Some Dating Ideas for Cold Weather

January 28th, 2011
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So the air is getting colder but you are still itching to go out and spend time with your significant other.  You wish you could go for a hike, play some tennis, or just hit the pool, but the weather is just not permitting it.  Well never fear, because there is actually a lot of fun things that you can do in the winter time that are both fun and romantic.  Here are some great date ideas you can use the next time you ask a special someone out on a date.

The first idea I’m going to throw out may seem like a joke because it seems like it is so common.  It involves taking a weighted ball and heaving it down a lane towards some standing pins.  If you can knock all of them over you get a weird sort of self satisfaction and you subconsciously raise your bowling average by about 10 or 20 pins per game.  Many people will scoff at this idea, but they are the same people that are sitting inside watching old reruns of “Friends” instead of out having some fun.  Because bowling has gotten such a bad rap as a common dating  idea, many people are trying all kinds of weird dates that just aren’t working.  Why change what has been effective for decades?  A night at the bowling alley is a great way to have some fun and get to know each other at the same time.

Another great idea that you should try is to just go outside.  This means that you both will have to brave the cold and bundle up.  But once you do and the adrenaline starts pumping you will realize how much fun you can have out there.  Whether it is making a snowman or going from house to house to find the largest icicles, you can be creative and have a lot of fun.

Dating Tips For Cold Days

January 27th, 2011
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So it’s getting colder outside… so you should just stay home all day and watch sports and wait to date until springtime.  Ok, not really. This is the quickest way to destroy what little of a social life that you currently have and make it so that you have to start from scratch all over again.  Instead of sitting on your butt all day you need to take advantage of the cold weather and go out and do some fun dates!  There are actually quite a few fun winter ideas that you can utilize in order to help you find something exciting to do.

One fun date idea for those cold winter nights is to have a game night.  Seems simple enough right?  Well all you really need to do is find out what some of your date’s favorite childhood games are and then build an entire evening around the event.  Maybe she liked to play scrabble or clue or hungry hungry hippos.  No matter what the game is you can just build a cool spot in the living room or even create a blanket fort where you can play surrounded by pillows and blankets.  Make it feel like you are kids again and consider turning on the fireplace to add a little extra heat to the night.  You could even top off the night with some smores and some hot chocolate.  Or watch a favorite old movie and pop up some popcorn.

Another great idea might just be to embrace the cold and head out to the ice skating rink.  Skating is a great excuse to hold your date’s hand and get a little intimate without having any pressure at all.  You can also improvise and play some tag or try and teach each other how to ice skate backwards.  The ideas are endless.

New Year’s Eve As A Single

January 3rd, 2011
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It only happens once a year but it’s one of the most popular holidays of the season.  We are talking about New Year’s Eve.  This is a time when we celebrate all of the memorable things that have happened the past year and we look forward to the new adventures that we are going to have in the next few months.  If you are married then you will probably end up spending new years with a few close friends, family, or other married couples.  While this can still be an enjoyable experience, nothing compares to the New Years Eve parties that are for the singles out there.

One of the reasons that New Years is so fun as a single is that you get to be around so many people.  This is a great way to meet some new friends and find some new romantic interests.  All you have to do is to remember where to look for it.  If you are going to a big party with dancing and treats make sure to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people every chance you get.  Most people are looking to socialize so don’t be shy.

Another great part about New Years is that It is a great time to dress up and look your best.  While it may be tempting to just treat New Years like any other night of the week, take the time to dress up and make a good first impression on the people you come into contact with.  This can do wonders for your self confidence, which in turn will do wonders for your social life.  Make sure that you are wearing something that you are comfortable in so you are not worrying about it the whole night and then go out there and have the time of your life!

New Year’s Kissing Etiquette

January 3rd, 2011
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So it’s finally New Years and you’ve got a great excuse to get all dressed up and go out and impress everyone you meet.  You decide to hit up a big party with all of your friends and you get there around 10 or 10:30 so that you don’t look like you are desperate for some entertainment (even though you really are, and have been for months).   Once you get to the party you go and see what kind of refreshments they have and you are a bit disappointed but decide to get a drink anyway to calm your nerves.  As you stand there looking a bit uncomfortable you notice the cute girl standing next to you who looks a bit uncomfortable herself.  You begin to talk and realize that you have a lot in common.  Throughout the next hour and a half the two of you dance, talk, and just have a great time. Then before you know it the countdown is right around the corner.  You are right next to this girl you have spent the whole night with as people start to count down from 10.  As it gets closer to one you try to decide if you should kiss her or not.  What is the proper New Years Kissing etiquette?

You are supposed to kiss her.  That is the proper New Years Kissing etiquette.  Technically you are supposed to kiss whoever you are close to (as long as they aren’t already married, or if their boyfriend is a lot bigger than you are).  Rather than let the opportunity pass you by you should make sure to grab her, kiss her, and then get her number before the night is over.  There is no harm in a quick kiss at midnight to celebrate the New Year, it is tradition, and if she is offended by it then it is her problem and you can quickly blame the situation rather than take it as a personal rejection.

New Relationships And New Years

January 3rd, 2011
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Everyone wants to avoid awkward situations but sometimes it just can’t be helped.   Many times this is because of timing, friends, and other factors that you just can’t control.  For instance, say you meet a really cute girl that you want to take out.  You muster up the courage, ask her out and have a pretty good time.  Throughout the course of the date you have chemistry, but not enough to know if she’s actually into you or just being really friendly.  As you take her home you don’t kiss her because you don’t want to move too quickly too fast, but you admit that it was sort of an awkward goodbye.

Well fast forward a week later and it’s New Year’s Eve.  You decide to go on a trip with a few friends and this girl that you just took out is a part of that group.  You know that at some point the countdown is going to happen and you are going to have to decide who to kiss.  So here comes the real question; do you try and work it with this girl throughout the night and kiss her at the end of it or do you play hard to get, show no interest and kiss another girl to make her jealous?

One of the interesting things about dating is the games that you have to play in order to seem interested but not needy.  The best way to go about this situation is to show interest in the girl throughout the night (not too much) and when it comes time for the countdown, go somewhere a little bit away from where she is and see if she follows.  If she does then you know she is into you for sure, if she doesn’t then don’t get your hopes too far up but don’t give up either.  She may just be a bit shy.  But this is a good strategy to kind of feel the situation out.