Thursday, February 14, 2013
WhatsYourPrice.com, an online dating website where members bid for first dates, reports more than 3,600 Atlanta-area men were a portion of 369,000 across the country who offered an average of $131.70 during the four weeks preceding Valentine's Day.
Would you pay for a first date? Men bidding on first dates and paying women more for them as Valentine's Day approaches, according to the online dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com. It gives 'generous' members the opportunity to date 'attractive' members who may not even give them a chance on traditional dating websites, according to a press release. A singles study by the world's only dating-auction website found that 3,619 Atlanta men made offers for first dates on Valentine's Day, along with a total of 369,282 men across the country during the last 4 weeks. The average price to get a valentine this year: $131.70, which is 62 percent higher than the site’s annual average of $80 for a first date. "Our study revealed that as Valentine’s Day…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here are a few local places you can go to pick up the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie.
Love is in the air - or it should be this time of year. But if you're still suffering from a post-holiday letdown or blanking on an appropriate romantic gesture, we've got you covered. Below you'll find a few simple, yet sweet, ideas for Valentine's Day gifts. Best part? You won't have to go far to find your sweetheart the perfect memento symbolizing your love. Food & Wine If your Valentine is a sugar-lover then Tasty Pastry is the place to go for candy or a handcrafted treat they're sure to love! Pick up a bottle of wine and maybe some artisan cheese, bread, meat or fruit at Johns Creek Wine & Crystal, Whole Foods and Kroger for a romantic picnic on the living room floor. Up the romance by building a fire in the fireplace or snuggling up …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Try these tips for Valentines that are creative and kind to the environment.
Valentine’s Day can be lovely for sweethearts—but with tons of candy to consume and generic, store-bought cards that will be tossed rather than treasured, it can be a holiday to dread for parents. Here are 10 tips to make your child’s 2013 Valentine’s Day celebrations more memorable—and kinder to the environment. 1) Consider ditching the candy and handing out something small, special and fun. This year, my son will be giving his classmates Ninja pencils and Fuzzy Wuzzy pencils, available from Amazon.com, instead of cheap candy. Other options include stickers, pens or fun erasers from Michaels, Target or Office Depot 2) Make chunky, recycled crayon hearts to give to classmates. Follow directions here, or you can buy them at Lil' …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tell us some great spots to mark the day in our town!
Valentine's Day 2013 is fast approaching, and we want you to share where in Johns Creek you would like to celebrate the day. Is it one of Johns Creek Patch's Readers Choice winners for Most Romantic Restaurant, Viande Rouge or Pampas Steakhouse? Do local favorites RosaMia or Trattoria One 41 make your list? Do you have other suggestions or know of some great Valentine's Day specials in Johns Creek?