Great Lakes Date Ideas from Great Lakes Singles
Post Date: Aug 16, 2011Kristen from Chicago says: Outdoor restaurants on a nice night or Ravinia.
Post Date: Aug 15, 2011Lara from Chicago says: Downtown Chicago
North side Chicago
Post Date: Aug 3, 2011Debbie from Lake Villa says: Reflections Restaurant off the lake.
Post Date: Jul 10, 2011Paul from Schaumburg says: AMC Movies and Wildfire.
Post Date: Jul 5, 2011steve from Elk Grove Village says: Candlelit dinner at home
Post Date: Jun 26, 2011Nancy from Chicago says: The Adler Planetarium, where you can view the Chicago skyline at night time.
Post Date: Jun 22, 2011Tanya from Bloomingdale says: The forest preserves, because of the beautiful lakes and serenity.
Post Date: Jun 19, 2011Rose from Glenview says: I do not have a favorite. Having dinner and enjoying live music is fun. I also love going to the Cubs and Bears games.
Post Date: Jun 12, 2011Sherry from Forest Park says: Downtown Chicago by the Fountain or Navy Pier.
Post Date: Jun 5, 2011Bernie from Chicago says: any tapas restaurant; i could move to spain in pursuit of tapas!
any cramped, hidden treasure cafe and/or coffee shop.
lake shore path at dawn or midnight, not picky. :)
Post Date: May 20, 2011Kristin from Chicago says: A walk through Millennium Park. I love sitting on the benches and taking in the view.
Post Date: Apr 21, 2011Diane from Bensenville says: Downtown Chicago along Michigan Ave
Post Date: Apr 8, 2011Barbara from Skokie says: Lincoln Park
Post Date: Apr 6, 2011Sherry from Palatine says: Chicago's lake front or navy pier in the spring & summer.
The 95th floor of the John Hancock buliding at sunset, the views of the city are breathtaking and very romantic.
Post Date: Apr 4, 2011Beautiful from Waukegan says: 6 Flags Great America
Facts about Great Lakes Singles
* Source - PerfectMatch Members
When asked about their Education, they answered
High school (33.6%)
Some college (31.6%)
Trade school (5.9%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Armed forces (61.8%)
Self employed (5.9%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Physical comedy (9.2%)
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (61.2%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (17.1%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (23.0%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (32.9%)
Attend religious services regularly (17.1%)
Religion is not important to me (15.8%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (14.5%)
Poem/Love letter (11.2%)
When asked about their Pets, they answered
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.