Iowa Date Ideas from Iowa Singles
Post Date: Jul 31, 2011Julie from Davenport says: Biaggi's Restaurant and a movie.
Post Date: Jul 6, 2011mike from West Des Moines says: Cubbies game at Sec Taylor Stadium or either Farmer's Markets. The bar and restaurant are awkward. It's best to have activities and diversions.
Post Date: Jul 4, 2011Betty from Waterloo says: Dinner at CU would be great, as it's quiet. I find it frustrating when I can't hear what my date is saying!
Post Date: Jun 26, 2011felicity from Altoona says: RONDA
Post Date: Jun 25, 2011Annie from Marshalltown says: My favorite summer date is a picnic with a bottle of wine, fruit, cheese and lots of conversation and a walk in the woods. A casual dinner in a local small town cafe is our choice in this area.
Post Date: Jun 15, 2011Tim from Fort Dodge says: My favorite date location is probably Mineral City restraint. They have great italian food, nice setting and and the ppl that work there are great.
Post Date: Jun 7, 2011Shirley from Des Moines says: I love to try different places to go eat.
Post Date: May 15, 2011Sandra from Waterloo says: A walk in the park, or dinner at HuHot.
Post Date: May 3, 2011Cassandra from Urbana says: Des moines
Post Date: Mar 30, 2011Linnea from Johnston says: Summer or Fall-the DM Zoo, the Saylerville lake areas, Big Creek for a walk or picnic. A drive in the country.
Winter-the DM Botanical Center, a movie, home playing Dominoes or cards.
Post Date: Mar 29, 2011Bev from Ankeny says:
An old hotel that has a neat restaurant in it.
Post Date: Mar 3, 2011Brian from Fort Madison says: Probably Sidelines sportsbar but only on a slow week night. I would much rather go out to eat somewhere first to talk then maybe head to the bar for a few drinks.
Post Date: Feb 16, 2011Cynthia from Des Moines says: Okiboji
Post Date: Feb 16, 2011Kimberly from Clinton says: I would have to say either a candelite dinner at home or Rastrelli's ( I love their lasagna).
Post Date: Feb 12, 2011Brad from Norwalk says: My favorite date location is someplace that I have not been to before or not often. I like to experience new things with my date. I would like to try a new restaurant or museum. On the grand scale of excitement and adventure, it may not be that great. However, it is still interesting (and not as expensive as skydiving ;p).
Facts about Iowa Singles
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When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (19.5%)
High school (18.9%)
Bachelors degree (12.5%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Self employed (9.3%)
Medical/Health services (7.8%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (46.7%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (20.2%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (16.7%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (23.0%)
Religion is not important to me (16.8%)
Attend religious services regularly (14.7%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (10.1%)
Candlelit dinner at home (7.4%)
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.