While Hollywood’s busy churning out trite romantic comedies and failed celebrity marriages, HowAboutWe daters are defying the silver-screen stereotypes. Their dates are fun, offbeat and stray from the same old formula.
We ran their proposed dates through a word cloud generator to figure out what we can learn from them. Follow these tips for some California-style love.
1. Date like a local.
In other words, if your date location is crawling with paparazzi or tourists in fanny-packs, you’re doing it wrong.
2. Get creative.
Funny, talented people abound in L.A. If you’re not dating one of them, you can at least pay to see one. You’ll get a taste of your date’s sense of humor (or lack thereof). You’ll get to decide which of his or her various giggles, snickers, and cackles you like most. Afterward, you can talk about your favorite bits, and bond over how awkward that one joke was.
4. Kick it old-school
Or maybe you want to kick it a newer type of old-school with ’60s music or vintage video games. Have at it. You can tell a lot about a date’s present and future by how he or she views the past. Waxing nostalgic is harmless and fun, so long as you keep it focused on pop-culture and current events (steer clear of heavy personal history).
5. Work the quirk.
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