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What are some activities/dates I can do to boost confidence?

I haven't been feeling so confident lately. I know my SO could also be much happier if she felt a bit more confident. When we first met around 3 years ago, we were both extremely confident. Now we seem to have trouble being decisive, making decisions to better ourselves/get necessary things done, and choosing a restaurant or a date idea gets harder and harder. I would love ideas of things that could help with this. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 11, 2014 - 26 answers

What's a nice dinner date spot in Budapest?

What's a good dinner (first-)date spot in Budapest for a couple of twenty-somethings? I'm 25, they're 28. I'd prefer Pest side, something not too loud, not super expensive by Budapest-ian standards.
posted by yaymukund on Jul 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Date Night in Palo Alto - suggestions

The lady and I would are visiting Palo Alto Saturday night. Where should we go for a fun date. Would like to eat, do a fun activity or see a fun thing (though i am on crutches at the moment), and have cupcakes for dessert.
posted by jander03 on Jun 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Small food things that are appreciated.

So I'm trying to up my game a bit in dating my wife. Nothing crazy, as we are home-bound a lot with kids, but I have something specific in mind regarding something that she likes. We are trying to carve out some time together during the week just to chill and enjoy movies together. What I'd like to do is have something special every week that I would make for us in terms of food, beyond chips and popcorn, etc. I'd like this to require some planning and effort, but without a crazy amount of prep time, as we have limited time in the evenings. Are there some fun, snacky (i.e, not a meal) things that are not super low maintenance, but not high maintenance, either, that would impress my wife (just a little bit)?
posted by SpacemanStix on May 13, 2014 - 55 answers

Horseback Riding - Toronto

I want to take my girlfriend out for a day of horseback riding. I've never done it. She's ridden a horse once or twice as a child and that's it. We live in Toronto and it's going to be a day trip so no more than an hour and a half or so of driving in either direction. Can anyone suggest a farm or stable or whatever it's called where we can do this? [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Apr 28, 2014 - 4 answers

What are some good dates (lunch, dinner, day, etc) in NYC?

In the first week of June I am going to NYC to visit a girl who I am hoping to woo. I have a pretty open window: the first day we are meeting is June 4th, and I'll be leaving that Sunday. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by wooh on Apr 21, 2014 - 8 answers

How is chammistry formed?

Do you have any tips on how to behave on early dates to increase romantic chemistry? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 19, 2014 - 29 answers

Light date ideas near grand central?

First date in NYC, near grand central and the Bryant park area, weekend afternoon. Likes: animals, theatre, the arts, books. Fun and interactive things would be especially welcome. Suggestions?
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Mar 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Developing feelings for a 'friend' - did I do bad?

I started a postgraduate course 3 months ago and there was a girl who stood out a fair bit. There were various issues that stopped me from considering dating her so I went down the friend route. She seemed interested in me at first - we ended up being alone together twice on nights out with others from the class, walking around London and the river, but I, not interested in any kind of intimacy, kept these meetings platonic. It's only recently that I've gotten myself together mentally, gotten to know her better and decided I like what I see - am I too late? What should I do to move from a new friendship back to that stage of 'initial attraction'? [more inside]
posted by Henners91 on Mar 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Sunday Funday: Minneapolis Edition

Due to The Grand Budapest Hotel not playing in our area tonight, my husband and I have a babysitter for a few hours tonight and nothing planned. Help us devise an alternative plan. [more inside]
posted by deadcrow on Mar 9, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I ask out my wife?

My wife and I used to go out fairly frequently - not partying but dinner, museum, movie, etc. Almost two years ago we had a child, whom we both adore. However, we have not been out since. We have had offers to watch the child so we could go out and she would not take any up on it. What can I say for my wife to accept a date with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2014 - 51 answers

How to take online dating slowly?

I'm a bisexual woman in my 20s, and I started online dating in January. I moved to a new country so I am totally content with meeting new people and learning more about the city through them. I also really enjoy just talking to new people in general without any expectations, but I wonder if can do something better so I can actually have something romantic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Help us plan our themed date nights!

On Wednesdays Mr. Pterodactyl and I have date nights with dinner and a movie. We like to make some food and watch a movie that ties in to it in some way, however tenuous. Help us plan our future romantic engagements! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Feb 24, 2014 - 30 answers

date night in emoryville, ca?

We like beer, beautiful scenery, flying kites, and getting home by 9. What's fun in Emoryville?
posted by jander03 on Feb 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Is this a date or just a hangout?

Alright everyone, this is a hard one. Does she like me? Is this a date, or are just hanging out? [more inside]
posted by Thisispiggy on Feb 11, 2014 - 27 answers

Help us select a movie for date night!

Help us figure out what to watch for date night this Wednesday! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Feb 11, 2014 - 18 answers

Married to our jobs, but seeing each other on the side

How do I avoid shop talk on dates? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 8, 2014 - 34 answers

boyfriend is leaving for two months... are we doomed?

My boyfriend of 1.5 years is leaving to go back to his country (wasn't granted a visa) and he will be gone for at least 2 months.. maybe more if he doesn't get another one he's applying for. I feel like that's a long time and we are both bad at communicating on the phone/skype/etc. We work best when we can see each other and value doing a lot of things together (our love language is touch and quality time). He hasn't mentioned coming to visit, although I would. I'd even love for us to both go to another country and explore while he's in this transition period but I don't think his financial situation would allow for it and would feel like Im trying to save the relationship more than he is. I feel like we're doomed since long distance relationships rarely work out. What should or can I do?
posted by soooo on Nov 13, 2013 - 14 answers

I'm an intense, extroverted, energetic lady - I want dates!

I want to date. I'm 21 and the last time I had a boyfriend or a guy I dated for more than 2-3 dates was when I was 16 and totally-in-love-oh-my-god (for a 16 year old, anyway). I don't mind asking guys out, and I sometimes do online. But no matter what people say, it feels emasculating and guys seem to think I'm desperate... How can I encourage guys to ask me out, as an intense, energetic kind of awkward girl? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Oct 20, 2013 - 28 answers

Asking someone behind a food service register out for coffee?

There is this woman/lady/girl/gal who's often behind the register at a Chipotle I'm at 2-3 times per week after work. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 2, 2013 - 40 answers

Specific Ideas for a November Date

Where Relaxation and Romance Unite! [more inside]
posted by Jangatroo on Aug 29, 2013 - 5 answers

I'm dating-challenged and dropped the ball. How I do pick it back up?

Over last weekend I spent a whole bunch of time with a lovely woman--dinners, picnics, walks, wine under the stars etc. These weren't explicitly dates, but it all seemed pretty romantic. At the end of the evening on Saturday and Sunday we had these awkward pauses when my insecurities and my desire to--give a goodnight kiss? Express my attraction? Or something--were warring. I don't know what she was thinking but it was awkward on both sides. Now I won't see her for a month. Do I email her and explicitly say that I'm interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2013 - 25 answers

Give me your best drive in movie tips!

I need your best drive in movie tips! Difficulty level: motorcycle. [more inside]
posted by mollymayhem on Aug 21, 2013 - 13 answers

A friendly rejection

What's the friendliest way to decline future dates from someone you've been out with a few times but just aren't that into? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 18, 2013 - 14 answers

Fun/unique date ideas in Dallas?

My girlfriend and I have been apart for the summer and we haven't been able to spend much time talking to each other because of various work-related reasons. Fortunately, I'm going to visit her in Dallas soon, so I'm looking for fun, interesting date ideas. [more inside]
posted by jdgreen on Aug 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Where can I meet single dads (parents) for dating?

I've been trying online dating, having been a single mom for a few years now, but I'm not finding very many single dads out there. Where are they? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 14, 2013 - 12 answers

What's a fun second date around BAM on Sunday evening?

Hello! I'm looking for second date ideas around the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday evening after or before getting ice cream. We're both nerdy literary types and the first date was Despicable Me 2 in the theatre, which was great. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Jul 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Asked someone out for a first date, how long do I wait for an answer?

I'm totally rusty on this sort of thing, and so have no idea myself. I asked a woman out, and I haven't received a response yet. Should I keep expecting a response? When does her non-answer become my answer? (Snowflake details within.) [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on Jul 5, 2013 - 24 answers

Seeking a variety of dates

Dates are pretty tasty, but I only see US-grown Medjool dates at the store. Wikipedia claims there are many more varieties. Where can I find other kinds of dates in or near San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by ryanrs on Jul 2, 2013 - 11 answers

I don't want to be your lover, I just want to be your friend

Did I just unintentionally agree to a date with someone of the wrong gender? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 9, 2013 - 27 answers

Romantic Seoul: Help me find a date spot in the Special City

I'm somewhat new to Korea and don't know much about the landscape of Seoul, but I'm taking a native Seoulite out to dinner on Tuesday night. What's a good date place in Seoul for a quiet dinner? The cuisine can be from any corner of the world, though I'd prefer if it were in the Hongdae or Sinchon corners of Seoul. That said, anything interesting would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by charlemangy on May 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Does a potentially 9 year old bottle of Pine-Sol still work?

I wanna take a bath but the tub hasn't been cleaned in years. I've got a bottle of Pine-Sol but the label says © 2004 and there are now Pine-Sol "crystals" sitting at the bottom of the bottle (they're like Pop Rocks). Will this bottle of Pine-Sol still do it's job / could it be harmful to use at this point? I've also got a bottle of 409 (© 2004) and a bottle of Clorox (© 2002). Both of these bottles don't have crystals in em and look/smell fine.
posted by defmute on May 6, 2013 - 13 answers

did they think we were restaurant critics or something?

I normally only get free stuff at restaurants when they've messed something up, so I am wondering why this restaurant was particularly hospitable to me and my date. [more inside]
posted by fromageball on Apr 29, 2013 - 16 answers

How to avoid communication with the girl before the first date?

I met a girl at a bar and I want to know how to avoid chatting with her all week before our first date. [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Mar 31, 2013 - 25 answers

Cheap Dates

What are some free and/or cheap date ideas? We like being social, being alone, art, music, outdoors, sexy stuff, weird stuff, books, etc. We're fairly adventurous, but also happy being mellow and watching a movie. We're queer and in the SF Bay Area if you have specific suggestions for us and for around here, but more general ideas welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Quiet venue for a Wednesday night date in Tempe?

I asked out a cute person, and he said yes, but... where do I want to go tomorrow night? Looking for someplace quietish (not too crowded, quiet enough so we don't have to yell at each other, and could maybe play a game of Scrabble), pretty casual (not overly-romantic), and pretty cheap. Could just be a drink or coffee, doesn't have to be a restaurant.
posted by emumimic on Feb 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly beans, boom!

I'm looking for romantic end-of-the-world themed activities. Movies to cuddle during, food to make and eat, music to dance to, alcohol to drink. [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Dec 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Stop Staring & Come Talk To Me Already!

I'm a 20 year old girl going to a business school in a busy, big city. I get stared at by certain guys--eye-fuck, if you will--but I NEVER get asked out by the guys at my university. It happens with a whole lot of gorgeous, outgoing guys, ones I'd love to try and date! However, it never progresses a whole lot, and I am tired of feeling that I am just eyecandy (I'm being a humble-brag, I know, but forgive it this one instance!). What can I do to get guys to actually start talking to me, ask me out, make deeper connections? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Nov 25, 2012 - 24 answers

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing.

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing. [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Nov 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Sending an e-mail countdown

I'm looking for an online service that will let me easily send e-mails to a single person (a friend) of the form "99 days until x", "98 days until x", etc. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Hey, I Just Met You....

I am rather awkward when it comes to matters of the heart and I am unsure how to proceed in this particular situation. [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 8, 2012 - 28 answers

Mystery Date Kit Ideas?

My good friends are getting married and I'd like to give them 5 or 6 "mystery date kits." What would you put into the boxes if you could only spend about $10 per box and/or use some stuff from around your house? [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder on Sep 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What are the dates for the 9th and 20th business day for the rest of this year and all of next year?

I need to quickly figure the 9th and 20th business days of each month for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. Preferably not in a manual fashion. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I win my ex back?

First date with ex-boyfriend went well... what's the next step to eventually winning him back? [more inside]
posted by enantio on Aug 19, 2012 - 35 answers

behold my contradiction! We're picky foodies!

Montreal Dining Filter: My partner and I are having a HELL of a time deciding on a restaurant for a romantic dinner out in Monteal in a few weeks time. We're picky eaters that really enjoy good gourmet food... A contradiction but true. AU SECOURS! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Date ideas?

Have any pleasant date activity ideas for a small-town midweek?
posted by jsturgill on Jul 31, 2012 - 19 answers

How to make a move on someone I've been waiting to approach?

How do I approach a castmate I've developed feelings for? We've been working on a show together for about a month, and I've developed an attraction to him. I immediately determined I should wait until the show closed to make any obvious moves, but I'm not sure how to do it. [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 21, 2012 - 35 answers

Is it okay to renege on a date that you didn't know was a date?

Is it ever okay to renege on a date if you didn't know it was a date in the first place? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jul 2, 2012 - 55 answers

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be?

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Jul 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How to plead not guilty for trespassing?

Advice on how to plead not guilty for trespassing (in court)? [more inside]
posted by WStraub on Jun 10, 2012 - 14 answers

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