This morning I received an email from a reader looking for a date venue recommendation:
Met a girl, eharmony, ...who is a successful politician of sorts and is often in meetings, pictures, dinners etc.
I want to meet in either Montreal or Ottawa depending on the convenience factor for her and do something that is outside of her normal routines.
Obviously, he came here because of my romantic things to do in Ottawa post, but those either aren't romantic enough, or they're not outside of her normal routines enough, or they're not suitable for a successful politician of sorts.
So I suggested:
- Skating on the Canal: It is a cliché, but it is a wonderful thing that can only be done in Ottawa. Everybody always says "I should do this more often".
- Shoot some pool. She gets to look all sexy bending over the table. Maclarens on Elgin is nicely upscale for pool.
- Is she into sports? People say that an Ottawa 67s game is more fun than a Senators game. Then there's Spins'n'Needles, Disco Bingo, Roller Derby...
But he didn't like those:
...really looking to do something that is outside of her normal activities and requires intimacy (verbal!) and access to a one on one communication venue with the atmosphere and the surrounding environment contributing to a warm relaxing event .
So... Do we have more suggestions for K? Or should we let him figure this out on his own? Would we be doing a disfavour to the "girl" who is a successful politician of sorts if we give him a great date idea and it leads her to think he is a thinker-upper of great dates?