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Radio Borders Dating Testimonial

Shelley and Wayne

”What would we tell others searching online? Not to give up and not to settle for something that's not quite right!“

Make Love Happen this summer

As the temperature rises outside; it seems that a lot of people start to enjoy the dating process, with more fun outdoorsy dates and chance meetings with new and interesting people.

Moods are lifted and whilst Christmas and New Year are all about family and friends, summer can be about whomever you want it to be.

Dating is certainly an all-year-round phenomenon and you know we are all for starting the conversation regardless of the temperature outside! But we do think that there is something to be said for finding romance in summer, and here’s why…

People socialise

At the first sight of sunshine, we all can’t help but lose our outer layers and head for the nearest beer garden – it’s a natural human response. As more people leave the safety of their sofas and box-sets behind, we naturally begin planning the summers events and with it begin the chance of meeting new and exciting people!

We're happier

You can’t help but smile on a beautiful sunny day, and these positive summer vibes are great for being more up for new things and meeting new people.

Professor Holick, of the University of Michigan said, “Being outside readjusts your outlook. The sun represses melatonin levels, making you feel alert, open to new ideas, and willing to put yourself in unfamiliar territory.”

Fun date ideas

Leave your mittens home and ditch the scarves, forget ice-skates and dinner dates and think BBQ, picnics and bike rides! Rediscover where you live with food or a drink at a new location. It needn’t be expensive though – long walks or backyard parties come with minimal costs so you can keep mingling!

More time

Summer means more daylight hours which means that you can leave work with hours of daylight to enjoy your dates, rather than not seeing the light of day.

Summer confidence

Suns outs, guns out! It’s tough to feel attractive wearing more layers than an Eskimo all wrapped up in your scarf, hat and gloves! Summer means beautiful summer dress and shorts. ‘Tis the season to flatter your best features!

Although these are all great reasons why summer is a great time to date – the most obvious reason is that there really is no time like the present.

Embrace summer and #MakeLoveHappen

Date ideas in and around Scottish Borders & Northumberland

Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre

Activity • Berwick-upon-tweed

As with all wildlife centers, they can make for the perfect date. You can have fun identifying the birds together and exploring your surroundings.


Food and Drink • Galashiels

For an afternoon of tasty food and treats you should take your special someone here!

Waverley Line

Nature & Parks • Galashiels

Hawick Museum

Family Attraction • Hawick

Peaople are making a beeline for Hawick's museum, now home to permanent exhibitions commemorating the town's sporting superstars

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Activity • Berwick-upon-tweed

Meet the magnificent Clydesdales, learn the history between horse, water and steam power and watch them at work

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