About Lakeland Singles

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 13.7% of Lakeland Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 28.7% of Lakeland Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Lakeland Date Ideas from Lakeland Singles

Post Date: Mar 18, 2011

Tracie from Lakeland says: Dinner at Sumo Sushi, catching a movie at Silvermoon Drive In, a long walk around the lake, drinks at Molly's. Not necessarily in the same night, but all are cool.

Post Date: Mar 3, 2011

Jacobson from Lakeland says: Beach

Post Date: Sep 4, 2011

Sun from Tampa says: I'll try anything new at least once. I'd have to say riding over to the beach for lunch or dinner. Even a picnic right on the beach. I should live closer to the ocean...LOL

Post Date: Aug 19, 2011

Patricia from Valrico says: A nice quiet resturant where you can talk and get to know each other. It would be nice if this resturant would be on the beach at sunset, then a nice walk along the beach in our bare feet.

Post Date: Jul 30, 2011

Denis from San Antonio says: Since my town has around 950 people in it and three restaurants I'd have to say the Gulf and a nice outdoor eatery and place to enjoy the water.

Post Date: Jul 30, 2011

RONALD from Riverview says: Circle Rst. on the bay at a marina. Great food and drinks. Quite and a great view.

Post Date: Jul 7, 2011

Karen from Celebration says: The Town Tavern.

Post Date: Jun 18, 2011

marvin from Winter Haven says: Tampa

Post Date: May 28, 2011

fitnessprof from Celebration says: There many good places to go, but I would say go to Pleasure Island at Disney World.

Post Date: May 21, 2011

Millie from Valrico says: I enjoy watching movies (in a theatre or at home) and love popcorn. I like boating, and fishing is pretty good too. Also a cup o' joe in a cozy coffee shop while we chat would be a good way to meet. Anything we do in good company is a great date!!

Post Date: May 21, 2011

Ann from Valrico says: Grill Smith's for dinner

Post Date: May 21, 2011

frank from Tampa says: The beach.

Post Date: Apr 30, 2011

Doris from Wesley Chapel says: Any nice restaurant with a glas of wine and a snack to share

Post Date: Apr 13, 2011

NormaJean from Kissimmee says: Orlando

Post Date: Mar 26, 2011

Tina from Plant City says: The Park

Facts about Lakeland Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (27.0%)
High school (24.2%)
Bachelors degree (13.9%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (10.4%)
Self employed (8.5%)
Sales and marketing (6.2%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (13.7%)
Wisecrack (11.0%)
Dry (6.4%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (59.2%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (23.8%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (1.4%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (60.5%)
Socially (10.5%)
Moderately (9.8%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (57.3%)
Do not drink (21.2%)
Moderately (9.0%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (31.2%)
Attend religious services regularly (21.2%)
Worship in private (17.0%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (28.7%)
Long massage (12.7%)
Candlelit dinner at home (10.7%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Dog (38.3%)
Cat (32.0%)
Bird (4.9%)

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.