As you get to know somebody, through texts or phone conversations or dates, that inner person starts to come out. I think if you are a good person, that comes through. And I think that's how you gotta live life, period—whether it's like a friendship or relationship." — Michael B.Jordan, as told to Refinery29"I can’t say I prefer blondes, brunettes, or redheads. Even expensive clothes do not guarantee a good look. What exactly do you need to know to be a dating success in La La Land? Go for a secluded romantic walk on the Tapia Spur Trail in Malibu Creek State Park. Play tourist in your hometown and take a guided tour of City Hall, Little Tokyo or the Biltmore Hotel. Bike the Strand, a 22-mile path that runs along Los Angeles County’s shoreline. If you want to make your date see you as her knight, take her for a Friday night dinner ride at Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables. This “farmers market” isn’t all pickup trucks and fruit stands. With dozens of restaurants, shops, markets, and bars, the date strolling is superb. home: the Lakers, the Dodgers, USC, UCLA, the Galaxy, the Kings and even the L. Or shoot pool together at Q’s Billiard Club & Restaurant on Wilshire while pretending to watch the game — it’s more about looking great than rooting for the team at this chic locale. Nosh on comfort food, sip microbrews and play board games at Henry’s Hat, make friends at Vodvil, a newer bar/restaurant devoted to modern-day parlor games, or opt for a quieter date night and play Scrabble on a Thursday evening at Deyermond Books in Santa Monica.With its idyllic subtropical-Mediterranean climate, hilly terrain, Hollywood glitz, lively nightlife, this city of beautiful people has plenty of options for memorable dates. Based on the number of trails in Los Angeles, hiking should be the official city pastime. It opened in 1924 and has become a gathering place for several L. Celeb-watchers should keep their eyes peeled for A-listers like market-regulars Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon shopping for fresh veggies. Los Angeles has been called “the creative capital of the world,” with a silver-screen history and culture that’s hard to ignore.“One day she told me if I was serious about liking her, I would have to text her during the day and when I was sober.
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“We didn’t do anything special to go from that to seriously dating though.
We just spent so much time together that we realized we didn’t want it to end.” When you live in the moment and focus on having fun — as opposed to focusing on a hookup expiration date — you’ll naturally grow closer. Aside from paying attention to I-like-you vibes, keep an eye out for any “girlfriend” signs he may be giving off.
Just don’t count on public transit to get you there. Taking a long walk with a date is also a great way to get to know a person. Embrace Hollywood and stroll along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) holds over 100,000 works of art, and frequently hosts date-worthy evening jazz and other music events. Take your date to the game, or cheer from the comfort of a place like Santa Monica’s Yankee Doodles. A.’s sports bars as having females among its regulars, making it a little more date-friendly than other options.