About Alameda Singles

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 14.7% of Alameda Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 31.8% of Alameda Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Alameda Outdoor Date Ideas Suggested by Alameda Singles

Post Date: Sep 4, 2011

Lynn from San Rafael says: Appetizers on the water or with a view of water.

Post Date: Aug 22, 2011

Tim from San Francisco says: LOVE being outside! I love hiking so TN has become a favorite spot of mine over the last couple of years. Michigan summers will always be dear to me! There's something great to be found wherever you are, especially if there's a bonfire.

Post Date: Jul 30, 2011

Michael from Redwood City says: Side walk Cafe.

Post Date: Jul 10, 2011

Louis from San Francisco says: South Beach

Post Date: Jul 9, 2011

Michael from Castro Valley says: In general I like scenic spots, nature, and peace & quiet. In San Francisco, The Twin Peaks and Turtle Hill (rather quiet) offer some great views of the city. Golden Gate Park offers much in the way of museums and beautiful gardens. On the East Bay, I find Berkeley offers a lot of great food choices and also some great views.

Post Date: Jun 28, 2011

Nuno from San Francisco says: Walking holden hands in Baker Beach seems lovely...

Post Date: Jun 27, 2011

John from Livermore says: Bocci in North Beach, San Francisco.

Post Date: May 28, 2011

Sharon from Concord says: Hmm I'm still exploring my city, since I haven't been here very long. I like some parks here though.. I generally like the Downtown Concord area....

Post Date: May 26, 2011

Heinz from Berkeley says: Central Park

Post Date: Apr 22, 2011

alison from Danville says: I like the outdoors or local restaurants. Danville is a beautiful place.

Post Date: Apr 17, 2011

Raymond from Greenbrae says: Never had a date in my city. Might be Arawan Thai Restaurant in the evening or The Garage on a sunny day, or walking along the waterfront with the tourists, or driving up the headland and down to Rodeo Beach.

Post Date: Apr 13, 2011

Jeri from San Rafael says: There are two (types): 1) Hiking/walking on/around Mt. Tam, Stinson Beach, and/or out toward the San Pablo Bay; plus, 2) Guyamas, Marinitas, Rancho Nicasio, or bagels on Baker's Beach.

Post Date: Feb 23, 2011

Sally from Redwood City says: I love San Francisco, there is just so much to see and do. Of course, Half Moon Bay is fun to have drink and look at the ocean.

Post Date: Feb 10, 2011

Michelle from San Francisco says: Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field, North Beach, SOMA, Ocean Beach

Post Date: Feb 8, 2011

SandraRose from Pacifica says: I love to hike to the top of the highest mountain and look over at all the Lord has created and thank Him for blessing us to share such beauty together. In my case that could be Twin Peaks, Guadeloupe Canyon, San Bruno Mountain, etc.....

Facts about Alameda Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Bachelors degree (29.6%)
Some college (22.7%)
Graduate degree (13.6%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (10.3%)
Technical/Science/Engineering (7.7%)
Self employed (7.6%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (14.7%)
Dry (12.4%)
Wisecrack (8.0%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (49.3%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (32.3%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (3.2%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (71.1%)
Socially (8.9%)
Moderately (6.2%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (60.1%)
Do not drink (17.0%)
Moderately (10.8%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (26.6%)
Religion is not important to me (26.2%)
Worship in private (19.8%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (31.8%)
Long massage (12.0%)
Weekend getaway (10.4%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Cat (35.7%)
Dog (32.0%)
Bird (8.0%)

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.