A dawn date is a date that happens in the early morning, rather than the typical late at night. According to dating experts, dawn dating can show your dates a more authentic side of you, especially if you’re more of a get-up-early-and-go-for-a-run person than a late-night-at-the-bar type.
“[Dawn dating] allows you to showcase your authentic, typical day-to-day self right away,” says Amanda Bradford, CEO and founder of the dating app, The League. “It’s also a useful way to assess if you’ll align on similar routines and lifestyles. For example, if you like to start your days exercising, a morning walk is a great dawn date, and it helps you suss out if your date has similar lifestyle habits.”
Some examples of good “dawn dates”:
- Meet for coffee or breakfast
- Go for a hike and watch the sunrise
- Take a workout class
- Walk the dog
- Hit the farmers’ market