About Surprise Singles

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 20.2% of Surprise Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 30.7% of Surprise Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Surprise Fun Date Ideas by Surprise Singles

Post Date: Aug 14, 2011

danceguy from Avondale says: Any place with great food and DANCING!

Post Date: Jul 16, 2011

Candace from Scottsdale says: I love to meet up at a happy hour when the hectic part of the day is over and the sun is starting to set. Some happy hours at the Scottsdale Quarter are fun or Kierland Commons or Desert Ridge area. But I'm open to experiencing your favorite pick!

Post Date: Jul 5, 2011

Dawn from Phoenix says: I'm not a fan of the ubiquitous coffee date, I have to say. I think you have more fun and get to know people better by doing things together--and if the date doesn't go well, you've at least had something else to enjoy. I'm terrible at bowling but enjoy it (I'm fine with your standard-issue alley, but Lucky Strike downtown has a more date-like atmosphere), maybe a cooking class at a place like Sur La Table, or in cooler weather, the Desert Botanical Garden or the zoo.

Post Date: Jun 3, 2011

Leslie from Phoenix says: I love going to ballgames or live music events. It gives you a chance to see someone in many different ways. But a drink is always a quick way to see if there is chemistry.

Post Date: Apr 23, 2011

Carlos from Phoenix says: Nice restaurant, I am discovering DC has excellent places where to go for dinner!

Post Date: Apr 1, 2011

elaine from Peoria says: Dinner and dancing at Skye.

Post Date: Mar 25, 2011

MaryElla from Phoenix says: I really enjoy dinner at The Elements/Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. I would really appreciate an evening at the symphony or seeing CATS, Phantom or Les Miserable....or any musical that has had rave reviews.

Post Date: Mar 6, 2011

Gary from Phoenix says: I love to visit concert and ranches

Post Date: Feb 24, 2011

Linda from Laveen says: We enjoy going out to eat (I love great steak restaurants), trips to Sedona, dancing like fools, and enjoying all life has to offer.

Post Date: Feb 21, 2011

William from Glendale says: Durants in Phoenix, Elephant Bar in Glendale, Moose Lodge in Peoria, Country Club in Sun City, Any place that has dancing. Subject to change when new places discovered.

Post Date: Jan 20, 2011

jamiejojo from Buckeye says: My favorite date is to go out dancing and/or karaoke at Roman's Oasis.

Post Date: Jan 8, 2011

Marvin from Peoria says: My favorite date location is anywhere there are people having fun. A Sushi bar, attending a sporting event, a barbecue, etc. Enjoying the outdoors, going on a hike would also be fun!

Post Date: Jan 6, 2011

Jon from Phoenix says: comedy club

Post Date: Jun 24, 2011

Shayla from Mesa says: I'm a Tucson naitive and have only been here in Mesa for a short time. I'm still finding my way around :P. I'd like to explore new places and discover what this city has to offer.




Facts about Surprise Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (32.8%)
High school (17.3%)
Bachelors degree (16.2%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (12.8%)
Self employed (6.5%)
Administrative (6.2%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (20.2%)
Wisecrack (12.5%)
Dry (8.6%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (63.9%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (25.3%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (1.1%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (69.6%)
Socially (9.4%)
Moderately (8.2%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (68.0%)
Do not drink (15.4%)
Moderately (7.7%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (33.2%)
Religion is not important to me (22.3%)
Worship in private (17.5%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (30.7%)
Long massage (14.0%)
Candlelit dinner at home (12.5%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Dog (50.1%)
Cat (29.2%)
Bird (3.7%)


A Serious Relationship…Are You Ready?

Unfortunately, knowing for certain when you are ready for a serious relationship, isn't one of the simpler things in life. There'll come a time when we "think" we're ready. But then, after we've leaped in, we feel like we're drowning, and we start struggling and kicking to get out of the water. This causes sadness, and often anger, to the person we are with. It's usually not something we're proud of doing to another person, or ourselves. So, here're a few dating and relationship tips to consider before you jump off the cliff…and then realize you have no idea how deep the water is.


The very talented and extremely funny comedian, Jeff Foxworthy, used to say, "You know you're a redneck if…". Well, you know you're ready for a serious relationship if:

  • You start to be bored when going out with others who are not contenders for a long-lasting future, even if they are handsome or beautiful, smart, entertaining and/or recent lottery winners.  Read More

Dr. Pepper Schwartz - Dating & Relationship Expert

Top 10 Dating Tips

1. Date Night Plan

Waiting until the last minute may make things spontaneous - or disastrous. Plan your date in advance, set expectations and ensure your date is in agreement. Know how to get there, where to park, when things are open, etc. Look like you know how to make things happen seamlessly.

2. Appropriateness Date Location

Make sure what you've picked out and/or suggested has some relevance to what this person might actually enjoy. Doing something you both enjoy will go a long way towards relationship building.

3. Sensitivity

If your date happens on a weeknight, don't select a movie ending at 11.00 p.m. The more solutions you've prepared for in advance, the less anxious your date will be. This clearly shows your thoughtfulness.

4. Respect

Sure, she or he really looks great and you're more impressed as the evening goes along. However, don't push physical attraction too soon. You could be making a serious mistake if you attempt to manhandle her or him.

5. Listen to Your Date

Listening is very important at any stage of dating or a relationship. Show her or him you know them better at the end of the date, than you did at the beginning.

6. Stay Light

Do something positive you both can share in, without it being embarrassing. Select something appealing to your date; i.e., go to a water park if she or he likes water, or an outdoor rock concert if they like the performers. Perhaps, see a romantic comedy or take a hike. Whatever you're doing, don't sit and talk about your exes, troubled kids, etc. These are conversation topics which will come later if the relationship progresses.

7. Connect

Make a real effort to find commonalities. Listen and learn a little about each other's childhood and past. See if your values and life's outlook are similar. This is an excellent exploration period.

8. Anticipate

As always, you should look your best. A light kiss at the end of the night that promises more…someday...is sexier than a lip scrunching passionate kiss that surprises your date and possibly puts him or her off.

9. Laugh

Laughter is bonding, infectious and attractive. If you're going to the movies, ensure the film's funny; if going to a comedy club, know the comedians are funny; or go roller skating and laugh at yourselves. Laughter is a great release for any nervousness.

10. Show Appreciation

Acknowledge someone's kindness, thoughtfulness or generosity. Don't assume anything and don't come off as being spoiled. Verbally let them know their hard work, planning or good humor didn't go unnoticed. And, make yourself an irresistible choice for future dates.