice-blast too, whilst you revel in some movie magic. Cinema dates are always a winner! Budget running low? Fear not! A home cinema might just be the way forward, and can be achieved by setting up a projector in your home or even just chilling out in front of the TV with your other half – did someone say Netflix and chill? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge…
If You Like Pina Coladas!
As the summer nights draw closer and the weather gradually gets warmer, beer gardens and drunken nights out are just on the horizon! After the turbulent time we have all experienced, a pub crawl is due, and there is no better way to celebrate the return of the nightlife than heading out for drinks with your loved one. Why not go out for cocktails as the perfect icebreaker? You can always read a person by their choice of cocktail… Delight in marvellous drinking menus at some of Hull’s best hotspots for a night out such as Pave, The Brain Jar, Crafted and many more!
Let’s Play Come Dine with Me
Whilst on the subject of boozy nights out, there is nothing more romantic than a candlelit meal. As the restaurants begin to welcome their customers through their doors after an incredibly long wait, the thought of a meal cooked and presented by someone else will be on everyone’s minds. Now couples can dine like Lady and the Tramp in some of Hull’s finest eateries from The Greek, Hitchcock’s Vegetarian and Butler Whites. Sometimes, the simplest of ideas are often the greatest!
Wildlife, the Animals in the Zoo
Anyone a fan of Paul McCartney? Well, if not, you are missing out! As he sings in his famous hit ‘Wildlife’ about ‘the animals in the zoo’, the perfect date idea springs to mind. There are a plethora of animal sanctuaries and wildlife reserves to be discovered throughout the region, with a personal favourite being The Deep, an icon of Hull culture. From penguins to puffer fish, this wonderful spectacle of protected marine wildlife is a brilliant experience for any couple on a rainy afternoon – you may even be able to bribe your lover into buying you a stuffed animal from the gift shop!