Great Dates in 50 States (And Spain!) – Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

Hello there readers! Yours truly just got back from a month long vacation to Spain and is raring to get back to anime and gaming... once the trip squee is over! During my travels, I spent a week in Barcelona, and it struck me how many great places there are it was for dates, so to contribute to the recent run of Great Dates in 50 States - and because geeks looking for love travel too! - I thought I’d give my tourist two cents for those romantic geeks living in the city or planning to visit … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States (& Canada): Toronto, Ontario – The Geek Edition

snakes and lattes

Though I've been writing for the site for a while now and it dawned upon me that I hadn't contributed to the ongoing series of Great Dates posts yet. There's already a post in GDG's archives from 2009 with some great general suggestions about where to go in Toronto from a guest contributor. But I felt that there were some geeky landmarks that definitely we worth adding to this. Here are my picks for the must-see places to check out and great geek dating spots in Toronto. Silver … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States: Boston & Environs – Part 4


Here we are at last, Gentle Readers – the last article in my marathon series about great sites to take a date in and around Boston. We now move from Beantown itself out to the rest of the surrounding locales. Although Boston may be the Hub of the Universe, there are some nearby spots along its “spokes” that deserve a look. Witch City In 1692, a mania struck the little town of Salem Village. The causes of it are well-documented, and I won’t go through a lengthy explanation here. For our … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States (& the UK!): Liverpool, UK


by Lynn Reid of Lovestruck Liverpool Liverpool is a city like no other, with its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery; not to mention the night life! But where does a potential date fit into all of this? Liverpool is full of interesting activities and romantic spots, the trick is knowing where to find them and what to do when you get there – here’s a list of Liverpool’s most romantic attractions. Dating at the Docks The docks of Liverpool act as a social hub, brimming with … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: College Station, TX


by Kevin of College Station might be a small city but not a dull one. Being the most educated city in Texas, it’s famous for Texas A&M Univesity and the Aggies. Even though it’s a small town, you can have plenty of interesting dates in the city. The Bush Library This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. Not only will you learn a lot about President Bush, you will love the architect and will get a kick out of the Oval office. This library is definitely … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States: Boston and Environs – Part Three

battle green monument

Well met, Gentle Readers. After taking a hiatus to discuss other matters, I return to my four part article discussing great date ideas in Boston and the surrounding area. It may seem strange to contemplate patriotic locales when planning a date, but if you have someone who’s really into Americana, or people from out of town who’re interested in local history, there are worse moves than exploring some of the famous locales Boston has to offer. Not all of the places I’m about to write about … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States: Boston and Environs – Part Two


Hullo, Gentle Readers. Your GGG returns to tell you more about wonderful places to have a romantic encounter in Boston. Last time, I gave an overview of Boston, talked about possible picnic sites, and offered advice about theatrical events. This time, let us look at some more intellectual pursuits—our museums and the like. Now Museum, Now You Don’t No matter what your tastes, Boston almost certainly has you covered as far as museums go. We have multiple museums dedicated to art, a great … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States: Boston and Environs – Part One


Hullo, Gentle Readers. Yes, it is I, your GGG. It occurred to me that, although I’m terribly romantic at my core, and although I’m a lifelong resident of Boston, I’ve never written a Great Dates in Fifty States article. This is shameful, and I have decided to rectify this at once! You may not think of Boston as the most romantic city, but we are. Some call us the Hub of the universe, but I say we’re the Hub of Love. What could be more romantic than a city chock full of history, adventure, and … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Buffalo, New York


The Surprising Date Opportunities of Buffalo, N.Y. By Guest Writer, Sam Stieler of Buffalo, N.Y. gets a bad rap. Sure, the city has seen better days, but the evacuation of its blue-collar economic base laid the groundwork for an exciting influx of artists and ground-breaking non-profit initiatives that make the capital of Western New York one of the most surprising cities in the Northeast. If you’re willing to stray off the beaten path and indulge in a few … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Seattle, Washington (Part Deux!)


EDITOR'S NOTE:  Welcome to Kirsten Rogers of LikeBright, a social matchmaking site, for another article in our Great Dates in 50 States series. Kirsten's list of geeky dates adds to the list we have from our first Great Dates in Seattle article by Wizards of the Coast's Bruce Cordell. With all these great places, I think I may need to take a trip to Seattle. Great Dates in 50 States: Seattle, Washington by Kirsten Rogers, LikeBright Seattle offers a wide range of playful date options … [Read more...]