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21 Realistic Dates For Adventurers (That Don’t Include Backpacking Through Europe For 21 Days)

We think it’s awfully cute that OKCupid couple, Clara Benson and Jeff Wilson, decided to go on a 21-day, seat-of-their pants European excursion after only 12 dates. And we’re a little shocked (but thrilled) that they decided to continue dating after the trip. Let’s be honest, the odds of that are like one in ten trillion. For most of us, the thought of traveling through eight countries, with no plans, only one outfit, sleeping in hostels and on couches, floors and park lawns, even with someone we’re way into is out of the question. That doesn’t mean we’re dating duds with no sense of adventure. It just means we want to find a middle ground between the cliche “adventurous” dates (why does every dating article want us to go rock climbing?) and the spur-of-the-moment European vacation. Here are some fresh ideas for over-the-top dates that won’t break the bank or ruin your relationship (hopefully)… Keep reading »

6 Date Night Ideas For Music Lovers

Everyone loves music, but if you happen to be one of those couples who just can’t get enough of certain artists, genres and experiences, then take a look at some of these date night ideas. They’re perfect for pairs that want to dance, sing and play the night away — together. Read more at Your Tango…

25 First Date Ideas That Aren’t Simply Dinner, A Movie, Or A Drink

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Spring is in the air! Time to emerge from hibernation, single ladies — dating season has begun! But dinner and a movie or meeting a dude for a drink is just so boring. I hereby vow that my next first date is going to be something different and unique so, at the very least, I have a good time even if I don’t necessarily make a love connection. (Best case scenario — both occur? Awesome!) I came up with 25 date ideas that don’t simply involve a restaurant, movie ticket, or bar tab.  Keep reading »

10 Best Spring Date Ideas

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to switch up your date style. Toss the fuzzy wool socks and Netflix addiction and get outside! Whether you’re going on your first date or are in a long-term relationship, here are some fun date tips sure to bring pizzazz to your springtime. Read more

10 Creative Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Dinner And A Movie

V-Day Date Inspiration #1
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V-Day Date Inspiration #3
A romantic evening on the couch alone sounds nice! Read More »
V-Day Date Inspiration #2
Make love like the French with this dinner a deux. Read More »

Dinner and a movie is a popular dating routine for a reason: it’s got entertainment, nutritional value, and you don’t even have to talk for half the time. But just in case you’re looking for a different kind of date, something a little more unique, we compiled a list of 10 creative date ideas that are affordable, easy, and memorable. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day, really. Check ‘em out, and please share your own favorite date ideas in the comments! Keep reading »

8 Tips For Eco-Friendly Dating

Since today is Earth Day and all, now’s the perfect time to think about — and implement — ways you can be better about reducing, reusing, and recycling. We all know you can shop green, but you can also date green. Click through for eight eco-friendly dating tips. Keep reading »

Dating On The Cheap: Head To Ikea

You probably won’t find Michelle and Barry O. making eyes over a plate of Swedish meatballs in the cafe any time soon (though you never do know!), but The New York Times is claiming more and more of us are heading to the Scandinavian superstore for a few romantic moments alone. Ahh, love amongst the Lack storage solutions! And parents are taking full advantage of the child care centers called “Smaland,” dumping the little rugrats off for up to an hour and a half of supervised playtime in the ball pit, and heading to the couch section to read the paper together in silence. (Actually, Ikea estimates that “Smaland” attendance has jumped roughly 20 percent so far this year in its stores in major American cities.)

I bet it makes for a tab that you’ll both be fighting to pay. Don’t worry, sweetums, it’s my treat this time! [NY Times] Keep reading »

Not All Cheap Dates Are Duds

We’re all looking for ways to save money these days, and dating can be freakin’ expensive, especially when you’re paying your own way. There are plenty of cheap activity out there, but some of them are kind of lame*. After the jump, we consider your options. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Ben And Dodger Have A Love/Hate Relationship

  • Ben and Dodger, both males, seem to be trying to decide who’s the dominant and who’s the submissive. [Dumb As A Blog]
  • Miley Cyrus went a little bat s**t on a British interview program, unfocused, growling, and making aggressive demands. [Pop Eater]
  • Kelly McGinnis, 51, who played Tom Cruise’s love interest in “Top Gun,” came out to SheWired. [Dlisted]
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    Dating Across America: How 10 Women Met Their Last Boyfriend

    When you’re single, meeting eligible men can be kind of frustrating. Yes, you can go to bars, try online dating, or stalk pet-owners at the dog park, but if you tried your usual tricks and now feel like you’ve depleted your options, have no fear! We asked 10 women in cities across the country how they met their last boyfriend (and what they did on their first date together) to give you a few new ideas. It looks like we’ll be signing up for acting classes, going to a few baseball games, and watching live wrestling events! Keep reading »

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