Believe it or not, your dating life can do some good for the world (aside from providing entertaining tales to be shared with friends). Get inspired by going green on your next date. Instigate a little adventure and learn a whole lot about the person sitting across from you with these “green” ideas for dates:
Meet your date at the local Farmers Market (Soulard’s market is open Wednesday through Saturday) and walk the endless rows while enjoying the sights and smells of fresh spices, meats and cheeses, baked goods, and even flowers. Show some community support by picking up a few groceries to prepare a delectable meal with your date later in the evening. If this is more of a get-to-know-you date, opt for a shorter excursion to the market by trying out one of the eateries and exploring the unique shopping stands and stores.
Choose Your Cause
Maintain the motivation to stay fit this year by giving you and your sweetheart another reason to run: for a worthy cause. Find a cause you are both passionate about, such as autism or heart disease, and raise awareness as well as money by taking it to the streets. The Heart Walk is coming up at the beginning of May and raises funds for research and improved medical care for cardiovascular disease. Volunteering can bring you closer together as a couple because you will be working as a team. Plus, giving back to the world we live in makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A sense of satisfaction will inspire you both, so visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1033001 to learn more.
Take your date on a one-of-a-kind nature tour at a nearby site, such as Meramec Caverns. Whether a little taste of adventure is in order or a little cave exploration is more your speed, there are plenty of activities that will allow you and your partner to enjoy the outdoor’s true beauty. Test the zip line excursion for a treetop tour of the surrounding forests for $49 per an adult. This is one nature tour that promises to leave a lasting impression. Visit http://www.americascave.com/plan_your_visit.php for details.