My Idea of a Perfect Date

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by Maria Grazia Swan

I used to suggest to my readers to pick a movie for a first date, then I recommended a simple cup of coffee. As time goes by and the price of coffee/ movies rise as fast as our age, I decided the time is ripe for short cuts.

Here is my idea of a great/simple date, even if you are on a budget and your idea of dressy is a sparkling t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

Take your date or your prospect to a live show. Yep, no need to clean your reading glasses, or spit your coffee through your nose, a live show it is.

Let me explain.

The best time for live shows is from Fall to Spring. If you want to go for the high end visit the website for Segerstrom Center for The Arts. There you’ll find something for every taste, except opera. You don’t need to buy a pass for the whole season; there are prices/times for all schedules and budgets and also discounts for seniors.

If you want to keep it more casual you can try local venues. Even colleges have shows.  Also noticeable, no very strict dress code, you can wear a suit or a shirt and clean slacks/skirt and you’ll be fine. In general, if the show is on the long side, they have a major intermission and you’ll get a chance to get a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine while mingling.  There is no talking while the show goes on and the only way to communicate is by speaking into someone’s ear!

I think I pretty much made my case, don’t you think? Okay, one warning, if you go to a Comedy Show, pick the program carefully, some people are more ‘discerning’ than others when it comes to humor.

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

~Ann Landers

Maria Grazia Swan is an author and motivational speaker who shares relationship advice and guidance for mature women re-entering the dating scene. Maria empowers and encourages single women to be bold, fearless, and sexy in their pursuit of life and love after age 45.

An award recipient from the Women’s National Book Association, Maria Grazia Swan is the author of Boomer Babes: True Tales of Love and Lust in the Later Years (Leisure Books) and Love Thy Sister (Zander Books). Her short story, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is included the anthology, Medley of Murder (Red Coyote Press).

Maria is working on her new book, Old Flames Burn Hottest. If you have a story to share, she wants to connect with you! Join her Facebook page and learn more.

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