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Want to be a Contestant For COUPLED?

We have our first 3 contestants for COUPLED! Tisha & Steve Nick & Melissa Robin & Michael See you all Saturday! All other entries will still have the chance to enter to participate in Game #2! Coupled: The Game Show…

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Slow Family Living

I recently read the book Slow Family Living by Bernadette Noll. Within its 200 pages are 75 ideas for slowing down, connecting, and creating more joy. Sounds pretty great, right? Besides stellar ideas for bringing more sanity into my own…

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Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam at UCF Arena May 15 – 19

Cirque du Soleil, the international phenomenon, will bring its critically- acclaimed production, Quidam, to Orlando from May 15 to 19 at UCF Arena for eight unforgettable performances. Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April…

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May Couple at Large Giveaway: Rosen Centre’s Vine & Dine Monthly Wine Dinner

WINNER CHOSEN. Congratulations Brad and Christina Reed! Each month, Great Dates Orlando sends a different couple on an awesome date night. The pair becomes the “Couple at Large” and are charged with reporting back to readers the details of their night….

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Win Tickets to the 2013 Great American Pie Festival, April 27 & 28

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to Lucas Hueneke… you win the 2 tickets to the Great American Pie Festival. Image source For the 12th year in a row, the town of Celebration will become a pie Mecca for the thousands of pie lovers,…

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Lakeside Chef’s Table at the Cottage at Lake Lily

I’ve teamed up with Food Fun Adventure to create an unforgettable pop-up chef’s table at the Cottage at Lake Lily on Friday, April 19 at 6:30pm. Overlooking the sparkling waters of Maitland’s Lake Lily, this romantic venue will host 10…

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Nick’s Italian Kitchen: Dining Downtown Affordably

BUMMER… THIS CLOSED! Located right off of Eola Drive, Nick’s Italian Kitchen is in a wonderful downtown location, without being in the main traffic of Orange Avenue. It is a cute and cozy location that features great people watching if…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando: Part One

Here comes a holiday when your only job is to get drunk. No meals to prepare, no gifts to buy, no tree to decorate. Just drink beer and lots of it. You can handle that, right? If you’re looking for ways…

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New Date Night Email Launching

Starting the week of March 18, I’ll be sending out a weekly email with date night ideas, upcoming events, and access to exclusive date night contests and deals. You won’t want to miss these updates… subscribe now! * indicates required…

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Weekly Email

Receive… Date night ideas;  Access to exclusive contests; Deals and discounts on your favorite date night experiences  … sent to your inbox every THURSDAY.    * indicates required First Name * Email Address *  

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Date Night Cruise Aboard the Indian River Queen

How about a romantic 3-course gourmet cruise along the Indian River and Indian River Lagoon? The Indian River Queen is a plush, ninety-nine foot, triple deck paddlewheel boat that floats along the idyllic Indian River and the Indian River Lagoon…

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Announcing the March Couple at Large Giveaway

WINNER: Kim Crespo… You and your boo are going to be this month’s Couple at Large!    Each month, Great Dates Orlando sends a different couple on an awesome date night. The pair becomes the “Couple at Large” and are charged…

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Get Half Off at The Table… One Night Only!

Part chef’s table, part dinner party, The Table brings 22 guests together each weekend at one communal table for a foodie adventure like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Starting with champagne and apps upon arrival at 7:00 p.m., you’ll spend…

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Win 2 tickets to Andre Rieu, March 7th at the Amway Center

Violin master André Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is returning to the U.S. and Canada with a brand new show. Rieu will hit 12 cities on this tour including a performance at Orlando’s Amway Center…

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Win 2 Tickets to Downtown Food and Wine Fest (Feb 23-24)

WINNER: Lauren 'lulu' Boyd Colas   The spectacularly delicious Downtown Food and Wine Fest returns to Lake Eola Park on Saturday, February 23rd from 12p.m.- 9p.m. and Sunday, February 24th from 12p.m.-7p.m. Throughout the weekend, attendees will with food and…

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Universal Mardi Gras… a taste of New Orleans without the 12 hour drive

Hi Orlando Daters! Let me quickly introduce myself. My name is Autumn and I am a 'born and raised' Floridian. I have been living in Orlando for about six years now. I will be writing with my boyfriend, Ryan. Together…

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Private Couples Massage Class

Couples massages are great… but wouldn’t it also be fabulous to learn some massage skills of your own and be able to turn your home into a spa any night of the week!? This private couples massage class offers individual…

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Winners of the 2013 Orlando Date Night Awards

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Date Night Awards. Here are the results of your ballots: Best Date Night Activity – Foodie Category WINNER: Epcot World Showcase 2nd place: Winter Park Farmer's Market 3rd place: Farris and Foster’s…

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Introducing the Couple at Large

CONGRATULATIONS FAWN PORTER! You're the winner of the February 'Couple at Large.' In this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, I set aside one section where participants could give feedback on how I could make Great Dates Orlando.com better. Several voters…

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A WhirlyBall Date Night with Bowling and Craft Beer

Another deal has been launched on Orlando Date Night Deals… this time a WhirlyBall date night for couples! A Whirly whaaaat? Best described as a combination of basketball, hockey and Jai-Alai, WhirlyBall is played while riding a bumper car thingy called…

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Orlando Date Night Awards: Vote Now!

Time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards… your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic places and experiences. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE Voting is now open and will remain open until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 10th. To…

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Win 2 tickets to see Michael Andrew’s My Funny Valentine

Contest closed! Congratulations to winner Don Price.  Few Valentine’s Day events will come close to being as romantic as hearing Michael Andrew, Orlando’s legendary crooner, belt out romantic tunes during his “My Funny Valentine” concert on Saturday, February 9 at…

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Date Night at Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory

The very first offer has been launched at Orlando Date Night Deals and it’s featuring one of my absolute favorite Orlando date night experiences. $16 for a romantic chocolate experience for two. Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory, now with three…

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3.3.30 at Napa, Peabody Hotel

Anyone interested in a three-course dinner at a five-star restaurant for just $30!? Last weekend, Marc and I checked out 3.3.30, a dining promotion at the Peabody Orlando hotel that features a delectable three-course menu at one of their three…

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New Date Night Deals Site Launching in Orlando

Introducing Orlando Date Night Deals.com, an online marketplace where couples can buy unique date night experiences and get access to exclusive date night activities offered only to subscribers. Now in its sixth year, Great Dates Orlando receives over 6,000 visits…

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Comedy Date Night: SAK Comedy Lab’s New Sitcom “Better Days”

If you’re a night owl who likes romantic comedy and live theater, I have just the date for you. Orlando’s funniest new show is SAK Comedy Lab’s “Better Days,” an episodic sitcom appearing Friday Nights at 11:30 p.m. Starring an ensemble…

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Talk About… an iPhone app for couples

Has this ever happened to you: you’re sitting in a restaurant, sipping cocktails and munching your meal when all of a sudden silence descends on the table. For some reason, neither of you can think of anything worthwhile to talk…

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Dave Matthews tribute band… this weekend at House of Blues Orlando

I’m probably going to catch some heat for this, but I have a confession to make: sometimes I think seeing a cover band is better than seeing the real thing!! Here’s why: when I head to a concert to see…

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Need a New Year’s resolution?

I just can’t resist the thrill of a fresh year and the opportunity it brings to set some new goals and renew my commitment to some old promises. Just like every year since God knows when, I’m going to try…

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New Year’s Eve Ideas

It's time to ring in a new year together. From crowded bars to gourmet dinners, Orlando's jam-packed events calendar has something for every couple.  BARS & NIGHTCLUBS NYE 2013 at Wall St. PlazaMonday, December 31 @ 8pm – 3amWall St….

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Movie Picks from Orlando Movie Examiner

Christopher Crespo, otherwise known as the Orlando Movie Examiner, shares his picks for movies over the next week…. In Theaters Everyone loves Bill Murray. How can you not? In “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Bill Murray plays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt…

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