Bring Back the Date
Want to know what your fellow students are saying about dating? Check out the link below!
The Dating Chronicles
Volume One, Issue One
Great Date Locations:
Look close! Saati Deli is just down Route 9 in Newton Plaza (take a right leaving Siena and head North toward I-87, on your left in 1.1 miles). Saati has window seats for a light lunch atmosphere, or a more intimate back room with tables for two. A meal and a drink add up to around $10, and Siena students get a 10% discount by showing their Siena IDs at the cash register. Saati has delicious American and Mediterranean deli-style food, and we have never been disappointed with their tasty late breakfasts, sandwiches or full dinners.
Want to keep the conversation going, or starting a new one? Bruegger's Bagels in the same Plaza as Saati offers fair trade coffee and great snacks.
We want an adventure! If you are looking to get away from the Siena bubble, check out the New World Bistro down the street from the independent movie theatre Spectrum in Albany (plug your GPS in and set it to 300 Delaware Ave.). New World specializes in special sauces for meats and chicken, and has options for any taste and budget, as well as a special menu for gluten-free and vegetarian options. The atmosphere is dim and intimate and appeals mostly to young people, and the service has always been spot-on. New World Bistro was where my girlfriend and I went on our first date and we can't get enough!
By Benjamin Thomas
The Dating Chronicles
Volume One, Issue Two
Get the Conversation Started
Want to get that conversation started?
Ask about them! People love to talk about themselves. The night we met, my girlfriend and I spent hours asking each other about our lives. You might not want to start discussing newspaper headlines and politics, because you don't want them to feel inadequate or embarrass them for not understanding what you said. If you're in a class with them, ask what they think of the teacher, or what topic they chose for their final paper. Girls like to be approached and flattered, so if you can muster up the courage to approach her, ask if you can buy her a drink. You don't need to be any more aggressive, the approach was enough.
-Heather McHugh, Class of 2012
Looking for a low-cost dating experience?
· Do your homework together. Library dates in Club Standish don't cost a thing.
· Ice/roller skating and bowling. I've never met anyone who doesn't love both of these.
· Go to a park, or go on a walk. Even around campus.
· Get coffee!
· Go to the wrap shop. Tons of people do it. I'm serious.
· Go to an event on campus together. Sports events, lectures, the Siena-Fest concert, movie events, etc.