Getting back onto the playing field does not have to involve an intense or rigorous program. You can and should ease your return to mind and body shape by getting out there, doing the things you love to do and finding someone or two new with whom you can do them.

Don’t believe us? Consider this statistics: According to a survey conducted by the folks at free dating site, dates that involve doing something, such as doing a specific activity, are 40% more successful than ambiguous date ideas. Here’s an example: “How about we take our bikes out this Saturday and end the ride with some wine and cheese while overlooking the pier?”

Another interesting discovery is that 60% of the most responded to dates on are two-fold: a short, active first part followed by a more intimate second location. Example: “How about we practice our slices at the driving range then get some slices at my favorite brick-oven pizza joint – it’s just a few blocks away.

Taking yourself and your search outdoors through active play is clearly the best thing you can do for your love life if you feel out of practice. So what are some other strategies for landing a date this season? Here are some trending tips courtesy of

a. Ladies, Ask Guys Out: Men and women are asking one another out at equal rates and, in fact, ladies are at a slight advantage. Dates proposed by women on get an average of 5.8 responses each, while men get about 5.5.

b. Plan Ahead: Wednesday is the best day to ask someone out on a date. The worst day to propose a date? Sunday.

c. Keep it Short: A date idea that gets communicated within 120-140 characters is ideal, so keep it to the length of a Tweet.