This summer has been HOT, and we’re talking degrees. If you’re trying to bring the heat in other ways, but avoid actually melting in the process, check out these hot weather date ideas.
The key to a fun and comfortable hot weather date is a way to stay cool, whether it be air conditioning, a cold drink or a cool swim – or all three! A fancy date where dressing up and full makeup is required (if you’re a makeup person) is not practical when it’s more than 100 degrees outside. Sweaty pits, frizzy hair and a smeared face might not make the best impression – and it’s certainly not comfortable or fun.
A Glamour articlegives these ideas for “going out when all you want to do is stay home and stand in front of the fridge”:
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PopSugar also has a list of hot weather date ideas. While they don’t all include a way to keep cool in the hot weather, there are definitely some fun ideas on the list, such as:
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Whatever you decide to do, there are some safety tips to keep in mind when you’re out in the heat to keep you and your date safe and happy.
It’s also good to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke to look out for. The Red Cross offers this information on their website:
“HEAT EXHAUSTION If someone is experiencing heat cramps in the legs or abdomen, get them to a cooler place, have them rest, lightly stretch the affected muscle, and replenish their fluids with a half a glass (about 4 ounces) of cool water every 15 minutes.
If someone is exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion (cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness exhaustion), move them to a cooler place, remove or loosen tight clothing and spray the person with water or apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin. Fan the person. If they are conscious, give small amounts of cool water to drink. Make sure the person drinks slowly. Watch for changes in condition. If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
HEAT STROKE LIFE-THREATENING. Signs include hot, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; vomiting and high body temperature. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately if someone shows signs of heat stroke. Move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the persons body by immersing them up to their neck in cold water if possible. Otherwise, douse or spray the person with cold water, or cover the person with cold, wet towels or bags of ice.”
Let’s keep it cool in this hot weather, and stay safe while we’re having fun!
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