Portland Date Ideas from Portland Singles
Post Date: Jun 13, 201148PDXgal from Portland says: Anywhere in the Metroplitan area
Post Date: Apr 17, 2011Fran from Portland says: I don't know about a date location within the city, but I'd love someone to open up the world of hiking and camping to me and take me out to explore the beautiful state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Post Date: Mar 19, 2011James from Portland says: Red Wood Park and the beach during the summer evening sunset
Post Date: Mar 17, 2011Jim from Portland says: Fong Chong, in Portland, for Dim Sum.
Post Date: Mar 14, 2011marilyn from Portland says: The Japanese Garden.
Post Date: Mar 3, 2011Judy from Portland says: The Olive Garden
Post Date: Feb 19, 2011William from Portland says: A nice dinner at Stanford's restaurant, then go to a concert or sporting event together. I also like to go to art museums and galleries, and go have a nice dinner at a nice steakhouse, and have a couple of drinks. I also like to be a little spontaneous and travel to another city take in the sights with my date, and explore the local scene.
Post Date: Feb 3, 2011Holly from Portland says: in Portland, there are way too many places even to begin to count! I'm a big fan of Pok Pok, KIr, Hubers, Secret Society Lounge and Toro Bravo so far...
Post Date: Feb 1, 2011Don from Portland says: Too many choices. Depends on first date or after knowing one another! For first date, there's a great little pub call Pub181 near my house, not a dive, not too stuffy and they've got great food and drinks. Kennedy school is another great spot!
Post Date: Jan 22, 2011Stacy from Portland says: I like to follow my moods. Portland is a great city with lots of exciting as well as calm and romantic things to do. I really do love a great rock show though :)
Post Date: Jan 16, 2011emma from Portland says: my favorite date location is Washington SQuare and Downtown portland.
Post Date: Jan 9, 2011Thao from Portland says: Oregon Coast is a good way to getaway for a romantic. Spent time together, snuggle and camp fire at the beach to keep us warm. Would it be nice when you wake up in the morning and you want to cuddle together and you don't want your partner to leave? lol....mmmm that would be great to see my partner every morning and make breakfast together. Oh by way, I am bilingual in English and Vietnamese.
Post Date: Aug 7, 2011Michael from Bethany says: I do love casual locations with a nice atmosphere, most McMenamins fit that bill just fine !
Post Date: Jul 24, 2011Dan from Beaverton says: Something cheap, say Cha Cha Cha, maybe McDonalds or Taco Bell; depends on my mood.
Post Date: Jul 8, 2011Emerson from Lake Oswego says: Tucci's
Excellent Romantic Italian Dining
Facts about Portland Singles
* Source - PerfectMatch Members
When asked about their Education, they answered
Some college (26.1%)
Bachelors degree (22.6%)
High school (13.0%)
When asked about their Profession, they answered
Medical/Health services (9.7%)
Self employed (9.0%)
When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (49.5%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (30.1%)
When asked if they Smoked, they answered
When asked about Drinking, they answered
Do not drink (15.7%)
When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Religion is not important to me (29.1%)
Attend religious services occasionally (22.9%)
Worship in private (20.0%)
When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Long massage (14.3%)
Candlelit dinner at home (10.8%)
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.