5 reasons why summer is the best season for dating

Let this summer be your most active for dating yet, gentlemen.

Photo by Alexander Neumann for Vogue Hombre Spring/Summer 2011

Summer has a sort of aphrodisiac quality to it that other seasons simply just can’t match. Longer evenings, shorter hem-lines, the smell of freshly cut grass and BBQs drifting through the air as the parks and beaches become awash with men and women. Gentlemen, this is the season to date. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are 5 reasons why…

You're looking your best (and is she)

Whilst you may think you have an unbeatable array of winter coats and autumn boots, there’s simply no denying that everyone looks better in the summer. Tanned skin, gym-perfected muscles, linen shirts, suede driving shoes…trust us, you’ve never looked better. So it’s time to make the most of it. Get outside, meet someone new and start having the best dating season of your life so far.

Opportunities to meet people are higher

From summer BBQs to pool parties, even the most reclusive of people come out to play during the summer months. Days are more spontaneous, plans are more fluid and before you know it you could find yourself on a random person’s rooftop, chatting to a beautiful blonde you might otherwise have never met. 

Date ideas are endless

Where winter dates are generally confined to dinners or cosy evenings in the pub (or just anything inside) summer opens up a wealth of opportunity for something a little more exciting. Try a sporting activity, a day trip to the beach, a romantic picnic in the park or simply discovering one of London’s latest rooftop bars.

The pressure is off

We’re not suggesting you have a string of meaningless flings, although who are we to tell you what to do? But summer certainly brings with it a more relaxed attitude all around. Maybe it has something to do with the willingness to leave the house and give up precious evenings off that we lack when the rain is pouring and the temperatures have dropped below zero, but somehow summer dating seems less pressured. You could sit in a beer garden for a few hours before darting off to join friends at a BBQ and not feel like you’ve wasted a Thursday on someone not worth your time. 

On the other end of the spectrum, be a little bolder with asking people out – you might just find that the lack of pressure on summer dating means people are more willing to be spontaneous. Never had a Tuesday date night before? Why not try it? If you’ve matched with a gorgeous red-head on Tinder the evening before, ask her for a drink in the sun the next evening – what do you have to lose?

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