Summer's heat is finally dissipating, and Instagram has made the switch from bikinis and breweries to apple orchards and pumpkin spice lattes. With all the fires to cuddle beside and haunted hayrides to get your blood pumping, autumn is an inherently romantic time of year. If you're looking for fall 2017 date ideas, there are plenty of cutesy activities that will bring you and your partner closer together while nauseating everyone else in the immediate vicinity. (You aren't truly besotted until you've made an onlooker vaguely uncomfortable by simply gazing into each other's eyes.) On the flip side, the sheer variety of things to do can be overwhelming. How are you supposed to pick just one?
Ideally, you'll be able to go on as many autumnal dates as you want, but you can't do them all at once. Trust me: Over-planning a night inevitably leads to sitcom-style hijinks as you rush from one activity to the next. It's not as fun as it sounds. Stick to a few ideas at a time, and you'll actually have time to enjoy being around your partner. That is the point of a date, after all.
But that leads straight back to square one: actually picking something to do. If you're at a loss, why not let your zodiac sign be your guide? In the event that something goes horribly wrong, you can always blame higher forces.