Banta Date Ideas from Banta Singles

Post Date: Jul 6, 2011

Tiffany from Modesto says: Not in my city Modesto but I love San Fran.

Post Date: Jun 27, 2011

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

Post Date: Jun 20, 2011

Tiffany from Livermore says: Anything that is fun and exciting! But I really love mini-golfing. ;-)

Post Date: Jun 15, 2011

Susan from Dublin says: Dublin is a very "vanilla" type of suburb. I live here because it is where I established my professional practice many years ago. There are few, if any, establishments that are not franchises. For interesting or unique restaurants or interesting entertainmnet, I go elsewhere. I enjoy Danville, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Livermore.

Post Date: May 28, 2011

Shelley from Pleasanton says: Downtown Pleasanton is interesting and diverse.

Post Date: Apr 22, 2011

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

Post Date: Apr 10, 2011

Edrice from Modesto says: I like the Firkin and the Fox. I love pubs because they are casual, public and just a lot of fun!!! It's like being out with your friends even though you might not know another person in the place.

Post Date: Mar 12, 2011

Diane from Manteca says: I would probably meet at a place like Applebee's

Post Date: Feb 27, 2011

Claudia from Livermore says: I like Wente restaurant because I live in Livermore. They have a variety of food and wine. It also has a beautiful scenary surrounding it. The vineyards are beautiful.

Post Date: Feb 26, 2011

Jackie from Stockton says: Bowling or a movie

Post Date: Feb 16, 2011

Justin from San Ramon says: probly either the Blackhawk movie theatre or the izzys restauraunt.

Post Date: Feb 12, 2011

Sandy from Modesto says: The River.

Post Date: Feb 5, 2011

TINA from Pleasanton says: Baci -- a restaurant in Pleasanton.

Post Date: Feb 3, 2011

Kimberly from San Ramon says: Even though I stink at it, there is a nice little mini golf place not far from where I live.

Post Date: Jan 29, 2011

Oscar from Dublin says: West springfield,MA

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… 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.