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.
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.
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.