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Looking to connect with other singles? Well we have a number of Fall opportunities coming your way. Our new process for these custom events will place you in small group or individual settings that allows us to match you with prospects based on your interest.
- We will send out events with a 2 week advance notice of time and place.
- You complete our google doc confirming attendance
- We send you prospects 5-7 days before the event for you to choose from.
- If there is a mutual liking, we will confirm 3 days before the event your pairing. You also confirm you will pay for your portion/cost of the activity.
- 24 hours before the event we send a reminder
- Day of you SHOW UP, STAND OUT & SNAG someone. Oh and of course have fun
Our first outing you don't want to miss. Click here to sign up.
It's officially cuffing season. We want to help you expand your pool and secure someone cool!
How does he make you feel and how do you react. If you haven't thought it or asked your self, here is an opportunity to start the process!
In a world in which technology rules and people who actually still have a landline phone are baby boomers or older, how daters communicate today keeps you far more connected than you want to be. According to CNN, at least 85% of Americans have a cell-phone an around the world the number hits over 90%. So what modes of communication truly matter in making a meaningful connection.
Is it ...
A Simple Phone Call
Does Pharrell Williams song "Happy" pop up in your head?
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Happiness is up to you. We create our own Happy and it is dependent on mood, interests and events in our individual live. It could be people, relationships, travel, exercise, work, coffee, candy, cupcakes, sweet notes, food, stillness, drinks, babies, etc.
How will you exude Happiness today? Happiness can exist amongst the good and the bad. Remember you control it. When we know ourselves, we can shape our lives to suit what true happiness is for us.
This is a reminder BE HAPPY today and everyday, even if for a short moment.
Relationships are the merging together of 2 dynamic people. Know who you are and join forces with someone that makes you unstoppable!Read more
As you get older something that you learn and figure out is how to take better care of yourself. Imagine knowing yourself on a deeper, more gratifying, less judgmental level. Dating provides the platform to get to know someone, but how much is dating focused on getting to know someone else when you might feel that you really do not know yourself?
This question leads to the fun yet frightening exploration process of dating yourself. Dating yourself might include everything and anything from checking out a new restaurant, seeing a movie, play or live music, going to a spa, running or taking a dance or cooking class solo. It might also include writing a gratitude note to yourself, journaling, treating yourself to a massage or cooking yourself a delicious dinner with the recipe you have been wanting to try. The point is to confidently embark on the journey of doing what you love and what brings you happiness without waiting for anyone (especially a partner) to do it with you or for you.Read more
We all want to have a successful relationship. Things to consider throughout the process are...
1. Do You Trust Your Partner?
Trust is the most important predictor of long-term relationship success. Without trust, its hard to tackle the other aspects of the guide. Ask yourself the following questions: Is your partner reliable and dependable? Can you count on your partner as the “rock” in your life? What about you for your partner?
2. Are You and Your Partner Compatible in the Dimensions of Intimacy?
The four dimensions of intimacy are: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Shared Activities. Here’s a quick exercise to check you and your partner's compatibility in intimacy. List the four dimensions as follows:Read more
Special Occasions when dating can be awkward, unless someone steps up to initiate the discussion around how to celebrate them. With "Love is in the Air" and "Valentine's Day" hearts, candy, balloons, gifts, the color pink and red an ads everywhere... how can one avoid not wanting to feel special. Well if you've got someone around, but aren't an official couple, we've got tips to help the day go over smoothly.
1. Let him know if you want to celebrate. Talk about it & make a plan!
2. Plan to do something that isn't super romantic.
3. Make Your Own Plans - just in case. Wine, candy, cupcakes or 50 Shades Darker party.
4. Exchange Gifts (nothing too expensive- can't go wrong with sweet & simple, although over top gets him an A+++).
5. Limit Your Expectations (you haven't been dating long).
6. Evaluate The Relationship - ask yourself how you felt, if you had a good time and did you have the experience you imagined.
A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week Of Content.
Relationships are work and finding time to spend together is essential. Dedicating a day a week to each other helps you stay connected. We've got simple things to do to keep the love alive.
TAKE A STROLL
SEE SOME ART
WATCH YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS OR GAMES
The combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight (man toward woman), especially courage, honor, courteous behavior, justice, and a readiness to help
When it comes to relationships and dating, chivalry has sometimes went away or been improvised with the changes in social norms.
Chivalry has evolved and it is reasonable to understand that common courtesy and respect never go out of style. While many of today’s men have lost sight of these simple acts, or perhaps never learned them in the first place – the gentleman who holds himself to higher standards will always work to keep them alive. Plus they cost nothing to implement. Stay consistent.
Call, don’t text a date invitation
Just the fact that you would take the time to actually call a woman to ask her out on a date gives you extra points. Plus, you’ll be able to tell how excited or enthusiastic she is (or isn’t) about accepting your offer by actually hearing her voice. Lastly, this helps with coordination so it goes smoothly.
Pick her up for the date.
Rather than suggesting a meeting place, always offer to pick her up from wherever she may be. It doesn’t matter if it’s extra driving than just going straight to the destination, these are the times when the extra effort matters. If you don’t know each other very well and she politely declines because she is more comfortable meeting at your destination, of course you should graciously accept the alternative suggestion – the important part is that you offered in the first place.
Open the door for her
The door to the restaurant, the car door, the door to the car picking you up. Whatever door is relevant to you both walking through, please do not lose sight of this simple but often overlooked act of kindness.
Walk on the street side of the sidewalk
The purpose of is to show your willingness to be splashed instead of your lady should a passing car splash through a puddle. Furthermore, in some countries people would throw trash out of windows, and the person walking closer to the building, was less likely to be hit. While the origins, again, are from a time not like today – the idea is the same: Protection. It’s an effortless way to show her that you care.
Walking her to her door
At the end of your date, especially early on in the relationship, walk her safely to her door. This is especially important if she lives in a city. It shows you’re willing to put effort into protecting her and makes her feel safe – two important aspects of building her trust and comfort. Alternative if you didn't take her home.. Send a little message to make sure she got in alright.
We all want to live happily every after with that special someone. At times, that person can be closer than you think, hint hint ... YOUR FRIEND. On-screen romances between friends remind us that sometimes your best friend is also your soul-mate. Check out our favorite films where the transition from friends to lovers equal happy couples, but not without a little drama first.
When Harry Met Sally
Released in 1989. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play Harry and Sally in this movie, two college students with very strong views about two people being platonic friends. After they meet again, they explore the possibilities of staying just friends despite the fact that sex now plays a big role in the equation. The story is about how their relationship eventually blossoms into love.
Love & Basketball
Released in 2000. Monica (Sanaa Lathan), at 11 years old moves with her family to LA next door to Quincy(Omar Epps). They both have dreams of being in the NBA and WNBA before falling for each other. As the two try to reach their goals of playing professionally, they struggle with their emotions for each other throughout High School & College. As they settle into their lives, they grow apart and when they do come together again, it is a one on one basketball game with high stakes that determines the fate of their future.
The Wedding Singer
Released in 1998. Robbie (Adam Sandler), a singer, and Julia (Drew Barrymore), a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. They become friends through work and fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Released in 2002. Follows 2 friends since childhood, a magazine editor, Sidney (Sanaa Latham) and a hip-hop record executive, Dre (Taye Diggs), as they stumble into romantic territory.
Released in 2005. Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds), has always been friends with Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart), but decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James (Anna Farris), he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time.
When you told her from the start that you two were going to build something special
44th POTUS Barack Obama & FLOTUS Michelle Obama
Still on a high from the current President of The United States, Barack Obama's farewell address. His love for our First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is the epitome of #relationshipgoals. No one is perfect, but his public display of acknowledgment, recognition and love for her as not only his wife, mother of his children and role model to many, but most importantly his best friend, melts out heart.
We all have some type of aspiration to have a meaningful and loving relationship. Here's a few qualities that may be essential.
2) Introduce each other to new experiences
3) Build Trust
4) Make time for one another
5) Encourage, motivate and support your partner
WELCOME TO GO DUTCH TODAY CLUB
Being apart of Go Dutch Today's inner circle means that you'll be the first to hear about our events, app and partnerships. We are starting the year with weekly tips to help you navigate your relationships.
Arrive on Time
Start on a good note and don't waste your own time
Keep It Simple
Choose a place with drinks & appetizers / coffee & snacks
Find common things to discuss and DO NOT bring up your ex
Offer to Pay
First Date pay for yourself or at least offer
Don't overthink anything