The nights are growing darker, the leaves on the trees are turning browner as the last few days of Summer roll by. As Autumn approaches, Summer dates such as picnics and BBQs are replaced with cosier options like snuggling in front of the fire while enjoying the Wintery dark nights. Whether you are new on the dating scene, or in a long term relationship with a partner; here are four Autumn date ideas to help you to connect as a couple and spark some October passion!
1. Co-host a dinner party
Whether you have not yet met your partners closest group of friends or you see them on a regular basis, why not introduce them to your set of friends too and organise an Autumnal dinner party for them all. Host the party at either of your homes - depending on who has the most space - and send out an invite to your closest pals. Decide on a menu that you both like, (packed with seasonal produce such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins and rhubarb) and spend the day together preparing for your guests to arrive. Not only will it be fun to cook together in the kitchen, it will also make you feel closer as a couple to be hosting something together.
2. Take a hike
Autumn is a perfect time to be outdoors. The falling leaves and the crisp, bright mornings all provide great conditions for a long walk together. Arrange to meet up early and ensure you have your walking boots and rainproof coat with you so that you don't get caught out mid-walk. Whether you plan a hike around your local park or woodland area, or fancy going further afield on a coastal trek, use the time to talk, hold hands and stop frequently to kiss, cuddle and admire the beauty around you. Pack up a romantic picnic with some delicious aphrodisiac foods, or stop at the local country pub for a hearty lunch before heading back home to get warm in front of the fire.