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

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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 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...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Chicago, IL (Part Two)

Guest Post by Sarah of Lovestruck Choosing the right location for a date can be a tricky task; it’s important to spend time to research the best places to impress. However, with the help of, this task becomes a lot easier through the Great Dates in 50 States section. In this article, the focus will be the windy city of Chicago. The Aviary If you both like cocktails, then the Aviary is the ideal date location. Ever since Tom Cruise donned the bartender outfit, the cocktail … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Chicago, IL

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Great Dates in 50 States: Chicago, IL by Jake Albright,  The Windy City can be a tough spot to visit in the winter months, but in the summer the city is open to exploration and adventure. America’s third largest metropolis has a diverse selection of possible dates and here are just a few of the most popular. Cubs Game at Wrigley Field You shouldn’t think of attending a Cubs game as a sports outing, you should think of it as a cultural exploration. Not only are the … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Nashville, Tennessee

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I recently returned from a two-week vacation near the famous Music City, USA with my beautiful wife, who is a true GRITS (Girls Raised In The South). My experiences as a (gasp!) homosexual in the Bible Belt are the subject of next week’s post, but if you’re looking for fun in the sun and humidity, Nashville and the surrounding area offers tons of fun and quirky attractions and experiences for a memorable first, second, or thirty-seventh date. It’s All Greek To Me Not fans of country music? … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: New York, NY (Part Deux!)


Great Dates in 50 States: New York, NY by Christy Purington, New York City is an intense place. Some days, it beats you down with incessant traffic, sludgy sidewalks and rude residents. But it’s the days in early spring, when the sun is shining, that you look up to see these magnificent, towering buildings and silently smile to yourself, I actually live here. The city only gets better when you have someone to share it with; someone to laugh at your nutty cab driver or indulge … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: Columbus, Ohio

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It's time for another guest post in our Great Dates in 50 States series. Please welcome to the stage Matt Wagner and his ideas for dates in the hometown of Origins Game Fair: Columbus, Ohio. When people think of Ohio, it’s generally with a dismissal of “Flyover Country,” or perhaps thoughts of the Drew Carey show. If they get past that to think of Columbus, the next image that usually comes to mind is a horde of scarlet and grey clad OSU football fans, and that’s usually where people run … [Read more...]

Great Dates In 50 States: St Louis, Missouri


One of the most under appreciated cities, St Louis, Missouri will always have a place in my heart. From the Mississippi/Missouri River to Frontenac Mall to the Magic House, there's something for anyone or any occasion under the sun! Speaking from experience, allow me to introduce to some of the most wonderful dates in my memory. Beautiful and Marvelous: The Gateway Arch Otherwise known as the "Gateway to the West," the arch is something everyone should see if they ever get the opportunity. … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: New York, New York


It's time for another guest post in our Great Dates in 50 States series! Please welcome to the stage Oliver Jameson and his great dates in New York City: Everyone knows that New York is one of the most vibrant cities in the world but it's also among the most romantic if you know where to go. Whether you are an occasional visitor or a seasoned local who just wants to mix up your dating destinations, then New York has lots of gems waiting to be discovered. Whatever your budget, tastes and … [Read more...]