You asked us for SUMMER DATE NIGHT IDEAS and this MATCHMAKER answered...

After a whole lot of flirting and dropping hints, the woman I've been into finally accepted to go on a date. Where can we enjoy a great summer night date on a budget?

Congratulations on your upcoming date! I am rooting for you. Summer is such a great time to start a new relationship. Everybody looks and feels a lot better thanks to the Vitamin-D enriched sunlight and the less-is-more uniforms. (Wink! Wink!) You have many fun and free date night options before you, since you and just about everybody else in the city want to get out and enjoy the good weather. If you are set on sharing some quality alone time, do your research first and try to get out at off-peak hours!  

Each city hosts a series of free events in the summer, including outdoor concerts, street fairs and other great happenings withing the framework of larger festivals. For our Montreal singles, I recommend you check out MTLBlog's list of summer festivals and browse through their events for something that suits you and your dateMiami Singles should consult MiamiOnTheCheap for their own list;  and New York City singles should consult TimeOut Magazine for their ultimate guide. 

If you want to be more creative, you can borrow a bike (BIXI for Montreal singles or the CITI bikes for NYC Singles and Miami singles) and take a scenic ride by the water, through the park or even a natural reservation.

For the single foodie, you can discover the city's food trucks and explore different culinary traditions; or even embark on a foodie walking tour. (Montreal Singles will fall in love with the Montreal Food Tours; NYC Singles will devour the highly rated Foods of New York Tours ; and Miami Singles will be smitten with the Miami Food Tours.)

If the mood lends itself to drinks, you can check out any awesome rooftop bar to take your date to the next level. Literally. I personally recommend Montreal's Place D'Armes Hotel Rooftop ; Miami's infamous Juvia; and NYC's Catch Restaurant and Bar- Each of these promise great food, great drinks for this proud matchmaker's most eligible singles... We count on you to bring the charisma and conversation.

*Margaux, the Jewish Matchmaker is happy to receive and answer all your dating and relationship questions. Send her an email directly at: