From the Eiffel Tower, to the Empire State Building, to the Top of the Space Needle—head to a local landmark and admire the view, while creating your own movie worthy moment.
Instead of just any dinner, make homemade pizzas, and don’t be afraid to go wild with the toppings.
Related: This Tinder-esque Dating App Allows Users to Swipe Right Based on a Potential Match's Linked In Bio.
The app allows a female user to invite a group of men to answer a question about topics ranging from best Halloween costumes to the strangest place they've ever visited.
There are less crowds and you'll be more likely to strike up a conversation with the handsome young architect who has lovely hazel eyes and a passion for Frank Gehry.
Touted as the world's largest bookstore, you can literally get lost in this place.
Whenever I’m standing on a subway platform, I play this game: I hover near a person I think is cute and try to slowly make my way over to him so we get in the same car. Like most of the girls in my class, I wanted attention from the boys.
When we do, I look his way every so often to see if he’s staring back, to see if we’ve got what my best friend and I call “the affinity,” a mutual acknowledgement that we one another. But while they chased after blondes and brunettes, I was ignored.
And on those rare occasions a white boy kissed me in the copy-machine room at our high school, or when a white boy told me over the phone he had a crush on me, the acknowledgement made me feel chosen. The white boys I grew up with were cool: They rode their skateboards on private property. White men have preoccupied me my whole life, from the schoolyard to the subway, but these days I’m seeing them differently.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest and emerging apps on the market, many of which want to put the power in female user's hands and make the dating experience a little more like it could be IRL.
Related: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Online Dating Recently launched in San Francisco, The League is positioning itself as the option for high-achieving folks who are looking for the other half of a potential power couple – the tag line is "Date intelligently." The company was founded by a Stanford grad named Amanda Bradford who worked for Google, Sequoia Capital and Evernote before moving into the love game.
Dive right in, and plan something unexpected for your next date—we’re betting your partner will certainly appreciate the effort.
Whether you’re heading to a park or even just your backyard or fire escape, put down a blanket, get a spread of yummy snacks, a bottle of wine, and you’ve got yourself a lovely, low-cost date.