Crittenden Date Ideas from Crittenden Singles

Post Date: Sep 5, 2011

Jennifer from North Tonawanda says: I usually meet for coffee on the first date. After that, it depends on the weather. My favorite restaurants are Friday's, Chocolate Bar, Pano's, PF Chang's, Gadawski's and One Eyed Jack's. Too many more to mention.

Post Date: Aug 5, 2011

Acelia from Cheektowaga says: Erie Basin Marina

Post Date: Jul 26, 2011

Trish from Niagara Falls says: Niagara Falls. ONE of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Post Date: Jul 10, 2011

Lori from West Seneca says: Tons of things to go do & see in the summer & winters here- haven't had the chance to do too much-would love to find someone to try them with

Post Date: May 29, 2011

Barbara from Niagara Falls says: The Falls

Post Date: May 21, 2011

kathleen from Buffalo says: A pizza parlor!

Post Date: May 20, 2011

Barbara from Amherst says: Spot Coffee

Post Date: May 8, 2011

Tom from Buffalo says: Going to a matinee theatre performance of film, and then to any number of wonderful restaurants we have in Buffalo and the surrounding areas.

Post Date: Apr 14, 2011

shimmer519 from Buffalo says: I really enjoy the downtown/allentown area.

Post Date: Mar 30, 2011

Bonnie from Buffalo says: Any casino.

Post Date: Mar 18, 2011

Debbie from Glenwood says: love being outdoors---the waterfront or a walk in the woods

Post Date: Mar 5, 2011

Negat from Buffalo says: starbucks

Post Date: Feb 23, 2011

deborah from Eden says: a residential/agricultural town in NY has very little "hot spots" or cultural activities. I, therefore, enjoy going to neighboring, larger towns or the city for a night out at the theater and/or dinner. I have also enjoyed traveling to other cities for a day.

Post Date: Feb 23, 2011

Donna from Hamburg says: Lunch by the water front.

Post Date: Feb 12, 2011

isabelle from North Tonawanda says: erie county

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… 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.