Friday, January 20, 2012
Gift giving can always be difficult when you are a new couple. Finding the right gifts for her can be especially hard when the relationship is relatively new. One thing is for sure, there is a big difference between purchasing a birthday gift for someone you just met or buying anniversary gifts for a long term relationship.
Here are a couple factors to consider:
Cost. If you are in a relatively new relationship be mindful of how much money you spend on a gift. Spending too much on a gift in the early part of a relationship may be a costly mistake; however, spending too little may look as if you are cheap. Put thought into the gift and be sensible.
Personalize it. If you have been paying attention chances are you have gotten a bunch of recommendations already. Is she an avid reader? Don't just buy her that book she keeps talking about - personalize it with a note tucked inside. Go out of the way and try to get a signed copy. When you aren't around that book should remind her just how special you are.
Whether you met via an online dating service or a speed dating event you and your new companion have decided to get to know each other better and perhaps take it to the next level. This isn't always easy for dating parents because children are involved. It is important to find out just how they feel.
Once you get to know someone and decide to take it to the next step it can sometimes be difficult bringing up certain subjects. Think about the times you have seen your kids laugh and giggle with joy. Those times are most likely when they are watching the antics of animals. Adults can also share in the fun. Here are some ideas of things to do that take a little pressure off getting to know each other:
Visit the Zoo
Take time to talk about the animals you see. You can even play a little game. Which animal would you be if you could? Choose one of the animals that you see and tell your new boyfriend/girlfriend why you chose that particular animal. You might just learn something new about how your boyfriend/girlfriend feels about life and love. This is a great way to determine if he/she is worth investing in.
Visit the Aquarium
You won't want to miss the penguins, whales, dolphins, and even sharks. Read the information to learn more about the different creatures, because simple facts about the creatures we share the earth with can open up great discussions. Consider the fact that male penguins watch over the unborn eggs. This can certainly give you an idea about what he/she thinks of children and gender roles!
Go to the Circus
Your trip to the circus is just for the two of you to relax and communicate on an entirely new level. Enjoy each other without worrying about how the kids are enjoying the show. Get to the circus a bit early and walk around. This is a great way to monitor how he/she gets along with your children.
Spend time in the animal kingdom with your new romantic interest. It's amazing how much you will learn about each other.
This is a featured post for Dating Agency and Just Singles Parents.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I just recently got to test drive the 2011 KIA Optima SX Turbo and I have to tell you - this car is simply amazing and FUN!
For right around $30K loaded, this was an amazing vehicle to drive. Most people wouldn't think to associate KIA with the words amazing, fun, fast, sexy, sleek, or stylish, but there is no other words to describe what they have done with the Optima Turbo. Read More...