• Lyman A. Montgomery, MBA

It's Cold Outside, But Your Heart Can be Warmed with Fun Dating Activities.


Last month, we focused on finances and sales. This month, we will explore dating and relationships. Let me be the first to confess and in the spirit of total transparency, I struggle with relationships, in fact, I've been married three times and although the marriages did not work, we have remained friends.

Now that that's over, I have learned a number of lessons and this series of blog post will focused on what i have learned and gathered from others over the years about healthy relationships. For those of you, that feel that I am un Fun Winter Dates - Ideas For Inside And Out In The Cold

I don't know if I'm out of the ordinary or not but I do like winter. I like the snow and as long as it isn't below zero I don't mind a little cold. And with so many things you can do inside and out, finding fun winter dates doesn't have to be as challenging as you may have thought.

Fun winter dates will come in two basic varieties: inside and outside. Now of course, in the winter you will have times when being outside just isn't a good idea.

A little chill is fine but if it's below zero, a blizzard, or just really cold and windy, outside is not where you want to be.

On the other hand "warm" winter days where the sun is shining bright can be a beautiful time to be outside.

There are things you can do in the winter such as going sledding, skiing and ice skating.

If you're a little more adventurous how about ice fishing? What a cool thing (no pun intended!) to go ice fishing and then cook up your catch for dinner?

Exploring the local forest area or park with snowshoes is another option. Even familiar locations can look really different in the winter.

After a fresh snow that landscape can take on a whole new feeling and add a whole new level of beauty.

A few years ago I got a new camera and I asked my daughter if she wanted to go on a "photo safari" with me.

We went to a local park that we had been to a hundred times before, but right after a fresh snow everything looked so beautiful and different. We got some great shots!

Another thing that can be fun is to book a room at a local ski lodge. Even if you don't ski there can be some great snowshoeing trails and just sitting in an outdoor hot-tub watching the action can be a lot of fun.

Just doing something silly and simple like making a snowman can be fun. The nicest part is that after you are done the two of you can enjoy some hot chocolate and cuddle up on the couch in front of the fire.

If none of this sounds remotely interesting to you or your partner, you can just stay inside. Just sitting in the warm house with the lights off and only the light from a cozy fire can be a wonderful time.

If it is snowing and you are looking out the window and admiring the beauty (while you are warm and toasty) can make it even better.

If you want something more active you can go to a hockey, football or basketball game.

Also, there are various types of concerts, museums, aquariums and art shows that go on all year long. Just find one, or more, of these attractions and do that for your date night.

Even if you aren't in to snow sports, there is still plenty to do in the winter. It may take a little more creativity but chances are you have things right in your own town that you have never experienced.

There you go, some ideas for interesting and fun winter dates.

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