About Ellicott City Singles

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 20.0% of Ellicott City Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 25.9% of Ellicott City Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Ellicott City Outdoor Date Ideas Suggested by Ellicott City Singles

Post Date: Mar 16, 2011

Kristen from Ellicott City says: A restaurant in Columbia that overlooks a large lake.

Post Date: Aug 13, 2011

Jackie from Jessup says: Melting Pot and a walk or a game of tennis (I am not that good but can get it over the net and enjoy it) or a movie and dinner

Post Date: Jul 19, 2011

Gene from Rockville says: A baseball game at Nationals Park.

Post Date: Jun 13, 2011

terry from Baltimore says: Beach side.

Post Date: Jun 9, 2011

mary from Arnold says: I love downtown Annapolis or anywhere on the water.

Post Date: May 22, 2011

Dawn from Severn says: I live near Columbia and they have some nice restaurants. I would choose one with an outdoor section where we could enjoy nature along with a nice glass of Chardonnay and of course some great conversation.

Post Date: Apr 4, 2011

Mark from Baltimore says: Evening On The Town – Owl Bar, Brewers Art Romantic Dinning – Oceanaire, Crush Movies/Book Shopping – The Senator / Daedalus Books, The Book Thing Live Music – The Rams Head, The Lyric Aimless Strolling – Lake Roland, The Harbor Promenade

Post Date: Mar 3, 2011

Cheryl from Annapolis says: OK this is difficult - I just moved to MD in Oct. 2010! I enjoyed going to Yellow Fin (restaurant) in Annapolis. So far , I love being on the Chesapeake Bay and walking downtown Annapolis. The Crush wine bar was enjoyable.

Post Date: Feb 27, 2011

Holly from Chevy Chase says: After the first date where I usually just prefer to grab coffee or a drink I like to get outside and be active if possible. A short hike, a game of tennis, or a bike ride are all good options.

Post Date: Jan 15, 2011

Janice from Silver Spring says: Seafood dinner down on the SW waterfront with a view of the river.

Post Date: Jan 11, 2011

Morgan from Baltimore says: Going to beach to have fun..

Post Date: Jan 5, 2011

Iris from Baltimore says: I enjoy being outdoors, like at a park or sitting outside a cafe. In Baltimore, I'd have to say my favorite places would be ones I'm familiar with, like the neighborhood Panera Bread or Starbucks. I like the atmosphere of downtown Towson and the Inner Harbor too.

Post Date: Mar 25, 2011

Jo240 from Forest Hill says: Tidewater Grill and walking around Havre de Grace

Facts about Ellicott City Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Bachelors degree (30.8%)
Some college (22.1%)
Graduate degree (18.0%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Technical/Science/Engineering (10.6%)
Self employed (9.2%)
Executive/Managment (9.1%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (20.0%)
Dry (13.3%)
Wisecrack (8.2%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (54.5%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (30.8%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (1.5%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (74.9%)
Socially (9.1%)
Moderately (3.9%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (69.6%)
Do not drink (12.0%)
Moderately (7.4%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (36.8%)
Religion is not important to me (20.6%)
Attend religious services regularly (16.2%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (25.9%)
Long massage (16.1%)
Candlelit dinner at home (14.2%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Dog (41.3%)
Cat (34.3%)
Bird (3.1%)

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.