North Carolina Date Ideas from North Carolina Singles
Post Date: Apr 1, 2011Karen from Lewisville says: The Hawthorne Inn - dancing! Restaurants are too many to list. We have excellent places to enjoy a wonderful meal.
Post Date: Mar 29, 2011Samira from Charlotte says: My favorite date location is the Lava Bistro because of the great food and their outdoor seating.
Post Date: Mar 29, 2011marie from Wake Forest says: Papparazzi in Raleigh N.C.
Post Date: Sep 4, 2011Eve from Pittsboro says: There aren't a whole lot of extraordinary date locations in the small town in North Carolina where I live. So if I had my way, I would go to the outer banks and have dinner at an ocean front restaurant, just at sunset.
Before I moved to NC 3 years ago, I lived in Washington DC, so I frequently visit there. A phenomenal date for me in DC would include dinner at Citronelle, followed by a walk along the Tidal Basin. then finish up with a couple of hours at small jazz club.
Post Date: Sep 4, 2011dottieinnc from Stanfield says: have not dated in a while, but would love going to the zoo
Post Date: Aug 18, 2011Philip from Charlotte says: I like dining out and am fairly new to Charlotte. I do however, like trendy areas such as Elizabeth, Dilworth, Uptown. I like to explore new restaurants in these areas as well as others. I also like to take walks in Freedom park when the weather is nice.
Post Date: Aug 15, 2011Jennifer from Rolesville says: My favorite place to go is Shucker's Oyster Bar. Sitting on the patio during the summer listening to live music and having a glass of wine is wonderful.
Post Date: Aug 15, 2011Shannon from Greensboro says: Printworks Bistro.....The ambience is amazing and the food is even better. It is also connected to my favorite boutique hotels, The Proximity....Food and romance all in one.....
Post Date: Aug 14, 2011Cindy from Black Mountain says: Downtown Asheville... I like Jack of the Wood, Fiore's, Tupelo Honey - to name a few.
Post Date: Aug 13, 2011Linda from Davidson says: Birkdale Village on a summer evening
Post Date: Aug 8, 2011sylvia from Cary says: Having sushi and a martini at the bar at Spice Street in Chapel Hill
Post Date: Jul 30, 2011Chris from High Point says: I love living in the Triad. You have three totally different cities each with a different vibe. Winston has a great artsy, cultural vibe with lots a great places to eat. There's a definite city feel to Greensboro that I love. Cheesecake at Alex's or coffee at the Green Bean is always perfect. As for High Point, it's where I live so, at least for now, it's home.
Post Date: Jul 23, 2011Robin from Farmington says: Going to eat at Sagebrush and head to Winston-Salem and catch a movie with the one I love.
Post Date: Jul 22, 2011Elle from Durham says: Glenwood South, Beyu Cafe, Jibarra's Tequila Lounge
Post Date: Jul 16, 2011Ayla from Charlotte says: A quite dinner someplace that caters to couple. I like Mimosa Grill, Red Rocks but trying a new place is always fun and exciting.
Facts about North Carolina Singles
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When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (4.6%)
Bachelors degree (4.5%)
High school (2.4%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (11.0%)
Self employed (9.4%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (10.7%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (5.7%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (3.6%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (6.1%)
Attend religious services regularly (4.2%)
Worship in private (3.6%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (2.7%)
Candlelit dinner at home (2.3%)
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.