Need a great date idea for this weekend?   As the holidays are now upon us, many couples and lovers part ways to spend the season with their respective families.  And there’s one way you can make sure your special someone will have you on their mind while you’re apart: make them a mix tape!

It may be little old school for some, so if your mate isn’t into more traditional music methods, this can also be adapted for a CD or even just an iTunes playlist.   He can listen to it on the plane, in the car or while relaxing after pumpkin pie.

Here are some key elements to a the perfect love mix:

1. Beatles song: It doesn’t matter which one, but no one does frothy love pop like these guys did.

2. One that makes them laugh: Maybe it’s ironic, or you have an inside joke about it — or maybe it was the song that played on your awkward first date.   Just make him smile.

3. Country song: These are some of the best and most honest love songs.

4. Classic: The obvious choice is Frank Sinatra, but any song from before 1960 will work.

5. A sappy one: Think Lionel Richie, Barry White or even Mariah Carey.

6. Your song: If you’re making him a mix, you should already have a song.  Make it the last one they hear.

Have a favorite mix tape song of your own?   Comment below and share with our readers.   Have any themed date ideas you’d like featured?  Drop us a line here.   Until next week, we send all our lovin’ to you!