Your Vintage Date: Let the Past Inspire Your Romantic Plans

By Ingrid Longauerová, Epoch Times
February 10, 2016 5:43 pm Last Updated: February 11, 2016 6:30 am

Cherishing love should be celebrated. Too bad it can sometimes turn stressful.

Suddenly, you find yourself in a store aisle in the middle of teddy bears and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate—supposedly materialized proof of your feelings. But where is the perfect gigantic stuffed bear, you ask. 

Keep calm. You might want to consider, instead of purchasing some thing, buying a moment. Get some inspiration from old-school dating, from the previous century, in fact. 

Because things change, love stays the same.

 

Why not a parachute jump at an amusement park?

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

Or go for a hot chocolate.

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New York, NYPL

 

Ask her for a dance after. 

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

Or, even better, a roller skating dance. Why not?

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

Dance your soul out!

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

And afterwards, relax and enjoy the water at a swimming pool. (Cheering crowd and rice are optional.) 

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New York, 1940, NYPL

 

For an active couple, a paddle boat will move you, for sure. Literally.

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

If you fancy nature instead, try an easy hike with a breathtaking view.

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Washington, between 1910 and 1930, LOC

 

And afterwards, feed your social media with beautiful pictures…

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19th century, NYPL

 

Or celebrate your love with fine dining and champagne. 

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Detroit, between 1900 and 1920, LOC

 

Or anything, that suits your tastes. 

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

You might need coffee afterwards, though.

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

Finish the date with a fabulous last dance—even on the train, just to make her (or him) remember. 

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New York, 1939, NYPL

 

And may your love last forever.

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New York, 1939, NYPL