Our San Francisco Date with HowAboutWe for Couples

A lot has changed for Brandon and I the last two years. With a toddler and a vigorous travel schedule, we have to FIGHT to get out on dates just the two of us. Sometimes, however, we do get the opportunity to go on a date while we travel. The trick with that is knowing where to go.

So when HowAboutWe approached us about trying out their services for couples, I was very interested. Have you heard of HowAboutWe? They started as an online dating site but have since expanded to include HowAboutWe for Couples – a membership service that gets couples out on tailored dates for two. They plan the whole thing for you!

HowAboutWe for Couples is currently in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle so I was excited when it worked out for us to try our first date in San Francisco last month. We chose a date from the Rosie Pope Collection – a special HowAboutWe for Couples date collection tailored for new and expectant parents (read: daytime or relaxing dates all planned out for you – no planning, just fun)

We chose a date titled “Brunch, Booze & Bowling” at the Mission Bowling Club in the San Francisco Mission district.

Mission Bowling Club

This is one of the reasons I am excited to be partnered up with HowAboutWe – they find the great hole-in-the-wall places FOR YOU! I honestly would have driven right past this place. But once you walked past the iron gate, there was a cute little patio set up where we enjoyed brunch.



After our yummy brunch of French Toast/Chicken & Waffles and Mimosas on the patio, we headed into the club for an hour of bowling.



ad bowling.....

I refuse to tell you the scores for the three games we played, however I am sure my husband would be happy to tell you. There was one time I was ahead…. for a few frames. Overall, neither one of us are actually very good bowlers, but it was so fun to spend time with my hubby doing an activity we don’t usually do!

After our date, we wandered around the Mission District, which is somewhere completely new for us in a city we have been to many times! We found an array of boutiques, vintage shops and fun restaurants – enough to make us want to come back and explore again. I was sad we only had a few hours!



Therapy. No, that’s the name of the store. But shopping here would be therapy. The BEST kind.



Basil Racuk. Handmade leather goods. The leather smith worked in the basement. AMAZING stuff.



Paxton Gate. Basically a Terrarium/Taxidermy store. So strange but for some reason it works.

We had such a great time getting out of our date rut – I’d highly recommend HowAboutWe for Couples. You can sign up for free and browse their dates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. Here is a special BONUS: Get $50 off your first date THROUGH THIS LINK. So Awesome, HowAboutWe!

This post is sponsored by HowAboutWe for Couples: a service that gets people in relationships on wonderful dates, tailored for two. All thoughts are my own, and I plan to use HowAboutWe for Couples in the future.

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23 Responses to Our San Francisco Date with HowAboutWe for Couples

  1. Jennifer Talkington May 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Lindsay! What a beautiful date! Love How Bout We. I just signed up! Going to use that $50 towards our last date in Seattle! Then I will ask for How Bout we to get going in Salt Lake!! <3

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      YES! Good idea Jenn!!! Let me know which date you choose for Seattle!! And I can’t wait until they get it going in Salt Lake!!

  2. Renee "Nay" Soriano May 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    How fun! I will definitely look into that link since I’m in L.A. and could use a date with the hubby!

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Let me know which date you go on in LA Renee – My hubby and I head there a few times a year, and I really want to try a HowAboutWe date when we are there! The city is so big, I can’t wait to see what they come up with!!

  3. Alyssa May 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Sound and looks like so much fun!! Wish they had one in AZ! Love the pictures too! (:

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Alyssa – there is a feedback section once you set up an account (which is free to do) and you can request them in your area!! You should do that – I am sure that there are lots of other couples that would want to have fun in your area as well!!

  4. Jessica May 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    So fun Linds!!! I love it!

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      Sign up – make that wonderful hubby of yours on a date up in the city. Just leave the kids in the hot-tub – they won’t even know you are gone!! :)

  5. Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet) May 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    what a fun day!! I’m gonna check this out!

  6. Alicia May 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    What a neat idea!! Wish it was available here!

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

      Alicia – where are you located? You can request that they come to your area!! You never know!

  7. Myrabev May 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    The date place looks amazing wished this company was present in uk could do with a date night haha, thanks for sharing. X

    • Life by Lindsay May 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

      Myrabev you should suggest that to HowAboutWe!!! I would be honored to come over to the UK and “date” over there too!! :)

  8. Deidre May 9, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to San Fran. Loveee this post.

    • Life by Lindsay May 9, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      You really should go sometimes Deidre – it is such a fun place! I am working on a post about my favorite places in and around the city so if you ever do go, check back for that. We have been multiple times – it is such an easy city to get around in without a car RIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT!

  9. Lauren (@pinkonthecheek) May 9, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    OH I live in Mountain View but work in SF. Yay, another SF blogger:)

    I have tried How About We for couples, it’s really nice!

    • Life by Lindsay May 9, 2014 at 10:24 am #

      I live in Seattle – but travel around a bit, and SF is one of my favorite places! My husband and I went on our honeymoon there almost 10 years ago, and we get back there whenever we can!

      What date did you go on with HowAboutWe? It was hard to choose just ONE while we were in town!!

  10. Rosie May 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    This makes me want to go to San Francisco, I’ve only driven through on my way down south. Your photos are fabulous!

    • Life by Lindsay May 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

      You really should go sometime Rosie!! It is one of my favorite cities to explore!

  11. Laura May 11, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Okay, that’s really cool that they give you tailored dates and that bowling looks like fun!

    • Life by Lindsay May 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      Oh it totally was!!!

  12. Pech May 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    What a fun concept when you’re already part of a couple to do something unique and neither of you have to plan the date! I definitely want to browse for ideas for Seattle and LA and Chicago!

    • Life by Lindsay May 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

      I KNOW!! I haven’t looked at LA or Chicago yet, but we go to LA enough that I am sure to get in a LA date soon. Chicago is a different story, but I am sure they have GREAT dates in the windy city!!!

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