Laurel Park Date Ideas from Laurel Park Singles

Post Date: Aug 14, 2011

Cindy from Black Mountain says: Downtown Asheville... I like Jack of the Wood, Fiore's, Tupelo Honey - to name a few.

Post Date: Jun 15, 2011

Bart from Asheville says: The Admiral Restaurant

Post Date: Apr 3, 2011

Trent from Asheville says: Ashe-vegas is great! Fine food and wine. Eclectic art and history....the city is the location.

Post Date: Mar 15, 2011

Becky from Asheville says: Grove Park Inn. Lots to do and see.

Post Date: Mar 13, 2011

thressa from Hendersonville says: a good date location would be going to fats cafe and having a couple of drinks.

Post Date: Mar 13, 2011

Jim from Arden says: Hickory Tavern

Post Date: Mar 8, 2011

Katie from Clyde says: Heading to Asheville for a great meal and to see a movie.

Post Date: Mar 4, 2011

marilyn from Tryon says: my new city, which i just moved to - is a small 4 block town , a hamlet really ...my favorite place is my "game room" at the inn if by myself readingor watching a movie...the garden/yard if contemplating and merging with nature and the kitchen if creating foods for guests...my sewing spaces if "lost in my world" of designing...m

Post Date: Feb 23, 2011

George from Asheville says: Sunset on the deck of The Grove Park Inn.

Post Date: Feb 16, 2011

Susanne from Asheville says: Enjoying an ethnic meal at one of our local restaurants, then walking around town. Catching a movie and especially a foreign one in downtown. A fun night at our local Tourist Baseball field. The great free festivals are always enjoyable. Out of immediate area has to be exploring the gorgeous waterfalls we are so lucky to have at our fingertips.

Post Date: Jan 9, 2011

Janet from Weaverville says: Wow! Way too many. Lots of mice quiet restaurants, but one of my favorites is to take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Pisgah Inn for dinner. It's a beautiful drive and the views from the restaurant can be spectacular.

Post Date: Jan 4, 2011

audrey from Hendersonville says: LAKE LURE




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.