About Manchester Singles

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 20.1% of Manchester Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 28.4% of Manchester Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Manchester Date Ideas from Manchester Singles

Post Date: Mar 29, 2011

Jessica from Manchester says: Bertuccis, PF Changs, or maybe a hike on Case Mt.

Post Date: Feb 28, 2011

Robert from Manchester says: BBQ JOINT.

Post Date: Sep 5, 2011

Annie from Granby says: In my area- Northampton, without a doubt- best restaurants, shopping, people-watching!

Post Date: Sep 5, 2011

Joseph from Plainville says: In my city? J. Timothy's, no question. CT? Morton's Anywhere? Several places, but they all have a few things in common - you can hear the waves and the seagulls outside, and they have raw shellfish on the menu.

Post Date: Aug 4, 2011

Rich from Cheshire says: Boston Common or Top of the Hub in Boston

Post Date: Jul 12, 2011

Lucianne from Kensington says: That is easy - Tisanes or The Pond House. After dinner a nice walk in Elizabeth Park admiring all the flowers.

Post Date: Jul 10, 2011

Yoshio from Canton says: Feng Asian Bistro

Post Date: May 15, 2011

Frank from Wethersfield says: Red Lobster

Post Date: May 3, 2011

James from Hartford says: Park setting, restaurant...

Post Date: Apr 29, 2011

Rick from New Hartford says: New Hartford or West Hartford,CT

Post Date: Apr 5, 2011

Debbie from Maple Hill says: Starbucks

Post Date: Apr 2, 2011

Christopher from Hartford says: Louie B's in Southwick, Mass. on a sunny & beautiful afternoon near the lake....or hang-out in Northampton, Mass... a very cool, little city to hang-out in.

Post Date: Mar 13, 2011

Wayne from Simsbury says: The Coffee Trade

Post Date: Mar 2, 2011

Christi from Marlborough says: Elizabeth Park in Hartford

Post Date: Feb 24, 2011

Kathy from Wallingford says: A walk uptown for a nice dinner, then a walk home to a good movie or a day at the beach or picnic in the park- weather permitting, of course.

Facts about Manchester Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (24.1%)
Bachelors degree (22.8%)
High school (17.8%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (9.5%)
Technical/Science/Engineering (8.5%)
Administrative (7.3%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (20.1%)
Wisecrack (10.3%)
Dry (9.7%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (60.1%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (24.4%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (2.8%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (65.5%)
Socially (12.4%)
Moderately (8.2%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (63.8%)
Do not drink (17.6%)
Moderately (8.5%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Religion is not important to me (29.9%)
Attend religious services occasionally (27.1%)
Worship in private (19.3%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (28.4%)
Long massage (14.1%)
Candlelit dinner at home (12.8%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Cat (40.0%)
Dog (33.3%)
Bird (4.3%)

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.