Hopewell Date Ideas from Hopewell Singles

Post Date: Sep 4, 2011

tony from Stony Point says: sushi restraunt

Post Date: Aug 12, 2011

Linda from Patterson says: Little Italy. So romantic and charming.

Post Date: Aug 8, 2011

Kimberly from Millbrook says: Gigi's in Rhinebeck - its a restaurant.

Post Date: Jul 26, 2011

ROBERT from Ossining says: Legal Sea Foods

Post Date: Jul 10, 2011

Lynn from Garnerville says: lunch in town

Post Date: Jun 14, 2011

Joseph from Briarcliff Manor says: timesquare

Post Date: Jun 12, 2011

REM from Carmel says: botanical gardens in Bronx

Post Date: May 20, 2011

lou from Fishkill Plains says: There is this cute little Italian restaurant called "Andiamo" (Let's go"), Very intimate, not too large, with good food, and, Andrea Bocelli's singing in the background.

Post Date: Apr 6, 2011

Robert from East Fishkill says: Not in my city but close enough; 'New World Home Cooking'.

Post Date: Mar 21, 2011

Frank from Ossining says: Arthur Avenue market and restaurants in The Bronx.

Post Date: Feb 1, 2011

Vinny from Monroe says: Italian restaurant with great food and wine and maybe some Sinatra in the backround.

Post Date: Jan 30, 2011

maryellen from Red Oaks Mill says: A day at mohonk mountain house in new paltz and then dinner.

Post Date: Jan 28, 2011

Noree from Poughkeepsie says: Shadows on the Hudson it's breathtaking the view of the Hudson and all the different dining rooms is fun

Post Date: Jan 23, 2011

Bente from Garrison says: In Manhattan, where I work, the Cafe Des Artistes, which is closed but is re-opening. In my home town, by the fire in my own home - or on the deck, watching the sun go down. I used to love the Rainbow Room for ballroom dancing, but it's closed. Would be great to find an elegant place for such evenings again.

Post Date: Jan 18, 2011

chris from Warwick says: High Point Park New Jersey




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.