About Southside Singles

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 21.7% of Southside Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 35.0% of Southside Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Southside Date Ideas from Southside Singles

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: Aug 16, 2011

mike from Apollo Beach says: I really like going into Ybor City and enjoying the restaurants and characters there. It's a noisy, crowded atmosphere but lucky couples can find a spot and have fun "people watching" while enjoying their favorite drinks.

Post Date: Aug 10, 2011

Barbara from Tampa says: Sideberns

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: Jun 18, 2011

marvin from Winter Haven says: Tampa

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: May 20, 2011

chrisbatchelor from Gibsonton says: tj friday's

Post Date: May 11, 2011

sandy from Davis Island says: Coffee on first date, if that goes well then a nice romantic restaurant.

Post Date: Mar 26, 2011

Tina from Plant City says: The Park

Post Date: Mar 25, 2011

Robert from Tampa says: A nearby Park on the Hillsborough River.

Post Date: Mar 23, 2011

Mary from Riverview says: Applebees & Ruby Tuesday. Fast food places.

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.

Facts about Southside Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
High school (26.7%)
Bachelors degree (18.3%)
Some college (18.3%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Student (8.3%)
Administrative (6.7%)
Self employed (6.7%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (21.7%)
Wisecrack (11.7%)
Dry (5.0%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (60.0%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (30.0%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (1.7%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (60.0%)
Frequently (11.7%)
Socially (10.0%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (56.7%)
Do not drink (21.7%)
Moderately (11.7%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (36.7%)
Religion is not important to me (23.3%)
Attend religious services regularly (20.0%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (35.0%)
Long massage (10.0%)
Poem/Love letter (10.0%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Dog (38.3%)
Cat (26.7%)
Bird (6.7%)

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.