Whether you’ve been going steady for 15 years, or this is your first chance to impress a potential squeeze with how not boring you are, it’s time to elevate your date idea game. Here are five unexpected ways to spend some quality one on one time with your significant other in 4 great cities:

Food is love, right? Awaken your date’s inner gourmand at the Taste of Toronto festival on this July. Get to know each other better as you sample the best of the cities buzzy food scene.

New York:
Impress your date with your “in the know” status: Lantern’s Keep is a speak-easy hidden inside the historic Iroquois Hotel, open only when a certain lantern is lit. Once you’re inside, cosy up around the open fireplace with an artisan cocktail.

Los Angeles:

For the active amongst us: A sunset walk along the pier in Santa Monica, followed by dancing at Honeycut, a hoppin’ (the floor lights up!) club tucked down an alleyway.

How about shopping in the city’s totally happening China Town (we recommend indie retailer Charlie & Lee), followed by a light snack at The Pie Shoppe? We thought you’d say yes.

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