Perceived wisdom has it that Summer is the best time to date. Picnics, holidays, BBQ’s, sunset walks, and al fresco dinners with most of us in an upbeat mood in the balmy weather sounds amazing, agreed? Sure, but there’s a lot to be said for the joys of dating in Autumn.
First off, it’s been unseasonably hot this Summer. With temperatures creeping up to 10 degrees above pleasant for much of July and August, we’ve been too busy searching for shade and hydrating to think about launching a relationship. Rather than turning up red-faced and sweating, most of us are only too aware that hot weather isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. On the other hand, Autumn provides the perfect balance between hot and cold.
And it’s the most romantic season too. Leaves in multi russet shades are falling from the trees, all those first quarter pasty faces are gone, thoughts are turning to having someone to share Christmas (potentially a time of year which can bring on feelings of loneliness). Everyone enjoys snuggling up somewhere warm with a cup of something hot and dating agencies and sites are choc-a-bloc with new members - so book some dates, put on your favourite woolly jumper, and get outside.
Autumn is when fun events happen. In the Summer, everyone is obsessing about being out in the sun but there’s always something fun to do - the ski season is starting early this year or maybe it’s carving a pumpkin, watching the fireworks, planning for Christmas, or simply even making a start on that Christmas gift list, there are things to bond over kicking in.
Your next date could be THE date - it only takes one. The more dates you go on, the more likely you are to meet that someone special. If you’ve been dating and it hasn’t worked out, don’t give up better take a break and recharge your batteries. Oftentimes initial criteria in a partner change during the dating process so be proactive with your profile and criteria - whether extending your range geographically or changing your preferred age range - small changes can reap big rewards.