Creative date ideas

Creative date ideas:

It’s always difficult knowing where to go on a first date, or even a simple date with your partner. You don’t want to be cliché and do dinner and a movie and you don’t want to do anything as simple as just a coffee meet up. You don’t want to take them somewhere that’s too casual or too formal. It’s a difficult time but you just need to get through it in the best way possible. So without further ado, here’s are some creative date ideas to take your crush or your significant other on.

A picnic: A bit of a classic, but still great. So much more romantic than just going to a restaurant and shows you’re putting in more effort since you have to organise more. Just pick up a blanket and some snack food, you can make it as classy as you want, cheese balls and candy if you want to keep it chill, some nice wine and finger sandwiches with chocolate strawberries if you really want to impress.

Go for a drive with no destination: this sounds odd, but it’s actually super fun. Just get in the car with some snacks and some good music and just drive. At every corner you get to flip a coin or just pick left or right and keep driving until you get bored or it gets late or you find something really cool. I’d recommend going rural and finidng a cool swimming hole or a cute café or something like that. It’ll be all the more special because you found this place together. It also means you don’t have to choose a restaurant or some certain food, just see where it takes you and find a place together.

Go scuba diving: This doesn’t need to be with an instructor and expensive. You can just head to the dollar store and pick up some snorkles and goggles and head to the beach. It’s different to the normal date and will make you look creative and interesting. You never know what you’ll see in the ocean which adds to the fun.

Search the landmarks: Use google for this one and find the best tourist destinations of your city and take your date there. It doesn’t have to be Niagra Falls but something that’s nice to look at or a scenic walk or a museum or something along those lines will give you a special date that’s more exciting than a simple coffee date. Even better make a list of the best landmarks in the city and walk or drive to all of them in one day. It’ll make for a long day and if you find one you like more you can always just stay there all day.

Make some DIYs: This is a simple but fun date idea. Find something simple like some bath bombs or some photo frames, you could even just make and decorate some cupcakes. It gives your date something they have to remember from the date. It’s also a fun and casual date that makes it easy to avoid awkward date conversation because you’re actively making something at the same time.

Hopefully at least one of these date ideas sounds prefect for you and your crush or significant other and will work wonders for you. Feel free to try out one or all of these and add your own spin on them, put a little of yourself in them, if you love museums you could take your date to all your favourite museums instead of landmarks or if you have the best brownie recipe, invite your date round to bake and eat brownies with you.

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New Age Dating? How to find your dream date on tinder

New Age Dating? How to find your dream date on tinder:

In this day and age dating is complicated, you can’t just ask someone out anymore, you have to meet them online and have awkward txt conversations before you actually meet. It’s hard finidng the right guy or girl, especially when all you can see is their tinder display pictures and you’re pretty sure he’s the one second on the left but you’re not sure. You want to make sure he’s not a creep, send him a message and see how he responds. If it’s something vulgar, then leave the conversation and remove him from your friends list. If his response is actually part of a normal conversation then keep him on. You might be thinking “but what if he is the one and I removed him because of one rude comment?” Well, technically yes, that may happen, but if he is the one then he will come back around, or he wouldn’t have said that to you in the first place, if you’ve only just met and he’s already saying stuff that is offensive to you, then he probably isn’t the one.

If he only has group photos on his profile, don’t match with him, this is usually a bad sign, a really easy way to catfish because he doesn’t even have to use the same person because you’ll get bored trying to figure out which one is actually him and eventually just decide they’re all attractive anyway. Either that or they’re just not that attractive and they don’t want to show you that. This may sound shallow, but if you can’t even figure out which one he is, then it’s too difficult, you’ll usually just be dissappointed when you find out he’s not the one you wanted.

Don’t be too quick too meet up. It can be very exciting meeting someone you click with online, but this does not always mean it’s going to be perfect in real life. Take your time and get to know them a bit first. Ask general questions and slowly find out things about them to decide whether you like them and want to even bother meeting them. This also stops you from getting into any potentially harmful situation. If you wait too long however, you run the risk of people assuming you’re a catfish or getting catfished yourself, the longer you take to meet people in real life, the more dangerous this scenario becomes.

If you have a bad feeling about someone, trust your gut. It’s easy to say but not so easy to do, you never want to hurt anyone’s feelings by just blocking them out of the blue or never responding to their messages, but you also don’t want to lead people on if you’re not interested or make yourself uncomfortable by constantly talking to these people. Make sure you remove anyone instantly that makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t feel bad, I mean what did they expect right? And if someones just not right for you, or you don’t feel a connection, just let them down nicely and tell them that you don’t think it’s right. Anyone would much rather have that than no reason for being ignored.

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Dating the Parents: Getting your boyfriends parents to like you.

Dating the Parents: Getting your boyfriends parents to like you.

It’s always important getting your boyfriend’s parents to like you, but doing so can be a daunting process. You never know what they’re going to be like and sometimes go over the top with the niceties. We have compiled a sure-fire list of tips to help you make them love you.
Compliment their house. Parents usually love nothing more than to go on and on about aspects of their house that they’re proud of so make sure you get the ball rolling and comment on something. Make sure it’s specific, don’t say “I love your house” because that sounds forced and like you haven’t actually noticed anything about the house. Direct it at something, “I love the layout of your garden,” “Who’s in these photographs?” or even something as simple as “these are lovely mugs, where did you get them” will have them talking in no time.
Bring something as a gift (or peace offering). A salad or a bottle of wine is a nice way to show that you’re grateful for their hospitality. It will make you appear thoughtful and sweet which is always a good thing. Make sure your gift isn’t too elaborate, don’t bring a whole meal with you, you don’t want to outshine the host.
If you’re inviting them over show your house pride. Don’t let them walk into a messy house, you don’t want to be showcasing last weeks laundry. Make sure your place (at least the parts the will see) are clean and tidy. First impressions are important and you don’t want theirs to be that you’re a slob. A clean house will make them think you’re an excellent girlfriend and someone who can clean up after him.
If you’re going to a restaurant offer to pay. You don’t have to pay for the whole dinner (and you probably wont be expected to) but offer to pay for your meal, or buy a round of drinks for the table. It’ll make you appear giving and empathetic and they’ll know you’re not draining their son of money.
Ask to meet them first instead of waiting for them to ask. It’l make you appear optimistic about the relationship that you are taking a step to further it. It will work in your favour to as you can suggest a place to meet that you know and love or invite them round to your place where you’ll feel more comfortable and at ease.
Make sure to show interest in their son. Don’t act like you’re only there to impress them, they’l be able to pick that up quickly, show interest in others as well. If they have siblings ask about them or his friends. When your partner speaks make sure to listen to him and ask follow up questions, it’ll show you have a genuine love for him which the parents will love to see

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Festive Dates that your crush or girlfriend will love.

Festive Dates that your crush or girlfriend will love.

Taking her to see the decorated houses in your neighbourhood is an easy way to have a nice, romantic date. To make it even more special bring a picnic or take her out to eat afterwards. You’ll have plenty of time to take during the walk/drive to the lights and if there is any awkwardness, the lights will spice up a conversation.
Have a christmas movie marathon. Invite her over and play your favourite christmas movies. Arrange an array of christmas snacks; cookies and chocolate are never a bad choice. Make sure you’re also choosing movies that your date will want to see.
Making christmas cookies together is a fun and cheap way to have a romantic time, just buy some basic baking ingredients and find an easy recipe online and get to it. They don’t have to come out pretty, making ugly cookies is usually more fun anyway.
Ask her to help you christmas shop. A good way is to ask her for help picking out a gift for your sister or mum, it’s an easy way to ask a girl out if you’re shy or nervous because it can just as easily not be a date. Make sure to make it special and take her out somewhere afterwards or buy her some ice cream as a ‘thank you’ for helping.
Decorate a tree together. She’ll love the quirky idea, it’l make you seem original. Play some christmas tunes and buy a few love heard ornaments and you cant go wrong. Don’t worry if you still live with your parents, this is a casual and fun way to get her to meet the parents.
Volunteer with her. It’ll show your sensitive side and there’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to help the less fortunate. Take her to your local soup kitchen or to an animal shelter and spend some time helping out the community.
Take your date carolling. Whether its door to door, at a christmas in the park or just singing carols in your living room, it’s a fun and care free way of getting in the spirit and leaves no room for awkward conversation when you’ve got to be singing.
Tell her you want a photo with santa and don’t want to go alone. This sounds like an odd one but who doesn’t love getting photos with santa? No matter what your age is, this is still a fun date. If you don’t want to tell her you want a photo with santa tell her your mum asked you to get one because you’ve gotten one every year and take her to get one too. As santa is usually at a mall, it means you can easily go grab a coffee after or a bite to eat.
Ask her to help you pick out some clothes for christmas day. We all have this problem, trying to find an outfit thats gonna look good in photos but still make your Grandma happy. Ask her to come shopping with you to find that perfect outfit. It’ll give you lots of opportunity to talk as well as to show off your fashion sense and your wallet. Also gives you the perfect opportunity to take her out to eat after ward with something along the lines of “I wanna wear this outfit in before the big day, wanna grab some dinner?”
Try these simple date ideas out on your crush or girlfriend and it’s a sure fire way to have her head over heels for you and to get you both in that festive Christmas mood.

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Do’s and Dont’s for the First Date

Do’s and Dont’s for the First Date

The first date can make or break a relationship. It can be the best night of your life and the start of a life long relationship or a horrible disaster and will forever be the story she tells her friends at parties for a laugh. Make sure you are not the punchline. There are some ways to ensure your date will be a success, even if it doesn’t lead to marriage it will at least stop you from being an embarrassing story that she tells for years to come. Here is a list of Do’s and Dont’s to calm the first date nerves:

Do compliment how she looks when you first see her. Don’t use words like ‘sexy’ or ‘hot’ instead opt for, beautiful or even a simple “you look really nice.” It’ll go a long way.

Do give her options. Don’t force her to choose every decision. Don’t just ask her where she wants to go, give her options, ask her whether she’d prefer this place or that. Better yet, make plans beforehand and decide on the place yourself, and ask her whether she’d like to go for a walk after, or grab some dessert from the fro-yo place down the street.

Do ask her questions. Don’t ask personal questions. Girls love when you ask questions but not when you’re asking them why their dad left or why they’re emotionally unavailable. Ask questions like “what is your favourite movie?” “what do you do for work?” any question that’s not going to make her uncomfortable is a good one.

Do act casual. Don’t act uninterested to appear casual. There’s a clear line; if you turn up in your fat pants and stained shirt she’s gonna know you don’t want to be there. Put in some effort into your appearance, the location and the conversation.

Do spend money. Don’t go over the top. In this day and age, women don’t expect to always be spoiled with luxurious meals and designer gifts. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the date special, but a little does show you care. Give her some flowers at the beginning of the date and split the bill. Take her on a picnic, you don’t have to pay for overpriced wine and steak, all you need is some sandwiches and strawberries to make it special.

Do talk about yourself. Don’t only talk about yourself. Girls want to learn more about you, that’s why they’re on the date, but make sure you ask her questions and appear interested in her. Keep information about you short and to the point, and make sure to end with a question. If she asks you about your family, answer the question in a bit of detail, and then ask her about her family

Do attempt to find common interests. Don’t agree with everything she says. Its good to find something in common with your date, but changing aspects of you who are to find a common ground is a definite don’t.It is more important to be yourself than to tell her that you also love to go to museums in your spare time and love the works of some obscure artist.

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