New Hope Date Ideas from New Hope Singles
Post Date: Jan 10, 2011edward from Minneapolis says: Pretty much anywhere that has a quiet place to sit and talk and have a drink after work is a good place to meet.
Post Date: Jan 8, 2011Jeannine from Burnsville says: any walk or bike path
for first meeting, Caribou Coffee
Post Date: Jan 6, 2011stanley from Young America says: accra
Post Date: Sep 4, 2011Lucas from Minneapolis says: The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, otherwise I like taking walks anywhere, especially in the fall when I can wear a cozy sweater.
Post Date: Aug 23, 2011Anita from Eden Prairie says: I do love nice restaurants where the volume is low and a couple can have an intimate dinner and conversation. Several locations fit that bill. One in my area is Wildfire, in Eden Prairie. There are several others in downtown Minneapolis.
I also love water..looking at water during dinner or on a walk is very calming. We have several lakes in MN that are beautiful.
I am also very open to new places and ideas. It is fun and refreshing to try out new places. I love being surprised!
Post Date: Aug 21, 2011Greg from Apple Valley says: Any number of great places in the Uptown area!
Post Date: Jul 31, 2011Molly from Plymouth says: Cafe Maude or Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis
Post Date: Jul 21, 2011Jodie from Saint Francis says: Park. St. Francis, MN
Post Date: Jul 18, 2011Patrick from Saint Paul says: The Foshay
Post Date: Jul 17, 2011Marlys from Maple Grove says: Red Wing is very nice, my sister has a nice boat with the boat prople, good place to visit. I like fishing, water, catching fish.
Post Date: Jul 2, 2011Michele from Columbia Heights says: Sarna's
Post Date: Jun 24, 2011Kerry from Eden Prairie says: WILD game!
Post Date: Jun 17, 2011Michelle from Saint Paul says: The Melting Pot
Post Date: Jun 15, 2011David from Saint Paul says: Beach
Post Date: Jun 6, 2011Holly from Shoreview says: One of my favorite dates was going to a movie and dinner. Also, I love to go out to breakfast.
Facts about New Hope Singles
* Source - PerfectMatch Members
When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (28.7%)
High school (21.6%)
Bachelors degree (20.4%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (9.6%)
Retail sales (7.2%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (68.3%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (23.4%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (21.0%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (35.3%)
Religion is not important to me (22.8%)
Attend religious services regularly (18.0%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (15.6%)
Candlelit dinner at home (13.2%)
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.
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:
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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.