When it comes to "dating outside the box," our friends at HowAboutWe have cornered the market. HowAboutWe is the only dating site where members express themselves through creative, fun date ideas instead of tedious personal essays and endless messaging. So, when it comes to great summer dates that are as unique as you are, they know what they're talking about.

First summer date idea: How about we…go fountain hopping?

One of the most romantic movie scenes of all time is from Fellini's La Dolce Vita where Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni dance in the Trevi Fountains, but you don't have to go to Rome to recreate this romantic moment. Grab a towel, some beach balls, maybe a floating mattress or two, head to the nearest park/college campus/any place with lots of fountains, and pretend it's your personal resort for the day. Or, make like Mastrioanni and Ekberg, and dance like no one's watching.

Second summer date idea: How about we...set up our own lemonade stand?

On the hottest day of the year, head to the curb and channel your second grade selves by setting up a lemonade stand for the sweltering bystanders. Be sure to make the lemonade free, or use proceeds to raise money for a good cause. Or, if you're looking for a more adult version (and want to really impress your friends), try making Tequila Snow Cones or this grilled lemonade with bourbon.

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