Northampton Date Ideas from Northampton Singles

Post Date: Jul 27, 2011

Edward from Port Jefferson Station says: Tavern on the Green

Post Date: Jun 25, 2011

Carol from Stony Brook says: The Three Village Inn Mirabelle Restaurant.

Post Date: Jun 14, 2011

Robert from Ronkonkoma says: Wherever you want hun. Anywhere that makes you happy! = )

Post Date: Jun 13, 2011

randy from Stony Brook says: down by the shore having dinner by the water watching the sun set

Post Date: Jun 6, 2011

LESLIE from Ronkonkoma says: ANY THING BY THE WATER!!

Post Date: Jun 6, 2011

chris from Manorville says: A quite ,romantic french restaurant

Post Date: May 5, 2011

dennis from South Setauket says: Rockefeller Center at Christmas time.

Post Date: Apr 22, 2011

Regina from Sound Beach says: A walk on the beach and just enjoying the sun or searching for beach glass or interesting rock. Taking our shoes off and getting our feet wet. Sitting and talking and just enjoying the beauty of it all.

Post Date: Apr 19, 2011

Karen from Rocky Point says: Anywhere my favorite local group, Easy Street, is playing.

Post Date: Apr 19, 2011

Donna from Holbrook says: I consider my city NYC and if on a date, anything goes in the city which is filled with cultural venues, wonderful restaurants and a host of shows, flea markets and shopping.

Post Date: Apr 13, 2011

Joanne from Yaphank says: New York City anywhere! I live in Eastern Long Island but work in the NYC every day!

Post Date: Mar 27, 2011

mary from Smithtown says: I don't have a favorite date location but Cheesecake Factory is nearby and that is always fun.

Post Date: Feb 17, 2011

Susan from Wading River says: Soho, so many interesting people going bye, you can sit near Washington Square and enjoy the scenery on a beautiful day or walking through Central Park.

Post Date: Jan 13, 2011

Michael from Saint James says: Spanish Restaurant ? Anything that suits her.

Post Date: May 13, 2011

louis from Islandia says: dave and busters

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.