50 First Dates

Alright, so I know it is an old movie, but I watched it for the first time this past weekend with Jell, and it gave me an idea for a blog post. If you know me very well, then you know I kinda like lists… lol. In fact, I like to set a target for myself and see if I can hit it, so the goal for this exercise is to provide 50 first date (or anytime date) places that are fun to take your partner.

It is proving to be a little bigger of a challenge than I had thought at first, because I was planning on relying heavily on my patented Landmark folder that had all sort of Romantic hot spots neatly organized into categories such as scenic, artsy, fun, dancing, etc… I guess I am getting kinda old, and things change very quickly in SL, such that I am only hitting about a 50% success rate with the landmarks I am picking. We have been having a lot of reminiscing discussions about things like… remember that cool tango club in Valentine with the awesome roses and lighting where we used to go dancing a lot? Yeah, well it is now a porn club, so it has sort of lost a little of its luster for me… lol. However, if you do wanna go in, we could at least look around. *wink*

So anyways, my plan is to deliver ten a day, which I will stick to unless I find myself having to get very creative by the end of it. I will hit 50 though… cuz I hate to miss a goal!

These are not in any particular order, because I am too lazy to rank them… so you will just have to hit them all to determine which you like the best. 🙂

#1 Gardens of Bliss Balloon Ride

This is a scenic fairly lengthy tour of a beautifully landscaped sim by hot air balloon. The ride gives you lots of time for discussion and admiring the view. There are also tons of paths to explore and hike on down below so should be good for several hours of fun.

#2 Phat Cats

I still miss the old Phat Cats before they had their own sim with all the retail crap lagging up the place, but at the end of the day it is still a great place to take a date. The jazz music is great, and other than having to hike through retail hell to get there, the ballroom is still a visually gorgeous setting for a date.

#3 Avilion Ball Room

The Avilion Ballroom is still my absolute favorite place to take a date. You really can’t beat the atmosphere as they pump out the love songs, and you are caught up in the feeling of being in a castle with that highly reflective floor. Use this one with caution, because you might get caught up in the moment and end up proposing, or at the minimum she might walk away preggers.

#4 Prim Hearts Amusement Park

All of your favorite amusement park rides are available for your riding pleasure. There are interactive games like go carts, bumper boats, or submarine battles you can do, as well as just enjoy the roller coaster, ferris wheel, log float ride, or various other quick spinning rides which are sure to get you motion sick, unless you fix those camera controls.

#5 The Big Easy

I really like this recreation of some of the key landmarks from New Orleans. They have a beautifully recreated Cathedral, Mardi Gras floats, small hole in the wall bars, and beautifully landscaped gardens to check out. Is a great sim to explore and talk. (They also have a lot of the wedding poses set up, so be careful which balls you jump on, or you might get more than you bargained for. 🙂 )

#6 The Second Louvre

If you enjoy attending art museums and exhibitions, then the Second Louvre is an awesome build, with 3 levels of artwork which incorporates both RL and SL art into one space. You can see photography and prints from RL, right alongside people experimenting with lighting and sculpties. It is a lot to look at in one setting, but makes for a great place to hang out for as long as your interest holds.

#7 Roll-a-rama Roller Skating Rink

If rollerskating is your thing, then be sure to check out the Roll-a-rama skating rink. This is a fun place, complete with rotating lights, and colored floor which is sure to *ahem* set the mood, well for the hokey pokey at least. You will need your own animations for a couples skate, but these can be picked up at various vendors.

#8 SS Galaxy Ballroom

The SS Galaxy is actually made up of 3 complete sims, and you can do everything from hang out at the pool, rent a room, shop, or even try skeet shooting. Literally anything you can do on an RL cruise, you can probably attempt on the SS Galaxy. The glass domed ballroom though is an excellent place to take your date dancing and is beautiful under the stars on midnight setting.

#9 Parrot Island

I was a little disappointed that Parrot Island doesn’t provide the free jet skis anymore, which were one of my favorites, but it is still a nice relaxing beach themed sim. You can ride the couples swan if you are REALLY bored, but overall it is a great place with some couples animations to just relax and enjoy the water.

#10 Wolf Mountain Ski Resort

If your persuasions are a little more to the scenic snow variety, then be sure to check out Wolf Mountain Ski resort. Unfortunately the sled is only one person, but still a fun way to go down the slopes. You can however mount up your skis and hit the slopes for some fun rides down, and then of course take the long ride up on the ski lift.

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~ by hawksrock on June 30, 2008.

5 Responses to “50 First Dates”

  1. Another winner of a post Hawks. On behalf of all single ladies, thank you! ^_^

  2. The list is really just the best list of Second Life casual gaming that I’ve ever seen.

    Well, actually, it’s not casual gaming in the classic sense of the word — but I’m thinking that it’s a list of things to do if you just want to log in and hang out, alone or with your buds, and not have to strain your brain with heavy thinking or drama.

  3. Hehehe I love this list, pretty well written too. The thing was for me when I first logged into SL and met someone I would like to have impressed I always battled to find a spot not crowded that also did not cater for sexual activities all over the place. Nothing leaves you so redfaced as to TP into a spot for a first date and land on some BDSM device LOL

    Men, swing by the Bishara Resorts estate (or Bishara Island, Majini island, Pepo Island, Wimbi Island, Mandhari Island and Bahati Island) for some major men activities 🙂 Shameless plug I know, but it truly is worthwhile 🙂

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