I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – nothin is sexier than a man with a plan.
OK, so maybe I haven’t used those exact words (or maybe I did, who the hell remembers). But on my big list of turn-offs is guys who say things like, “let’s get together sometime this weekend.” And on my list of turn-ons is guys who actually come up with specifics like, “how about we get together for drinks at ____ on Friday night at 8pm.”
Dude B is pretty much guaranteed a date with me, even if I’m not that sure about him. because he’s a man with a plan. Whereas Dude A… Let’s just say I gotta really like him to accept that kind of vague nonsense invitation.
Which is all a prelude to today’s post about HowAboutWe (I’ve written about them before). Recently they did a little internal research and found out which kinds of dates were most likely to be successful. And surprise, surprise – it turns out that I’m not the only person who likes the specifics to be worked out in advance.
Here’s their advice: Be Specific: Dates that involve doing something, such as eating at a specific restaurant or doing a specific activity, are 40% more successful than a ambiguous date ideas. EXAMPLE: “How about we try and complete a jigsaw puzzle (500 pieces) while sampling one of Gorilla Coffee’s famous maple lattes?”
Another bit of their advice, that I also LOVE, is that 2-Part Dates Have the Most Success: 60% of the most responded to dates are two-fold: a short, active first part followed by a more intimate second location. Example: “How about we practice our slices at the driving range then get some slices at my favorite brick-oven pizza joint – it’s just a few blocks away. This is completely keeping in line with my thoughts that you should never plan a first date that forces you to spend more than 20 minutes with a person. With a 2 part date, you can always bail after part 1 if you’re having a horrible time. Kinda awesome.
So, as my regular readers know, I’ve been on a no dating kick. But this month’s nearly over, and I’m kinda over it. I miss dating. And now that spring is finally here, my spirits are up and I’m getting out more. I was cruising the dates on HowAboutWe the other day and, well, I’m not going to get into any specifics but I’ll tell you all about it after the fact. Lucky for us all, HowAboutWe is offering a 33% discount on membership if you use this special discount code: SpringFun.
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