Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A dating-auction website claims that more than 2,500 men in the DC area already have done so.
Valentine's Day can be challenging for people with sweethearts. Trying to figure out the perfect gift can really be stressful. For singles, the day can be even more difficult, but a dating website with a twist aims to boil it all down to something just about everyone can understand—a straight monetary exchange. Apparently, it's a pretty attractive proposition in the DC area. WhatsYourPrice.com recently released the results of a study of singles that found that 369,282 men nationally made offers for first dates in the month leading up to Valentine's Day, with nearly 2,700 of them in the DC region. WhatsYourPrice.com starts out like most other dating sites—a participant uploads a photo and a personal profile. Where it differs is in the "…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A Pet wedding, campfire, underwear run and more in our Valentine's guide.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Sunday, February 10
Dinner at a dimly-lit local restaurant. A bouquet of red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. An intimate home cooked meal for two by candlelight. While the "old stand-bys" can offer a nice time on Valentine's Day, what if you are single, are trying to diet and don't want the chocolate or just feel like you're stuck in a rut? Shake things up this year and try one of these alternatives to the traditional Valentine's Day activities: Brookside Gardens in Wheaton will host a Singles' Campfire on Friday, February 8 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Singles aged 35-50 can enjoy hot cider and engage in ice-breakers, warm-up and some nature-themed games around a blazing campfire. The AFI in Silver Spring is featuring a series of great movie romances …
Nineteenth-century love letters and modern sweet tweets prove that communication for couples is timeless.
By Allison Goldstein, Capital News Service When U.S. Navy Surgeon David Shelton Edwards was serving at the Washington Navy Yard in the late 1830s, he kept the spark in his marriage alive by writing eight love letters home to his wife, Harriet Eliza Henry. "Your letters are a sweet cordial to this loving heart of yours, for there can be no substitute for them until I have your own dear self here," Edwards wrote in a July 1835 note to Henry. Over a 13-year span from 1835 to 1848 working in Washington, Pensacola Navy Yard, FL, and aboard several Mexican-American War naval vessels, Edwards wrote his “dearest Eliza” more than 40 notes now part of the National Postal Museum’s collection of thousands of letters in Washington. Today, Skype and …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute? Enter our contest to win a gift card to Grace's Fortune Restaurant in Bowie.
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? Then enter Patch's Cutest Couple Contest. If you and your partner even would make Saint Valentine blush, enter your photo now for a chance to win. Just upload your photo by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2013 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") Winners will be based on reader votes in the comments and announced on Feb. 11, 2013. Voting will begin on Feb. 4 and end on Feb. 8, 2013. Contest starts on Jan. 18, 2013 The winning couple will receive a $40 gift card to Grace's Fortune Restaurant in Bowie, plus two…