During the summer months, we become more sociable (especially when the sun is shining), we go out more, go to barbeques and to the beach, and we meet new people. Sometimes we meet another person that we make a connection with and it turns into a relationship.
Some of these relationships just happen to begin in the summer, others are deliberate ‘summer romances’ – short flings that end when Autumn comes around.
No matter what type of relationship it is, you’ll want to make the most of your time together.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of the summer together:
- First of all, keep in mind that it’s the quality of the time you spend together that’s important, not the quantity. You could spend every waking minute together, but it’s better to use the time you have to do something special. Plan ahead and arrange to go to places that hold significance to your other half – they will appreciate the gesture and will feel like you are showing interest in them.
- Take plenty of photographs and collect small mementos such as shells from the beach, postcards, tickets from gigs you’ve gone to together, to remind you of your summer together. Exert caution when posting all your photographs on Facebook or social media sites – if the relationship does come to an end you might not want to be reminded of it every time you log-in and might have to remove them all after uploading them.
- Be honest about your intentions for the relationship – but be open to change. You might start a relationship in the summer simply because you’re looking for some companionship and sex during the warmer months. However, feelings can change and you might want something more serious. For more help see Will your summer love last?