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The City of Love: Quirky Date Ideas for Adventurous Romantics in Paris

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Création CARAVEO

There are so many romantic things to do in Paris, simply strolling the magical streets with your amoureux is a treat. The city also has plenty of opportunities for adventure and originality. Here are a few fun ideas to inject a little quirkiness to your Parisian date night, whether it’s your first or five hundredth date.

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YanceyW & Clapagaré

Do you have other ideas? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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Iberian Proteus

Artsy Atelier
There are so many wonderful museums and galleries in Paris, it’s hard to choose the best one for an artsy date with your chéri(e). Dig a little deeper and get to know the soul of an artist by stopping by one of the lesser-known artist studio museums. Continue Reading »

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Dating in Paris: Three Romantic Itineraries Through Paris’ Hip Arrondissements

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Carin Olsson

Dating in Paris is often a tricky business, particularly first dates. You’re so eager to make a good first impression – you need the perfect outfit, of course, but there’s also the pressure to pick a perfect location. You need a place that’s not too casual, lest it sneak into that ambiguous area known as “hanging out,” but you can’t go for a six-course tasting menu either. What if he turns out to be a dud and all you want to do is escape?

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rc! & Carin Olsson

After much trial and error, I have come to love what I call “walking dates.” Start at a café for drinks or coffee, take a short stroll somewhere scenic, then – if it’s going well, of course – end at another establishment for a more substantial meal. There are built-in escape routes if it’s not going well, but if he turns out to be charming, there’s plenty of opportunity to get to know each other in several different settings.

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Carin Olsson

What follows are some routes that I love, but feel free to tweak them to your preferences. If you have any that you can suggest, we’d love to hear about them in the comments! Continue Reading »

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City of Love, Or City of Lonelyhearts? Every Relationship Has Two Sides

Making Magique

Paris is for lovers. Unless you’re single. Like I was for the nearly two years I lived there. It was always a jab to my heart, like a deliberate and personally directed taunt, to see couples canoodling in dark café corners, pressed intimately together along the quais of the Seine, or just shopping at an outdoor market on a Sunday afternoon. Oh lovers, how very nice for you.

Lost in Cheeseland

Then a year after I left Paris, I returned. With a man. And indeed it was a different experience. But as happy and, oui, sometimes smug, as I felt during that week of amour, I also realized that the old adage is true: the grass is always greener.

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Every moment I basked in my City of Loooove romance was rudely followed by the memory of something I was missing from my solo days. It made me realize: no relationship is perfect. Continue Reading »

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