11 Old-Fashion Date Ideas From A 19-Year-Old Girl With An 85-Year-Old Personality

11 Old-Fashion Date Ideas From A 19-Year-Old Girl With An 85-Year-Old Personality

Forever wishing I could have been asked out by a cute boy in the sixties.

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Nowadays we only communicate through text, honk when we're outside waiting and sit on our phones when we're together. It wasn't always like this. Men used to actually ask women out on dates, just to get to know each other. There was no exchanging numbers or Snapchat usernames prior to seeing each other. It was innocent and sweet getting to know one another during their adorable and timeless dates. Now it's just wishful thinking that a boy will ask you on one of these perfect old-fashion dates. Right? Wrong.

Try any of these old-fashioned dates if you're a young girl with an old soul:

1. Going dancing

Dancing needs to be brought back and be deemed socially acceptable and normal. And I'm not talking about going to the bar or club and grinding. This date should be good, clean fun on the dance floor together.

2. Bringing flowers to the door

Really, this sweet tradition should have never ended. I mean, when did we decide that honking our car horns or sending a text that says "here" when we're waiting outside become okay? Get yourself a man that comes to your door to greet you and pick you up for your date. Bonus points if he opens the car door for you!

3. Handwritten letters or poems

Can you even imagine a time where we wrote down how we feel on paper instead of sending it through Snapchat so it disappears in ten seconds? Man, what a time to be alive.

4. Drive-in movie

This date idea reminds me of the movie Grease when Danny takes Sandy to the drive-in. Perfect idea for a nice summer night together.

5. Parking

Couples really used to drive until they found a good spot to park and watch the stars and be alone together. How simple and sweet.

6. Splitting a milkshake

We seriously need more adorable shake and malt shops around here. Putting two straws in a shake to share is a date that everyone has to go on at some point in their lives, It's way too cliche and cute not to.

7. Going to the roller rink

This is way cooler than going ice skating. So much more old-fashion. It's possible you'll either need practice or experience, but still a must do.

8. Visiting the carnival

Imagine yourself in Ally from The Notebook's place. A cute boy named Noah just climbed the ferris wheel trying to ask you on a date. Now tell me that's not what you wish you had.

9. Challenging each other at the bowling alley

Why doesn't anyone like to take their date to the bowling alley anymore? It's such a classic and fun date.

10. Bike ride

Everyone always talks about cheap date ideas, but here is a perfect one. Leaving your phones behind and taking the bikes on a trail together is such a cute and unique date idea.

11. Setting up a picnic

If a guy asked me on a date, then set up a picnic for us somewhere, I'd know right then that I had made the right choice. It's such a thoughtful and simple thing to do for someone.

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Being Far Away From My Boyfriend Actually Strengthened Our Relationship Instead Of Forcing It Apart

While we were apart, we became closer.

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Before I really start this article, I just want to say that my relationship isn't truly a long distance relationship. We are both college students at the same university eight months out of the year, but the other four months we live quite a distance apart. Even during those four months, we are only about 150 miles from each other as the bird flies, but really about three hours from each other.

Being in a relationship where I'm not able to see my boyfriend every day or even every week has been a real challenge. But it's been a good challenge. It hasn't been a challenge because I've felt unfaithful or fallen out of love with him in any way. It's challenging because I miss him. We both work jobs and our schedules aren't the same and oftentimes we aren't able to talk to each other unless it's early in the morning or late at night. There are times when all I want to do is talk to him and tell him about how my day went and get a big bear hug from him. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do this.

I firmly believe that being apart from each other for days, weeks, or even months have brought us closer than we could've ever imagined. We knew that this would be difficult, and we knew that there would be bad days, but we decided to power through it. It has made each time that we are able to see each other so much more special and meaningful.

Seeing each other has become more of spending time with each other than just laying around on the couch playing around on our phones. It's become really getting to know each other better and catching up on all the things we had missed. It's become a time for us to simply be in each other's presence and enjoy being able to talk face to face without a phone in the middle of us. We go on more adventurous dates, we take more pictures, and I think we would both easily say that we fall more and more in love with each other after each opportunity we have to spend time together.

Spending time together is no longer a daily activity, but it has become a right to be earned through hard work and several paychecks as travel can become expensive. We no longer take opportunities to see each other for granted, and it has made us grow closer because we aren't able to spend time together often. We look forward to the days when we won't have to worry about being apart but know that this is only a stepping stone in our relationship.

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It’s Harder FINDING Someone Who Wants To Be In A Relationship Than Actually Being In One

Oh millennials, we have made a mess of the dating scene...

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I got super lucky once.

I wasn't looking for a guy, but I happened to find the exact one who wanted a long relationship. It's always when you least suspect it, isn't it? I'm newly single, but not quite ready to mingle.

Sure, there are plenty of new fish in the sea, but even they aren't sure if they are ready to sink or swim yet.

No, it doesn't have to be hard to have a relationship. I did long-distance on-and-off for four years, but we pushed through it because we cared about the relationship.

People can make it really tough on themselves to find that perfect person. It makes sense, we all want the right person that fits all of our needs and checks all of our boxes. But I think we as a society are a little more flawed than that. We also have needs of our own and those needs can really get in the way of our time together.

Say you find a person you could see yourself really being with. They will be there for your crying sessions, when you fail a test, when a loved one dies. But will they be there to also lift you up in your darkest moments and laugh together at every free moment? It seems a lot to ask of somebody, but in reality, it's just living.

Avril Lavigne was right, "why do you have to go and makes things so complicated?" In the long run, you'll always be upset if you keep up a checklist that no one can master. I'm finding out myself that not everyone is able to fulfill the basic requirements of a fun loving and easygoing boyfriend, but there is hope that one day, someone will.

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