A standard summertime date would be to go to a fireworks display together. In July and August, fireworks displays are held all over Japan. There are lots of reasons why these events make a good date-spot: the sheer number of people and lack of space allow the couple to be physically very close, the 'bang' sound of the explosions cause a kind of excitement that hits you right in the chest, and seeing the beautiful patterns splashing out across the sky make you feel you'll be happy ever after. Also, girls usually wear yukata (a light summer kimono) rather than their everyday clothes, and do their hair up to match, sending the boys hearts fluttering. Other date patterns might be to book a fancy restaurant from which the pair of you can view the fireworks, or to take a cruise or a pleasure boat and enjoy the spectacle from on top of the water. When the boy sees the girl, unused to walking in geta (Japanese sandals) but doing her best not to complain of sore feet, he's likely to fall for her all over again. Going on an outdoor date, i.e. to do some hanami (cherry blossom viewing) or to an amusement park, there is also the chance that the girl will bring along a homemade bento (lunchbox) for the boy. What to include as the dishes can be a real headache, but help is at hand on the internet, where one can find some recipes to help, plus general advice such as to pick things that are easy to eat and won't spoil.