Dating Recipes: the Artsy Cultural Date Thing.

I’m back with another edition of Dating Recipes that you can use and abuse for your own fiendish purposes. Just don’t tell anyone that Alex sent ya. That’s surely the way to get punched in the neck.

Locally, where I live, there are a number of cities with thriving artist communities and it turns out they’re all fairly close to me aka within driving distance. So that’s the type of date I’d like to focus on.

1x Art Festival/Art Walk or open Art Gallery.
2x People (you and your date, of course!)
1x Coffee house or restaurant picked out
Sprinkle some music around
Add a dash of conversation with a willingness to walk and you’re all set.

What’s great about these artistic events, festivals and gallery openings is that, often, you can find free wine and snacks as you make your way from gallery to gallery on your date. Not only that but the myriad artwork you’ll likely encounter have the potential to make for some really interesting conversation.

There’s no right way to “do” this type of date. Personally, I’d just take my date or meet them somewhere close to where the artsy stuff is happening. I would suggest walking around and checking out some of the galleries and art that are open to the public. After some good conversation, perhaps we get coffee and walk some more or even get dinner. Again, I don’t think it matters in what order you choose to do these activities. Certainly none of them are required, but do make a good impression on your date.

How can you find out when such events are coming to a hood near you? Well, there’s certainly no shortage of information out there. Given that I reside in Southern California I can always refer to LA or OC Weekly for local news on what’s happening. Peruse the events section of your local newspaper. Or take your search online. I’m a fan of Yelp and Cityvibe, personally. Either of those are fantastic resources to find such events in your area.

At the end of your date you might be out thirty bucks or so, but the hope is that while you were taking in some art, culture and some music you also had some good conversation with someone special.

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  1. That sounds like a good date. Too bad I never get to date anyone who's into that sort of thing!

  2. You just have to keep looking. It can be aggravating, trust me. I know!

    However, something else to consider is the type of guy that you're attracted to. Perhaps they just don't "do" that sort of thing. Or, if you are into a artsy fartsy type, then ask yourself why you're not meeting more of them. =)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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