About Raleigh Singles

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 16.6% of Raleigh Singles say their sense of humor is: Sarcasm 
 25.5% of Raleigh Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Raleigh Date Ideas from Raleigh Singles

Post Date: Jul 3, 2011

Faye from Raleigh says: Downtown Raleigh, or Crabtree Valley at Brio Tuscan Grille, or McCormick & Schmidt.

Post Date: Jun 24, 2011

Roger from Raleigh says: I'm not sure I have one. It might be a really good restaurant (I like to experiment) or a good Mexican joint or a nature trail or a ballgame or PlayMakers Repertory Theater or the symphony or a nice couch ...

Post Date: Jun 13, 2011

Matthew from Raleigh says: Helmand providence.

Post Date: May 18, 2011

Ruth from Raleigh says: Oliver Twist

Post Date: May 12, 2011

Renee from Raleigh says: The Cheesecake Factory.

Post Date: May 2, 2011

Doug from Raleigh says: Glenwood South Area

Post Date: Mar 23, 2011

Christine from Raleigh says: Vinnie's Restaurant in North Raleigh

Post Date: Mar 7, 2011

Sandra from Raleigh says: The lake, downtown, sitting outside, jazz club if there is one. Flying preferably in a personal little plane with a very good pilot.

Post Date: Jan 24, 2011

Susan from Raleigh says: Can't pin point it to one place...any mountain back road or stretch of beach to walk....

Post Date: Jan 11, 2011

jim from Raleigh says: dos taquitos

Post Date: Aug 15, 2011

Jennifer 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 8, 2011

sylvia from Cary says: Having sushi and a martini at the bar at Spice Street in Chapel Hill

Post Date: Jul 22, 2011

Elle from Durham says: Glenwood South, Beyu Cafe, Jibarra's Tequila Lounge

Post Date: Jul 9, 2011

jan from Chapel Hill says: There are lots..... : ) But for a first date - I'd say the bar at Spice Street probably, or Acme perhaps?

Post Date: Jul 3, 2011

Wendy from Holly Springs says: Panera Bread Crossroads Starbucks anywhere

Facts about Raleigh Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Bachelors degree (29.3%)
Some college (23.6%)
Graduate degree (12.7%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (9.8%)
Technical/Science/Engineering (9.4%)
Student (8.2%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Sarcasm (16.6%)
Dry (11.0%)
Wisecrack (9.7%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (54.9%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (28.0%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (1.7%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (67.8%)
Socially (10.7%)
Moderately (6.3%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (63.3%)
Do not drink (14.4%)
Moderately (9.5%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Attend religious services occasionally (34.6%)
Attend religious services regularly (19.4%)
Worship in private (15.4%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (25.5%)
Candlelit dinner at home (13.8%)
Long massage (13.1%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Dog (41.0%)
Cat (30.6%)
Bird (3.5%)

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.