10 Ideas for a Great Date

Wondering where to take him/her for a great date?  The local metro news lists ten different ideas ranging from wine tasting to helping others.  No mention of a walk on the beach though.  And that’s free… unless you live inland and need to fly or drive to the beach…

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Toxic Dating Experience?

Have you had a toxic dating experience?

In a new telephone survey of 1,025 Americans:
35% of Americans say they have dated a ‘jerk,’ 33% have dated a ‘creep’ and 18% have even dated a ‘witch.’ Overall, 21% of Americans have had dating experiences they describe as ‘toxic.’  Read more..

To look at the positive side – 79% didn’t have a toxic dating experience…

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Same Sex Experience

The National Center for Health Statistics in the US released the results of the “National Survey of Family Growth” done in 2002.   11 percent of women between the ages of 25-44 reported having had a same sex experience at some point in their live. 14% of women aged 20-29 years of age indicated they have had sexual contact with a woman while 12.3 % of women aged 35-39 made the same claim. 

Only 6.5% of men aged 25-44 years of age reported having had sexual contact with a same sex partner.

Only 4.1% of women and 4.9% of men  aged 18-59 reported having a same sex experience in the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey study.

If you’re looking for a same-sex experience, check out our dating reviews:

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Source:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad362.pdf   (page 12)

Note:  The question pertaining to same sex relations differed significantly for the males and females.

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For the Bicurious Woman

If you’re a bicurious woman, you’re not alone.  It seems that more women are taking action to explore their bi-curiousity.  Whether it’s just making out with their female friends on the dance floor or falling completely in love (and in bed) with a woman.

Jen Sincero wrote about her experience in her book:  The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping With Chicks

She even hold workshops on how to meet girls and sex basics.

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Office Romance

Vault released the results from it’s 2005 Office Romance Survey.  Of the 610 employees who were surveyed, 58% admitted to being involved in an office romance.  Only 19% were open about the romance at work. 

If you’re not having any luck online, this statistic may be comforting.  22% of those surveyed said they met their spouse or partner at work.  Remember to check what your workplace policy is on office romance before going down that path…

Vault.com

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Cupid is looking for you…

Executive Search Dating, a local Vancouver matchmaking business, dispatched their ‘Cupid Strike Force’ to the Waterfront skytrain station last Friday. If daters won’t come to you – go find them!

There was no news whether any matches were made. 

Source:  Metro Vancouver Daily newspaper

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Ready to meet your match onboard your next flight?

If you don’t have time to meet love online because you travel a lot for work, AirTroductions was made for you.  They bill themselves as an onboard matching service.  What’s next?  Underwater dating?  Psst…meet me at the coral reef.

Source: USA Today

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Playing with Matches: Misadventures in Dating (Book)

I first heard about Amy Cameron’s book "Playing with Matches" when she was a guest on the local TV show "Urban Rush."  Some of the bad dating stories she shared were really funny.  Of course I can’t recall any in particular right now…

Her book includes 300 stories about bad dates experienced by women.  Cameron includes her own personal bad dates in almost all of the chapters.

Consumer reviews were very positive.  Just reading the stories will, if nothing else, let you know that you’re not alone when it comes to bad dating stories. 

Do you have any bad dating stories?  She’s looking for more…

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Romance Yourself

"To love one’s self is the beginning of a life-long romance"
Oscar Wilde

Love really does start with ourselves as others can only love us to the degree we love ourselves and let love in. 

It’s very atractive when someone truly accepts themselves. 

You can send yourself flowers and chocolates.  You don’t need a boyfriend or girlfriend for that to happen.  Romance yourself.  You can even send yourself love letters reminding yourself what’s special about you.

How will you start your life-long romance with yourself?

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Senior Dating in the News

Two tidbits about senior dating:

  • According to internet research, more and more seniors are dating online.  18 percent of all internet daters in January 2005 were 55 years or over.  That’s 4.8 million daters!

    "Date.com says sign-ups of members age 65 and older increased 78.5 percent from January 2004 to January 2005. Match.com , one of the biggest online dating sites, in January attracted 704,000 visitors age 55 or older, up from 606,000 a year earlier."

    Source:  Young adults aren’t the only ones trying online dating (article)

  • Beware of Scams

    A con artists used an online dating service and scammed $100,000 out of a widow.

    While we want to think everyone has good intentions on an online dating site, some don’t.  So trust your gut.  If you’re not sure about something, put off any decision until you can talk about it with a trusted family member or friend.

    To keep up to day on the latest scams – both offline and online – visit the Better Business Bureau(R).  They have a list of current (and older) scams on their website.  If your gut is telling you that something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t!

    Source:  Con Man

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