June is the perfect time for a little summer romance. Make the most of it by trying the Her Campus 30-Day Date Challenge with a date for every day of the month! There’s a range of dates to try, from casual and low-key to adventurous and exhilarating. You’ll enjoy the best that June has to offer, but it’s up to you to pick the best date to accompany you. So let’s get sizzling!
Sunday, June 1
Take a Day Trip to the Beach
The crash of the waves and the sand between your toes will set the mode for a romantic day. You can take a stroll hand-in-hand to look for seashells, flirt with some playful splashing in the ocean and, if you’re really feeling adventurous, try paddleboarding (on the same board, of course)! To top off the first June date challenge, watch the sunset together. Nothing beats a summer sunset over the ocean with your partner! If you’re nowhere near a coastline, head to the nearest lake (or even just a pool!) and cool off together.
Monday, June 2
Cook a Summer Dish Together
For the second date challenge, you’ll be sure to heat up more than just your dinner with a delicious date night recipe! Cooking together is an easy way to spend quality time with your significant other. Be sure to get your groceries ahead of time so you can enjoy more alone time in the kitchen!
Tuesday, June 3
Go to the Zoo
On Tuesday, find out each other’s favorite animals at the zoo. You can walk and tell each other stories for hours. Talking about your childhood memories will help you connect and get to know each other better.
Wednesday, June 4
Pack a blanket and pillows to lie on and spend a summer night under the stars. This free light show is sure to get the sparks flying, so you won’t need a falling star to make your wish come true!
Thursday, June 5
Visit a Brewery
If you’re 21 or older, on Thirsty Thursday, sample some craft beers. You’ll be sure to get the conversation flowing! Find a brewery near you and make a day of it! If you’re younger than 21, why not tour a chocolate factory nearby (or just hit up a chocolate shop) instead?
Friday, June 6
Go Out for Donuts
Celebrate National Donut Day by having a donut date! Go to your favorite donut shop and try the craziest flavors you can find. It’ll be an easy conversation starter, and you might even find a new favorite donut!
Saturday, June 7
Go to an Amusement Park
Rides are much more enjoyable with a cute date to hold on to. Just try not to squeeze your date’s hand too hard! For this date challenge, find an amusement park near you and don’t forget to wear your walking shoes.
Sunday, June 8
Have a Picnic Lunch
Grab your blanket, some sandwiches and your SO! Now you just need a romantic spot for two and you’ll have the perfect formula for love. A picnic by the water is always a good choice. Also, try surprising your SO by bringing his or her favorite dessert. Any special touches will show that you care!
Monday, June 9
Make an Iced Coffee Run
Start your Monday morning with a quick iced coffee date before your day gets busy. It’ll get you thinking about each other all day, and it might even lead to a second date in the evening!
Tuesday, June 10
Go Strawberry Picking
Fresh fruit is even better when you pick it yourself. You and your date can enjoy a day on a strawberry farm. If you’re looking for an extra challenge, keep the date going by asking your date to come to your place for a strawberry dessert afterwards!
Wednesday, June 11
This Wednesday, keep it casual with a night in with your favorite takeout. This is the night to dress comfy and let your SO see you relaxed in a home setting. It will make both of you more comfortable, and your SO will find you even more attractive! Sometimes nothing is sexier than a T-shirt, jeans and your hair up in a messy bun.
Thursday, June 12
Go Shag Dancing
Find some beach music and learn to shag! You and your date will be spinning and laughing together to the music. Don’t forget to wear a cute flowy skirt or dress!
Friday, June 13
Go to a Baseball Game
Baseball games are a fun environment and great for a date. Plus, you get to watch cute baseball players! So brush up on your baseball lingo and find that cute cap hiding in your closet to show your date your athletic side.
Saturday, June 14
Ride Bikes in the Park
For this date challenge, get your exercise in for the day and spend time with your SO. Sounds way more fun than the gym! Just don’t bike in ahilly area unless you’re really looking for a workout. Plus, it’s hard to have a meaningful conversation when you’re out of breath!
Sunday, June 15
Take a Boat Ride
It’s hard to top a day on the water with your SO. You can lay out and tan, go fishing or just take in the views together. Bring a couple of inner tubes and you’ll really be in for a good time!
Monday, June 16
Try a New Restaurant
This Monday, eat at that new restaurant you’ve been talking about going to. Be sure to request outdoor seating if they have it so you and your date can enjoy the summer weather!
Tuesday, June 17
Go Night Swimming
The moon and stars reflecting off of the water will get your heart racing as you dip into the cool pool or ocean with your SO. You know you’ll have to stay close for warmth that late at night!
Wednesday, June 18
Have an Indoor Movie Night
Thursday, June 19
Have a Candlelit Dinner
If you’re in the mood for a romantic night, a candlelit dinner is the way to go. Bring out your favorite wine (or sparkling cider, if you’re under 21) and put on some soft music. You’ll be in for a night you won’t forget!
Friday, June 20
Visit a National Park
Spend the day sightseeing together at a national park on Friday. This is a great date for outdoors enthusiasts. You can bring a lunch and spend a nature-filled day together!
Saturday, June 21
See an Outdoor Concert
Outdoor summer concerts are a blast! Be sure to pack a cooler and some foldout chairs; you’ll be glad you did. If you’re really looking to make your SO’s day, go see his or her favorite band or singer.
Sunday, June 22
Host a Summer BBQ
Host a BBQ and invite your friends and their SOs! A cookout can be a lot of fun, but it can become stressful if you let it. To keep it simple, have your friends bring the chips, drinks and desserts. You’ll get to have a good time with all of your favorite people and see how your SO interacts with your friends. You’ll know your SO is a keeper if your best wingmen and wingwomen approve!
Monday, June 23
Get a Couple’s Massage
For this date, treat yourselves with a romantic and relaxing couple’s massage. It can even be a great gift idea to surprise your SO! You can visit an indoor spa or, for a more tropical experience, get massages by the ocean.
Tuesday, June 24
Visit a Museum
Find a museum that interests you and your date. You’d be surprised by the things you’ll learn, sometimes about each other!
Wednesday, June 25
Make Homemade Ice Cream
This is a favorite of ours, and it’s perfect for beating the summer heat! There are lots of easy ice cream recipes online. Try adding your favorite fruit for a sweet summer treat!
Thursday, June 26
Visit a Winery
Sip some wine and take in the scenery at a winery. It’s the perfect backdrop for a romantic summer date. You may also want to consider having someone else drive you so that you can make the most of your visit. If you’re under 21, have a night in with sparkling cider and some fancy cheese and crackers.
Friday, June 27
See an Outdoor Movie
Summertime movies are the best, especially out on the lawn! But for a little more privacy with your date, try a drive-in movie. You’ll still get the outdoor feel, but your date will feel much more intimate.
Saturday, June 28
Go White Water Rafting
This is great for couples feeling up for a challenge! Invite another couple to make it a double date. Hanging out with other couples can bring you even closer to your SO!
Sunday, June 29
Be adventurous and explore the outdoors. June is the perfect month for you and your date to enjoy the beautiful weather. Check out the best hiking locations near you, and don’t forget to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Monday, June 30
For the final date challenge, make a campfire (or just use the microwave—we won’t tell!) to make s’mores. You’re sure to fire up the night wit this sweet treat!
Her Campus’s 30-day date challenge will refresh your normal dating routine. By the end of June, you’ll be a confident dater and have had plenty of time to come up with your own date ideas for July! So enjoy a romantic June—we would love to hear about how your dates went and what new date ideas you come up with in the comments!