Cardio

Since working out can be an aphrodisiac, amp it up to a half marathon.  Pick a cause, turn training into a date, challenge and support one another, and reap the benefits of a cardio workout.  Causes are aplenty, but here is one I did. http://www.ccteamchallenge.org/Teams/Philadelphia_-_Delaware_Valley_Chapter.htm

Leave a Comment April 25, 2011

Head to Serendipity3

CHOCOLATE and LOVE are supposed to have similar effects on the inside of the body. Test the theory out by heading to Serendipity3 in New York City.  The narrow, gorgeous restaurant looks like it’s set up for a celebration all year round.  It is the perfect setting to enjoy dessert, a meal, and even spot celebrities.  (Notice the order of events.)  If you want to see something really famous, order the frozen hot chocolate.  It’s huge and delicious.  Feel free to be as cute as the deco and share it with your sweetie, but if you want it all for yourself, who could blame you?  serendipity3.com

Leave a Comment April 24, 2011

Naked Chocolate

I don’t need to say anymore.  Take your date to the Naked Chocolate Cafe.  Dessert never felt so good.  nakedchocolatecafe.com.


Leave a Comment April 24, 2011

Argue Art, Discuss at Dinner, but Don’t Get Icy over Ice Cream

Perhaps that was one of the worst headlines in the world, but this date could be one of your best.  Head to Lambertville, NJ and wander the many blocks dedicated to art stores and unique gift shops.  If you’re lucky, you’ll meet some artists and find out the real meanings behind their works.  When the stores and galleries start to close, stroll along the canal.  Feeling famished?  Inn of the Hawke, restaurant, bar, and inn, 74 S. Union Street, offers delicious meals in a cozy, romantic, and relaxed atmosphere.  Take your time dining; perhaps you’ll be too tired to drive home, but make sure you’re not too tired for ice cream at the art-filled Buck’s Ice Cream and Espresso Bar, 25 Bridge Street.


Leave a Comment April 22, 2011

A Lesson in Anatomy

Checking out body parts is an understated dating activity.  For the unconventional lovers, check out  the College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum.  Explore human anatomy at its most unusual.  See preserved body parts, surgical instruments, and more.  It’s definitely a conversation piece, but it’s not for weak stomachs.

Check out:  collphyphil.org/INDEX.ASP

Leave a Comment April 21, 2011

P.Y.T. (Hey, it ain’t Mickey D’s!)

A burger on a date?  For real?  Yes!  Hey, it ain’t Mickey D’s, but it’s not the Chart House either.  P.Y.T. is a fun place to go, relax, and chat.  It’s perfect for the fresh couple or the ones who’ve been dating for an eternity.  It may not scream ballroom gown and tux, but it definitely screams FUN, and the $10 Adult Milkshakes are all the rage.

Besides, this place is at The Piazza at Schmidt’s…  Be sure to check out the local art galleries and shops before you’re too full to stroll.

pytphilly.com

Leave a Comment April 20, 2011

Singing and Dancing

This one place offers all four.  Philadelphia’s Tavern on Camac, primarily a gay and lesbian haunt, is a fun spot for all.  Spend dinner there, and then drink and sing in the piano bar before heading up to the club bar to get your dance on. tavernoncamac.com


Leave a Comment April 18, 2011

Philadelphia Has History, And You Can Make Some.

If you can reach someone’s mind, you are on the right path to reaching someone’s soul.  These intellectually stimulating dates may have you role playing in olde English in no time.  Visit Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed.  Then head over to the Liberty Bell and see if it’s  what it’s cracked up to be.  Learn about the famous Benjamin Franklin at Franklin Court.  Check out nps.gov/inde/index.htm and  nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell-center.htm and ushistory.org/tour/tour_fcourt.htm for more information.


Leave a Comment April 17, 2011

Take Your Breath Away

There’s no guarantee that your date is going to take your breath away, but you can do that on your own –without getting kinky.  A bike ride is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and the conversation flowing.  (You’re even forced to put down your mobile phone for awhile. There are few things worse than being on a date with someone who spends the whole time sending text messages to the world, but, hey, these days, most of us are at fault for it.  I know I am, but I also know that I can’t text and ride my bike.)  So leave modern technology behind and head out your front door.

The Philadelphia area has some great places to ride.  If you want a paved path, complete with heart-pumping hills, head to Northeast Philadelphia’s Pennypack Park fairmountpark.org/TrailsIntro.asp or Tyler State Park dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/tyler.aspx.  For a view of the river, a paved trail, and a dirt path, head to Neshaminy State Park dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/neshaminy.aspx.


2 Comments April 17, 2011

Show Off for Your Date

Long ago, this might entail a sword fight to the death, but fortunately, times have changed.  It’s not how long and sharp your sword is, it’s how sharp your mind is.  Prove that your wits are quick at ComedySportz or The N Crowd.  Both improv comedy groups accept ideas from the audience, helping make every show a new hilarious new adventure.  Inexpensive and alcohol-free, both venues make a perfect night for all ages. Check out comedysportz.com and phillyncrowd.com.


Leave a Comment April 16, 2011

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