The feedback I am getting from both Kubota and Belladonna is that dating is hard during these times of Covid.
Guys, admit it, we have become mentally lazy. Dinner, a movie, maybe a drink afterward. In states where politicians strangled entertainment venues in the name of Covid, these activities can be more of a chore than romantic or relaxation.
As a public service, and because I am mentally lazy, I reached out to the ERJ Focus Group, Beautiful-Young-Woman division and asked for their assistance in identifying Covid-compliant dates.
The opinions are trickling in and I will share them as they show up.
Boats are inherently romantic. They get us in touch with what is fundamentally primal and tear us away from distractions. They also discourage pulling out the smartphone and checking on what everybody else is doing. That dog don't hunt and that smartphone don't float.
Take a simple dinner. It can be submarine sandwiches if you want to stay nautically themed.
Rum drinks and citrus are traditional but any light-to-very-light beverage will do.
Sailboats shine near big water. Don't go out too far unless both you and the boat are capable. Be mindful that if the sailing is too challenging it will be difficult to pay much attention to your date. Keep your eye on the prize.
In places like Southern Michigan the common pontoon boat is the boat of choice. You don't need a 100 hp motor, ten will do. You aren't in a hurry to go anywhere. You just want to leave shore and leave the Karens and mosquitoes behind. You don't want to scare her, mess up her hair or shift the mood away from "Hey, I want to get to know you and don't want distractions".
If you are my generation, a portable radio tuned to a station that plays Mo-town or slow dance music helps set the mood. Younger couples might want to include swimming on the list of activities.
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Even a simple rowboat is incredibly romantic if you are physically fit enough to operate it.
Your ability to select the proper boat and dating partner is critical. Some are built for speed and others for comfort. A rare, fine few are suited for both. I refer, of course to both boats and women.