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Green Dating

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GREEN DATE IDEAS

Research shows that giving an experience, not a thing, makes people happier in the long run. Go greener with these green date ideas.

GREEN PLACES TO MEET AND MINGLE

Are you turned off by a beau who doesn't recycle? Is it a deal breaker if your date orders a steak? See three ways to meet your green soul mate.

PLAN AN ECO-FRIENDLY DATE NIGHT

Valentine's Day is essentially a collective date night, so if you keep these green-dating tips in mind while planning your outing on February 14, or on any other night, you'll make the planet smile just as much as your significant other.

WINE AND DINE 'EM...ORGANICALLY

Treat your honey's tastebuds at a restaurant specializing in seasonal, regional cuisine. If you're too late to grab a coveted February 14 reservation, hit your local farmers' market and gather the ingredients for an intimate home-cooked meal or romantic picnic.

COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE . . . IN THE BEDROOM

Going green should be something you and your partner can do together. For the truly dedicated eco-couple, there's now a way to ward off global warming even as things heat up in the bedroom.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Fair-trade, shade-grown chocolate is nice, but a homemade treat can be even sweeter. If all the best restaurants are booked, whip up a candle-lit dinner at home. Can't cook? Keep it simple with a romantic picnic, a formula that's endured for hundreds of years: a jug of (organicwine, a loaf of bread--and thou.

GREEN DATING ONLINE

The green life tends to keep a person busy. Who has the time to look for love? Speed up the process by mining the online community.

PICK WEEDS AND FIND LOVE

Thanks to a very creative farm in Idaho, farm-loving singles can meet up for some good old-fashioned speed — we mean, weed dating. The matchmaking farm in Boise, called Earthly Delights Farm, hosts its "weed dating" event once a year in hopes of bringing at least a few garden-loving folks together. 

 

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