Outdoor Venue Ideas

Feeling outdoorsy?  When the weather is nice or even when it’s not, there are so many great things to do outside!  Outdoor dates can be a ton of fun, and there are so many options.  I have a constantly growing list of the most exciting things to do outside on a date.

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  • Make kites. Go to a local park to fly them.
  • Go for a bike ride in your neighbourhood, maybe find a tandem bicycle to borrow or rent.
  • Go look for luck by hunting for some four-leaf clovers.
  • Go to the park and feed the birds
  • Play “Tackle Football” – ON YOUR KNEES
  • Go to random spots in your hometown and take pictures
  • Find inner tubes and float down a nearby river
  • Go ice blocking, slide down big hills on a large block of ice. Bring towels to lay on the ice to sit on.
  • Go on a picnic, but choose somewhere extremely random like on your roof
  • Build a sand castle. This could be at the beach, or even in a sand box
  • Glow sticks in a park, need I say more?
  • Go on a nature hike. Pick wild flowers or have a picnic
  • Watch the sunrise, watch the sunset
  • Pick Wild Berries
  • Play Frisbee golf
  • This can be a lot of fun.
  • Find a muddy area, dress in old clothing and have a mud fight.
  • Play your favourite sport together
  • Play capture-the-flag or hide-and-seek in a park
  • Play croquet at a park, maybe on your school campus grounds
  • Go rollerblading, better yet, go roller-skating!
  • Go fishing
  • Wash your cars together. It’s always fun to play with water.
  • Plant something together, a tree, flowers, vegetables, anything at all!
  • Have a water balloon fight or set up a slip-in-slide
  • Walk your dog(s) or borrow a neighbour’s dog
  • Build a snowman. Have a snowball fight.
  • Find a big hill and go sledding
  • Rent a paddle boat or canoe
  • Go boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Go to the library or a book store and find books with tongue twisters, puzzles, I-Spy, etc. Then find a park and spend some time reading to each other.
  • Have a Tin-foil dinners…cookout
  • Go to the park, feed the ducks, and play on ALL the toys.
  • Have a whipped Cream fight. Buy at least 3 bottles per person, they go really fast. See who can stay the cleanest.
  • Dodge sprinklers on the public golf course or Public Park and see who can stay the driest.
  • Have a pie fight with lots of pies made in advance. Surprise your date when you throw the first pie!
  • Picture scavenger hunt, double date, split into couples and take pictures within a defined area and then swap cameras with the other couple and see who can be the first to find where the pictures were taken and imitate them.
  • Go to a lake and dance on the dock.
  • Go snorkelling at the beach.

 

Having outdoor dates can really be fun and exciting rather than just having a date on the usual meet-up restaurant.

Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts

Navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky, what kind of message is clever, but not creepy? What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? When do you go in for the kill and ask for a date?

Here are some scenarios I’ve compiled about some experiences I have experienced dating online.

 

OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH

The scenario: A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.

The problem…and the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women. By the time your date comes around, she’ll already have lost interest or have found someone more attentive. If you really are going away, wait until you get back to ask her out. A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.

 

NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR

The scenario: I received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?’

The problem…and the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message. Women are easily scared away online, so you should avoid saying anything remotely controversial or predatory. Stick to neutral subjects like mentioning a common ground you share based on something you read in her profile.

 

INSECURE ONLINE DATER

The scenario: It’s so annoying and a major turn-off whenever a guy has something in his profile like ‘still not sure about online dating but…’

The problem…and the solution: I get it. A lot of you are self-conscious about the fact that you’re on a dating site. But obviously if she’s on the site too, you’re both in the same boat. By pointing out your hesitations, she’s bound to assume you’re an insecure person. Just don’t bring it up. If you feel so inclined to explain yourself, wait to do it when you’ve met in person and be confident about your reasons for joining.

 

GAMBLER

The scenario: I got a message that said ‘Obviously you’re cute, but I’m just having trouble believing that this is actually you because you seem too good to be true. My buddy thinks you’re real and now we have a $20 bet going. Am I about to lose 20 bucks?

The problem…and the solution: Aside from the fact that this is a pathetic pickup line, it’s certainly never going to work. A lot of women are looking for something serious and have no interest in participating in your immature wager with friends. Flattery is fine, but not to this degree. Try telling her she has a nice smile instead.

 

Dating in the online world really needs some basic and proper etiquette. These are just some of the basic dos and don’ts that online dater should be aware of.

Dating Etiquette Advice

Going on a first date can be a nerve-wracking experience for a lot of us. We worry about how to act, how to dress, what to say, whether or not to play it cool, plus countless other thoughts that can turn even the most serene of us into a nervous, sweaty palmed wreck. A first date doesn’t need to be such an ordeal, though. It can be light-hearted and fun, but it’s still important to make a great first impression to ensure that our first date will be just the beginning.

Now, you snagged a date with a potentially great guy, but now you’re so nervous you can’t sit still. That’s normal. Nerves and anxiety are a normal part of the process, according to relationship experts Kimi Avary and Rachel Dack. Here are the advices that about dating etiquette that I have learned from them.

 

If you find yourself sliding into a free fall of jumbled nerves before that first date, this may very well be the most important piece of dating etiquette advice you’ll get. Pampering yourself before heading out on that first date eliminates jitters. I nurture myself before the date by taking a hot bath and listening to music that inspires me. If ever I don’t have time for a bath or a day for pampering, I change out of my work clothes and into something that makes me feel more like a woman.

 

One old-school dating rule still stands true today. If he asked you out, let him plan the date. I let my date be the man and take care of getting me to the place, handling the table, and ordering. It lets a man know that I’m willing to let him contribute to my well-being.

 

Once I’ve soothed my nerves and find myself seated across from my date, get my head out of the clouds and be realistic. I must need to be sensible on the first date when I’m trying to make a connection. I’m not going to know right away if he’s the one.

 

In order to make a connection, I really have to listen to what he’s saying. Sure, I may have googled his name, stalked his Facebook page, and scrolled through his Twitter feed, but that doesn’t mean I know his story. Rather than using social media to shape my impression, I let him tell me who he is. I ask questions, be inquisitive, and keep the conversation moving forward. I take care when talking with your date to be present and attentive. This is where I should drop any distractions, including my phone. The goal of a first date is to establish potential, so I put aside any ideas of posting a status update during my date. The “like” isn’t worth what I might have to gain.

 

I suggest leaving your date wanting more, including the goods. If you really want the date to progress into a relationship, forgo first date sex. There’s a better chance you’ll snag a second date.

 

 

Why Do We Provide Free Tips? Because We Can

Let’s face it. By the time we exit college, we have no way of contacting women except through social media and some leftover phone numbers we had during our formal educational years. Of course, being so, we would not want to contact these people again because they’re part of our past lives.

Given that work relationships aren’t really a great deal of interest for most of us, we’d rather go to a social mixer and find our date from these locations. However, dating is hard, both for men and women.

For women, it’s most likely they’ll find a troublesome character who is only driven by their hormones. Granted that women are looking to experiment with relationships to see if the person they intend to love has potential, these guys are only after satisfying their hormones. This is highly likely in most womens’ dating cases.

On the part of men, it’s about women who have tall standards that men couldn’t hope to achieve. In some cases, women tend to discriminate men that they’re only driven by their hormones and will never make a true effort to learn to love their date seriously.

These conflicting signals are what makes dating excruciatingly difficult for most individuals. But we couldn’t blame ourselves for looking at dating in this manner. Dating is less enjoyable because of dull personalities and hidden objectives.

So, we’re here to help you find the fun back in dating. We’re here to show you how to send the right signals to men and women that you are serious with the relationship without having to go with a direct approach.

Here, we outline the best body language approaches you could do to make sure that your date understands what you’re trying to say. We also outline the right way to converse with your date and how to avoid something you’re hoping not to sound like.

Grooming, especially for men, is very important. The clothes you wear tell many stories about your personality. Finding the right story for your date is an important one. As a rule of thumb, the way you dress shows how much effort you’re willing to give chance to your date. To dress up properly means to provide a good impression to your date.

TWP also offers advice regarding online dating. As the world’s newest avenue for singles, swingers and everything else in between, greater dangers await individuals looking for a partner online. Fraudsters, users, exploiters and blackmailers are also lurking in cyber shadows. The best way to avoid them would be to read more about being careful in online dating

We hope that you find interesting ideas for dating from our contributors. Yes, it can be crazy ideas to insane ones that would put you and your date in realistic situations where both of you will learn the true nature of your future love, if possible.

While we cannot guarantee that every method and expertise in dating will always work in the ideal manner, we do believe it’s worth a try all the time!