Posts by Justin Schamotta

Film quotes NOT to say on a first date

It’s fun quoting films. But not always fun for those who have to listen – particularly if they don’t understand the reference. While we can’t tell you which quotes are good for first dates, we definitely can tell you which aren’t. Come with me Of all the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie vehicles, ‘The Terminator’ is the […]

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The Phoenix Cinema

Romantic independent cinemas around the UK

‘Romantic’ and ‘multiplex’ don’t sit well together. Fortunately, there are still plenty of independent cinemas offering an alternative to the mainstream.  These quirky picture houses make for great dates, providing interesting films in often sumptuously elegant settings. We’ve chosen a selection of the country’s best to whet your appetites for the not-so-big screen. Leeds – […]

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Actor on stage

15 reasons to date an actor

There’s no need to be dubious about dating an actor. After all, Shakespeare wrote that we’re all actors in life’s great play – and he would know, wouldn’t he? Actors can be fun, spontaneous and in touch with their emotions. But that’s not all – read on to find out just what makes dating an actor that […]

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Fireworks couple

The Best Places to Find Fireworks this New Year’s Eve

What better way to ring in the new year than on a date? But where can you guarantee fireworks come midnight? Here’s our guide to six of the best displays around the UK.

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Ice Skating Couple

The UK’s Best Winter Outdoor Ice Rinks

It’s not surprising that couples enjoy ice skating. Hand-holding is a necessity, and the stately procession around the rink is gently intimate. Outdoor ice rinks have the added aesthetic pleasures of Christmas decorations, pretty twinkling lights and backdrops containing some of Britain’s most iconic settings.

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Vauxhall skating rink

London’s Best Outdoor Ice Rinks

Winter-time activities generally involve eating, drinking or a combination of the two. One of the few exceptions is ice skating, which evokes a rosy-cheeked wholesomeness – even in the midst of a bustling metropolis.

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Birmingham Christmas Market

Christmas Markets in the UK

With stalls selling handmade gifts and heartwarming mulled wine, there are few more romantic date destinations than a traditional Christmas market. Once exclusively to be found in mainland Europe, you no longer have to cross the channel to enjoy a stroll amongst some seasonal stalls. If you’re planning a different December date then why not […]

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Santa

Top 12 Reasons to Date Santa Claus

With his on-trend beard, sartorial uniqueness and exuberant personality, Santa has many fans. In the unlikely event you ever get to meet the great man, it might pay to ask for a date rather than a present. Here’s why.

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