Illinois Date Ideas from Illinois Singles
Post Date: Sep 5, 2011Kevin from Coal Valley says: Restaurants.
Post Date: Sep 4, 2011janelle from Trenton says: Just hang out somewhere where we can talk and listen and get to know each other. Possible picnic at a local park and get to know each other.
Post Date: Aug 24, 2011Walter from Chicago says: Chicago is full of romantic places and I love the city and the many locals including the lake front and the parks and a nice jazz club,I am not an out door person so I love my apartment and try to keep a noce atmosphere where I live.
Post Date: Aug 22, 2011SweetShelia7 from Virden says: Oh that's a very difficult one, we are such a small town, that the streets role up before sunset...maybe the Lincoln Museum, in Springfield...
Post Date: Aug 20, 2011Debbi from Posen says: Durbins
Post Date: Aug 18, 2011Michelle from Naperville says: Anywhere downtown Chicago
Post Date: Aug 17, 2011Linda from Chicago says: The Marina in Riverdale Illinois
Post Date: Aug 17, 2011Steve from Woodridge says: A romantic weekend for 2 in downtown Chicago.
Post Date: Aug 16, 2011Rebecca from Cameron says: Dinner and movie. I like american (steak), Mexican, Italian, and Chinese.
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 7, 2011Debbie from Seaton says: San Diego/Mission Bay California
locally it would be Aledo for the bands in the park.
Post Date: Aug 3, 2011Debbie from Lake Villa says: Reflections Restaurant off the lake.
Post Date: Aug 1, 2011Consuella from Chicago says: Millennium Park
Post Date: Jul 24, 2011Kitty from Mahomet says: Buttitta's Italian Restaurant
Facts about Illinois Singles
* Source - PerfectMatch Members
When asked about their Education, they answered
Bachelors degree (4.4%)
Some college (4.4%)
Graduate degree (2.6%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Self employed (10.0%)
Medical/Health services (9.9%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (9.4%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (6.1%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (3.1%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (5.2%)
Religion is not important to me (3.7%)
Attend religious services regularly (3.7%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (2.6%)
Candlelit dinner at home (2.5%)
When asked about their Pets, they answered
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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.