10 Cool Places to Go to On Your First Date

fair-540126_640First dates can be pretty scary. You can feel the pressure to impress the other person and be able to win his or her heart. There are many things that can happen in your first date. Being able to have an enjoyable experience on your first date can ensure that he or she will go for a second, third and more dates in the future.

One of the most important factors in a date is the location. This is the backdrop of the whole date. If you go to a place that does not suit you, then the date may not be as great as it should be. Here are the ten best places to have a date.

A Theme Park

A theme park is a good place to go to on a first date because it has so much to offer. You can have so much fun together. Normally on first dates you feel nervous and agitated but here you can scream out your scared heart and then release the tension. You can both relieve the beauty of your childhood in a theme park. There are so many activities you can do here, from eating cotton candy to riding a mega roller coaster. This date would be an instant hit because it would be very memorable.

AirSoft / Laser Tag Place

OK you may say this is a bit extreme but it does bring out adrenaline. If you both feel that excitement, it gives you instant connection. Going on a shooting game would be cool because it draws out a bit of competitive spirit.

Volunteer Foundations and Soup Kitchens

If you both have a soft heart, then this would be a nice place to go to. Another thing is you can judge a person’s character by the way he or she handles people who may seem less fortunate than he or she is. Sharing a kind experience really makes you bond together.

An Eat All You Can Buffet

Well most people would like to pretend when they go on a first date, but trying to sample different kinds of food would be fun. It does not mean that you have to pig out like there is no tomorrow on your date, all it means is that sharing a cool meal with someone can make a nice and interesting date. This sort of get together can allow you to taste different kinds of food and giving your comments about it. And what could be better than sharing the gift of food?

Planetarium

This would be a great date idea for those science enthusiasts at heart. Going to the planetarium is very romantic and is not geeky at all. You can both look at your favorite stars and spot them in the “sky”.

Riding a Local Ferry

Being on the water is such a romantic factor. Even if you are in the city, there is a probably a nearby body of water where you can catch the afternoon ferry. You can both watch the sun as it goes down in the horizon.

Dining in the Dark Restaurants or Any Weird Restaurants

This would be cool because it is a novel concept that both of you can enjoy. It may be a bit daunting to eat in a totally dark place but it would be fun to let your guard down and not to be totally conscious about the way you look. On the other hand restaurants which offer exotic or weird food can be fun too if you’re both up for it.

Art or Cooking Classes

Finger painting has been proved to fight stress. Sharing an artistic thing can be really enjoyable. It brings that side of you that believes in all things beautiful. Art can make you feel relaxed, happy and energetic and sharing that vibe would make you bond more. Cooking on the other hand is a fun way to enjoy each other’s company. In a cooking class, you can see how well each other can handle the “heat” so to speak. You can even try remaking the food you cooked in class at home, together.

Nearby Garden

Seeing nature makes people feel relaxed. Some local gardens offer you the experience of picking fruits and vegetables and even cooking them up for you. You can also see some butterflies in these places. Communing with nature can be a nice way to get to know someone. You can see right away if the person is superficial once you guys start getting your hands dirty as you go through the produce and flowers.

Rooftop of Building

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Yes this may sound a bit daunting but it is very romantic. Setting up a nice scene with a candlelit dinner on the top of the roof of even your apartment building can be a total thumbs up for you. Women really dig this thing. On the other hand, if you are the lady inviting the man, you can lay some blankets and pillows and then you bring a portable DVD player or laptop so that you can watch a nice movie with the guy. I mean it may seem too much but if you want to impress, then by all means do this!

Easy stuff

Well if ever you do get scared of trying these ten things I have mentioned, there is always the other reliable two places you can go to: the park and the cinema. This places can be a favorite go to place for dates but they still work well in bringing people together.

Park

Parks are not boring, they can be fun places too. You can both go for a jog there. You can also set up a picnic. If you both love dogs, why not bring your furry friends along? It would be really nice and interesting date to be able to just be yourselves. One of my favorite things to do in a park is flying kites. This really brings out the kid in you.

Cinema

This is the number one classic date place. But don’t discount it yet just because a lot of people have done it already. Going to a movie both of you can enjoy can allow you to have something to talk about after. If it is an action movie then both of you can be thrilled, if it is a comedy then laughter really takes off the edge and nervousness.

 

 

 

10 Kinds of Women You Will Date

10 Types of WomenOh yeah women. You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. They are the wonderful, beautiful, feminine and sometimes crazy species that men love. Women have always help a special place in the universe, much like the stars and the planets. They wield a special power that is both great yet gentle. And yes women can be sometimes strange. There are so many bits and pieces that work together in their mechanisms that they are just simply amazing.

So here I have taken the liberty of laying down a few types of women that you will see out there. Though I am not really into quantifying and qualifying people into groups, I would like to help you out and share with you the types of women out there.

The Princess

She loves the color pink or purple. She is dainty and sweet and yet she can be downright bossy at times. She is a perfectionist. The princess is the type of girl who does not want to be let down. She is everybody’s favorite, yet a lot of times everybody hates her a bit

If you date this girl, prepare a bit of romance; she is likely to fall for you if you do the grand gesture. She loves flowers, romantic movies, pets and all out cuteness. She can be really sweet, but the down side is that princesses can also be demanding. Yet the Princess can be a damsel in distress, she would like you to rescue her.

The Queen

Don’t mistake the Queen for being a Princess. The Queen is a totally different woman. A Queen is a woman who is on the top of her game. She can run the world and then some. She is beautiful and classy yet knows what she wants. Sometimes she can be manipulative and controlling so that she can get her way. But a Queen is a Queen. She does not take nonsense from people around her. She can be loving and kind too, but don’t mistake that for weakness.

If you are lucky to date a Queen, be prepared. She does not like to be dominated upon especially if she is the Queen of Hearts type. Sometimes Queens are a little difficult to deal with because they know that they are always right.

The Artist

She is the girl who loves art, writing, painting, music or whatever art form she is fascinated with. The Artist is the girl who does not care if her hands get dirty for the sake of her art. She loves coffee or tea. Sometimes she listens to weird music. The Artist kind of woman wants a man who she can be inspired with. She can either like you because you are so damaged and she thinks you such a tragic tale or she may have high ideals much like a fictional character she writes about. You would usually see her in not so usual clothes.

If you get to date an Artist, be open minded. Sometimes she wants to be alone to do her art, yet sometimes she wants to be beside you all the time. The Artist can have a roller coaster of emotions too. She is not your average girl.

Career Woman/Lioness

This woman is a huntress. She keeps her eyes on the price. If you get to date her sometimes she can be intimidating. She loves her job. She has a great job that she loves and is on the top of her game or is working hard to get there. Sometimes you feel that she does not give you enough attention because she is too focused on her job. She is never after your money though, because she knows she can work for herself and make money for the stuff that she needs. This woman does not mind splitting the bill because she knows how hard it is to earn cash. The great thing about this girl is that she won’t question you for working hard because she is works hard too. She won’t be too demanding at that too. This type of lady though can sometimes be distracted easily by her work too. She can be on her phone at times calling people, but if she thinks that you are worthy of her time then she can put those down.

Nurturer

She is the woman that you bring home to your parents and your mother just beams at her. She is the sort of woman who loves cooking and taking care of people. No don’t mistake her for a nanny or housekeeper material, she is not that. She is a woman who despite all her other stuff, takes time to care for you. She will give you massages when your body hurts, she will cook your favorite food.

When you begin dating this lady you can see that she is a Nurturer because she asks about your day and intently listens to your stories. She likes picnics and does not mind getting her hands dirty too. She like volunteer work. If you get lucky to date this girl, don’t let her go. She may look a bit plain at times and not to glam but she is the kind of woman that is for keeps.

Tough Chick

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As the title goes, this lady is one tough cookie. She may have a rough exterior but is still a lady inside. She likes cars and she believes in the feminine power. She thinks that women are equals of men. Sometimes it is hard to get into an argument with this girl because she knows her battles and won’t stand down for them.

This girl is a girl you bring with your buddies, she can surf, ride a bike, drive and drink a beer and still be oh so pretty. She is no damsel in distress. She loves active sports or loves power. You talk to her about cars and computers but she won’t get bored.

Vixen

Now, now be careful with this type of girl. She will break your heart into pieces. The Vixen knows all her assets and is not afraid to use it. She can charm her way into anything. She can look innocent and sweet but she can be very manipulative. The Vixen has a special sex appeal that every man wants. This lady can be cunning and smart. It would difficult to tame her. She is not interested to be someone’s housewife. If you date this girl, you must bring your A-game, otherwise you will just lose. You must a completely irresistible man for her to put her full attention on you. If you get to tame a Vixen then you must keep her interested, otherwise if she get bored she might just leave.

Train Wreck

Now this lady you have to stay away from. She either throws sob stories about her childhood or her exes when you go out on dates. She probably is a broke as hell but still shops like Paris Hilton. She has many drunken stories to tell. She may have also slept with so many guys she lost count (though I don’t really think that is the bad part but the part where she does it to boost her confidence). At first she may be nice and sweet, but she may be desperate and cloying in the end. If you get into a real relationship with her, she will pull you down with all her baggage. She will nag, scream and cry to get your attention.

Rainbow Bright

Yes, yes rainbows are nice but not all the time. This girl has a very positive outlook in life. She probably goes to church a lot or helps in charities too. She is a very positive person but sometimes it gets to you because she hate pessimism. This girl only melds with male version of Rainbow Bright. If you rant to her, she will give you a pep talk to pull you back up.

When you guys go out on dates, she is constantly smiling. She never seems to complain about anything. She is easy to please. But this may be the cause of you getting bored of her.

The Conclusion

There are literally tons of women out there. Knowing which one you would like to date would help you stay away from the psycho ones. There are real gems there in the rough. Don’t be fooled appearances, for beauty is in… Say what?! Again it’s your choice. Don’t let the society tell you otherwise.

10 Things to Avoid Doing on a Date

Dating can be pretty exciting. We get all nervous and jittery on our first dates. Some of us stare at the mirror for ages thinking about what to say or do during the date. We calculate our chances with the other person. There are just so many things that we can think of that the date can turn out into; some are good outcomes, while some are bad. Dating is much like gambling, we are never sure how things would turn out. We may be expecting something but things happen and everything shifts. On the other hand we can always learn to play the cards we are dealt with well.

Dating has rules too. Can’t just go out there and do whatever pleases you, otherwise you might end up with no one because everyone else tries to run away from you. There are manners and etiquettes that you should follow in order to look like a great catch. You are not a monkey (literally speaking, but yeah we were all descended from primates), so don’t act like one. Now I have taken the liberty to lay down some ground rules of the stuff you should not do on dates.

1. Don’t Talk Too Much About Your Self

Nothing can be more boring than listening to someone who is just interested in him or herself. The constant jabbering and jabbering about how great you are or what a nice person you are is just something that would send someone running on their heels in minutes. Allow the other person to talk. Listen to him or her intently. Many people commit the mistake of talking too much because they want to appear interesting to the other person. But the secret to attracting someone is to show that you are actually interested in them. If you are not interested in them and you are only interested in talking about yourself, then you should have just dated yourself.

A person who talks and talks about him or herself is either self-centered, narcissistic, lonely, or insecure or all of the above. On the other hand a nice person to talk to is open to ideas. He or she laughs at the other persons jokes and exchanges ideas in a bright and smart way.

2. Stop Talking About Your Ex or How Depressing Your Job Is

This person agreed to go out on a date with you because he or she remotely thought that he or she will have a bit of fun. He or she did not sign up to be your therapist. I mean it is ok to talk about this if you guys have gotten a few dates or so, but if you are just on date number one or date number 10 then you should shut your mouth about how awful your life is. Life is full of depressing things already, this person did not date you to add more stress into his or her life.

Even if you have known this person for a very long time you still should not treat your date like a sob session. You are dating because you want to go to the next level. If you want to just rant all night then you should have never called it a date but rather a drinking-crying-ranting session.

3. Don’t Expect the Other Person to Pick Up the Bill

Classic date scenario: Man picks up the girl at 7PM, man drives to the restaurant, man orders the food and then… man pays for the bill? Not! Girls, girls, girls (or boys for that matter), please don’t treat your date like your parent, it is not their obligation to pay for the whole bill. I mean we are not in the Victorian era any more. No one should be forced to pay for something that you both enjoyed.

Dating as two consenting adults comes with responsibilities. One of this is bringing enough cash (or credit card) to cover for the meal. Offering to pay for the movie while the other one pays for dinner would be nice too.

4. Acting Too Clingy

Hello this is a date, you guys are not yet boyfriend or girlfriend yet. This is just down right irritating. Clinginess is a sure sign of being desperate. I mean crazy stalker like desperate. It is such a big turn off if the girl keeps on texting and texting after the date like a jealous wife. If a man is too clingy, then he seems like a stalker. There is a thin line between being sweet and being clingy. Signs of clinginess are agreeing with everything the other person says, stalking his or her Facebook account, sending a ton of messages and trying to follow the person around like a lonely puppy. If you start doing such things, stop yourself, you may still save your face or better yet ask your friends to stop you.

5. Don’t Pretend to be Someone You’re Not

Pretending to be someone you are not is not just difficult, it is also obvious. No one likes a fake. If you can’t be the person he or she wants then don’t go out with them because in the long run, once you become bf-gf, and all the lovey-dovey is gone, then you will absolutely hate each other. Don’t act like a super cool guy when you are more of a boy next door or even an anime fan. There is someone out there who absolutely adores the type of person you are, there is no need to curtail your personality just to fit someone’s standards.

6. Don’t Over Dress

I mean sometimes we do get too excited to go on a date. We can’t sleep the night before just picturing how our date will go. We plan our outfits and spend hours in front of the mirror to look fab, but there is no need to go to a signature store to get new threads. Wearing something simple and elegant works best for girls. Women who put too much make up on is such a turn off. For men, a simple watch and if your wear earrings, one stud is fine. Putting on too much will make you look like a Christmas tree. Don’t spray too much perfume, you are not there to be a mosquito repellent.

7. Do Not Assume

There is nothing more infuriating than a girl or a boy who is assuming. Just because you have one date it does not mean that he or she is head over heels for you. Be casual and cool, not clingy. Do not assume that the girl went out with you that she is going to spread her legs right away, do not assume that a man is going to be your husband just because you had a date. This is one of the biggest turn offs ever, being too assuming.

8. Don’t Act Like a Slob

Yes, I said be yourself, but there is such a thing a good manners. Do not show up not showered and looking like a pig (or worse smelling like one). Act as if you are interested and willing to go a bit further than your normal self. Try to eat like you’re a person and not a goat. Don’t make slurping sounds. Don’t drink too much. Laugh like a human and not like a hyena.

9. Don’t Turn It Into A Group Date

If you want to bring your friend, you have to tell your date. Bringing a friend to your date can make him or her out of place and uncomfortable. He or she wanted to go out with you and not your peer group. Unless you both wanted it to be a group date, don’t turn it into one.

If you are wanting to have a chaperon of some sort or a backup plan just in case it’s a blind date, do it discreetly. If you are young and in need of a real chaperon, then maybe that is fine. If you need someone to rescue you in case the person you are meeting turns out to be an ogre then have your friend hide somewhere.

This is the most important thing here. I mean pity dates are so out of season. If you don’t like the guy or girl spare him or her and yourself the trouble and the money that you will put out on a date. Unless you are so desperate to find someone, like an itch to get married or something crazy, don’t force it. Dating someone you dislike is like eating a piece of cardboard, it is awful. I mean it may not be that bad, but it sure won’t be something you will want to experience.

Dating is not like brain surgery or algebra. It is not supposed to be that difficult. However, there are a few things to consider to avoid falling into the trap of dating boo-boos. I hope these tips helped you out. Got to go!

 

 

10 Cool Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

 

 

In a few days the Day of Hearts will arrive. Couples all googly eyed will be going to flower shops, chocolateries and confectionary shops, jewelry stores and stuffed toy aisles. All these are great gifts because it’s really the thought that counts. On the other hand, you can wow your Valentine by giving him or her something different or something with a personal touch.

  1. Bake a cake – It doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, baking a cake for someone is truly romantic. The cake does not even have to look too beautiful… You can just bake the cake, follow the instructions from a book or the internet, skip the frosting or just use cream cheese with sugar and use M&M’s to write down your message. It may sound difficult, but it’s not. Baking cake does not need kneading; all you need to do is just mix all the dry stuff first and then all the wet stuff and then put them together and stick it in a preheated oven.

It’s really romantic because it’s a sweet treat and you made it.

  1. A Bunch of Balloons with Messages – You can either buy some pre-blown up balloons from a party store or have them make messages on them or you can buy a bunch of uninflated balloons and blow them up with a small pump if you have one. You can write your messages in small bits of paper and you’re date can start popping the balloons to read the messages or you can tape a small card on the balloon itself or at the bottom of the string (if the balloon is helium filled so it can fly).
  2. A Personalized Booklet of Vouchers – Well this can be a pretty special one. You can use it for either someone you just met or someone you’ve been with forever. For newly dating couples or for someone who you’ve only dated once, you can put down something like: “Free Coffee!! Delivered to your office desk, so you don’t need to hurry!” For couples who have been together for a long time, you can put a voucher for “I will cook for you today” o4r “30 Minute Back Massage”.
  3. A “Mix Tape” – This may sound really old and cheesy but you can make a modern version of a mix tape. You can download songs and save them into a flash drive or cd of messages you’d want to tell that special someone. You can also put songs that both of you have listened to or something you know he or she likes.
  4. A Hand Drawn Greeting Card – Yes, your drawing skills maybe no better than a six-year-old’s but it’s really sweet to see a card which is hand made. You can buy cardboard paper or craft paper from the book store. Fold it in half or in four. Draw something on the front and then write your message. In this day and age of technology, nothing spells romantic than a personalized handmade letter.
  5. A Scrapbook – Now this one maybe more for the seasoned partners, though newly dating ones can do this too but just don’t go overboard. For couples who have had lots of memories together, putting it all in a scrapbook maybe a great way to remind him or her that you really value your memories.
  6. A Picnic Basket – It’s not just Yogi Bear that likes picnic baskets, your date may love it too! This gift can have the stuff that you would need for a great picnic date. You can make a cute Sharpe/marker lettering on the blanket to say your sweet message.
  7. Something personal – Give him or her something you know he or she will truly love. For example if he likes to do DIY, why not give him a set of tools or if she is a booklover give her a book she is dying to read.
  8. Couple Shirts – Yeah this is the ultimate cheesiness, but it is really romantic. I mean you guys would be wearing a shirt with messages like “He is Mr. Right” and “She is Ms./Mrs. Always Right”. Hehehe…
  9. A Personalized Item – You can give a personalized coffee mug, towel, pen; the choices are endless. It is a wonderful gift because it means you value that person a lot and that knowing what he or she likes matter to you. You can personalize almost everything.

There are so many creative gifts that you can give this V-day. The choices are endless. You still do the tradition

10 Aphrodisiac foods for love

The mind is a powerful tool that has the ability to steer the body in a certain direction especially on matters where feelings. This means that one can command their bodies and minds to switch to a certain emotional mode to accept and focus on certain feelings. However, at times this might be difficult especially when you are in distress or simply have a lot on your plate to think about. When this happens or if you simply need a little help in enhancing sexual, passionate and romantic feelings then aphrodisiacs are the perfect solution. Aphrodisiacs can be found in food which makes it more fun but you need to learn these kinds of food. What is the dictionary definition of an Aphrodisiac?

1. Oysters

oysters photoIf you love see food then oysters are the ideal aphrodisiac food for you. Some oysters are known to change their sex from male or female and back. This is believed to help humans experience both masculine and feminine heights of love. Oysters contain vitamin B and E which contain amino acids that helps to trigger the sex hormones. These vitamins also make you look beautiful which is a great confidence booster.

Oysters also have a high zinc content which is important in sperm production and increase in libido. If taken on a regular basis, oysters are known to get rid of depression and promote a sense of well being especially because of the omega 3 fatty acids that they contain. When I recently got a Psychic Source reading after finding this review, my clairvoyant actually recommended I eat oysters to bring love into my life, I started doing this and I know it sounds weird but ladies were approaching me far more often than normal after trying this!

2. Avocado

This healthy fruit is rich in potassium, which regulates the female thyroid gland which in turn makes a woman look good. It also contains vitamins E and B6 which is essential in the production of male hormones.

3. Honey 
Honey is not only sweet but contains vitamin B which helps in the production of testosterone. It also has some trace minerals such as boron which is essential in metabolizing the female sex hormone estrogen. Studies have shown that taking three ounces of honey a day leads increases the level of nitric oxide in the system. Nitric oxide is the chemical released in the blood when arousal occurs. When mixed with ginger and pepper, it works great as a sexual stimulant.

4. Bananas
These are a great source of potassium, Vitamin B and Magnesium. They are also rich in chelating minerals and bromelain enzyme known to enhance the male libido. All of these nutrients are essential in the production of sex hormones. Their phallic shape leads to bananas being associated with sex.

5. Asparagus
It is a great source of potassium, vitamins A, B6, C and E, fiber, folic and thiamine acid. Asparagus’ have the ability to boost histamine production which comes in handy in helping one achieve orgasm. The vitamin E is essential in the production of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone which helps in the stimulation of sexual responses. This spring vegetable is well known to produce lust in both men and women.

6. Almonds
For years, these have been known as the symbol of fertility hence considered a great aphrodisiac. They are rich in vitamin E, fiber and magnesium which are great in the promotion of general well being. When roasted, almonds produce an arousing aroma stimulate passion and desire in women.

7. Wine/ Champagne 
Alcohol increases confidence, create a glow in the skin and lowers inhibitions. However, if taken in large amounts, it is sedative which is not conducive for romance.

8. Chocolate
It relaxes and lowers inhibitions, acts as a sedative, stimulant to promote activity and increases the need for physical contact. A combination of all these create a perfect ground for romance and passion. This might explain why chocolate was banned from monasteries several years ago.

9. Truffles
They are known to arouse the palate of the body which might be because of its musky aroma and rarity. In love stories, an ancient lover was said to have over indulged in Alba truffles during his wedding feast with the intention of sustaining his masculinity.

10. Radishes

Radish on the other hand has a spicy taste which acts as a stimulant. It was declared and aphrodisiac by pharaohs in Egypt.

The best thing about food aphrodisiacs is that you have the freedom to incorporate them in your normal diet hence no need to go overboard. Some of these aphrodisiacs were recognized and used in the past and are still relevant in the present. Scientific research has proven all of these foods to have aphrodisiac qualities hence effective.

So make your date a wonderful and yummy meal today using these fabulous aphrodisiacs!

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