There's no need to let freezing cold temps and snowy conditions put a damper on your love life. Sure, first dates can be tricky, and involve some trial and error, but no matter where you end up going or who you go with, relax, be yourself, and take advantage of getting to know someone new during the winter months.
“I would consider a successful first date on which the parties feel closer to one another than before they met, and have a desire to meet again, regardless of whether it actually happens again," clinical sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee of Eros Coaching, tells Bustle. "If you feel uplifted, then their presence and energy was a gift."
The winter months can really give you a chance to get creative with where you venture, all while placing yourself in the position to meet a great someone. Just remember as you make your way through the dating world, “[g]etting some laughs is always good! Be of good cheer and company,” says Dr. Lee.
Here are first date winter date ideas to get you out from under your Snuggie and get you connecting with someone new.