There's no better place to explore on a date than the pretty manicured lawns and gardens of a botanical garden.Pro tip: plan to go later in the day or after the summer rush if you don't want to find yourself sweating in a greenhouse at mid-day.If you both have a bug for finding cheap records or furniture, take a walk around your neighborhood for the latest sidewalk sales or peruse the odds and ends at a nearby market.If you want to breeze through an hour or two on a date while getting some shopping in, invite your date to a flea market with enough activities that you'll never get bored. If you want to breeze through an hour or two on a date while getting some shopping in, invite your date to a flea market with enough activities that you'll never get bored. For those with a short attention span and an adventurous spirit, get to know your date over an adrenaline-racing round of arcade games. So why not take the stress out of a dinner date by opting for all of the best brunch fixings instead?
Dear Geekend readers, I am an introvert with social anxiety. The more open I've been online about my issues with shyness, the more I've found that many, many fellow geeks have the same insecurities.
Not that there's anything wrong with that, but a date is so nerve-wracking already that being on one in a crowded, loud restaurant makes it so much worse.
It's hard to concentrate on the person in front of me when there is so much stimuli around me.
They can be a bit pricey, but deal sites like Gilt and Groupon often offer amazing discounted options. You never know when that purchase (or the subsequent cheese-making skills) is going to come in handy. Use dating as an opportunity to check things off and tread unchartered waters.
And by ice cream social, we mean meet up at a self-serve ice cream or frozen yogurt shop. ) Aside from the awesome treat, it’s also pretty incredible how much you can learn about someone based on his or her topping choices. Visiting a historic site may not be the sexiest thing you’ve ever done, but you’ll never know until you try.