Granted, we've lucked out this winter when it comes to the weather - it's been unseasonably mild and mostly snow-free. However, it's still not summer, so what to do when you've finally been able to land a date (or a babysitter so you can go out with the hubby)?

Well after the initial coffee/drinks date, you need something more substantial. I know dinner and a movie is the standard, but you can't get to know someone during a movie...that whole no-talking thing gets in the way...and dinners can be really awkward.

May I suggest you embrace your inner child and do something silly like bumper cars or go carts? It can be a little pricey, but iPlay America in Freehold has all the fun of the boardwalk/theme park but it's all inside!

Also great for cheesy yet romantic fun? Ice skating rinks! There are so many in our area: Jersey Shore Arena in Wall, Howell Ice World, Ocean Ice Palace in Brick...even if you're a terrible skater, it's a great way to stop being so serious and just have a good time.

How about a Couple's Spa Day? Enjoy your night out together getting pampered with some massages or body treatments. It's a double treat! One of my favorite spots is Avanti Day Resort in Manalapan and of course Salon Kokopelli in Brielle.

What are your best winter date ideas at the Jersey Shore? Add them in the comment section below!