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5 New Fun Date Ideas

There comes a time in many a woman's life where she no longer dates just to date. She knows what she wants and doesn't want to waste her makeup, give up her Saturday nights, or lose her beauty sleep until she finds it. She might date less in her search for happily-ever-after or she might date more in order to win at what she considers a numbers game. One thing is for sure: She doesn't want dating to be a boring process. She wants it to be fun! As a professional matchmaker who is spent countless hours getting date feedback from clients, I am certain that "fun" sometimes requires coming up with new date ideas.

Here are five worth considering................

The Breakfast/Brunch Date: Meet your date for breakfast or even better—brunch on a Sunday! I know some people think this is unromantic or something to do with your girlfriends, but for a first date, I think it is perfect. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I am totally game for getting all dressed up and going to a fancy restaurant for dinner. (And most women I know are too--for the right guy.) But there is also something very down to earth and refreshing about having eggs with someone, walking around a bit after, and getting on with your day! Of course, if you really hit it off and you live in a NYC or another city with an abundance of cool brunch parties-like those at Bagatelle or Zuma-you can stay and dance the day away.

The Improv Show: If you firmly believe in the adage that regards laughter as the best medicine, chances are you've had a date at a comedy club. While this old standby-with its two drink minimum-can be really fun, why not switch it up and try an improv show? Sometimes, when people aren't trying (as hard) to be funny, they are simply hysterical!

The Dinner Theater: Dinner and a movie just got an upgrade! After recently attending a dinner theater experience at Machiavelli's House in Tuscany-yes, the Machiavelli; yes, in Italy- I am convinced that dinner theater has the potential to be the best date ever! The food, the wine, the music, the scenery, and the audience participation make for a magical experience. Yes, it is hard to beat Tuscany, but you can try this in a city near you!

The Sporting Event: Sporting events are great for the early stages of dating, because guys feel comfortable in these venues. Whether you are out a baseball game, polo match, or the US Open, there is opportunity to have a lighthearted and fun time in a casual setting--complete with food, drinks, and excitement! Its never a bad idea to go somewhere whe