This time of year, every night out on the town feels a little extra special. It’s Christmas time in NYC, and what better time to take advantage of all the city has to offer for date night.
Recently, I was approached by HowAboutWe, a subscription service designed specifically for couples, to try out their services. I’d heard the name before, but I had no idea what it was I was being offered. I went online to investigate further, and I was blown away by the opportunity before me. HowAboutWe had the direct line to some of the best dates out there. As I dove deeper into the site, I discovered that each month, CK and I would receive a new “DateBook” — filled with pre-planned, one-of-a-kind experiences here in NYC. These weren’t just ordinary dates — Broadway shows, dinner for two, cooking classes, driving experiences… The list went on and on. And, that’s just December.
For our first HowAboutWe date, CK and I chose “In Due Course,” including a four-course dinner for two at celebrity chef Todd English’s restaurant Olives at the W in Union Square. The date was purely magical. CK and I sat down at a very cozy table for two in the corner. Our every need was attended to by the amazing wait staff who brought us a delectable meal consisting of 2 glasses of Prosecco, a crab toast appetizer, Rabbit Tagliatelle, 2 glasses of wine, Branzino A La Plancha, and the coup de grâce — Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake. Everything we ate and drank was spectacular. And, HowAboutWe took care of everything from the reservation all the way down to the tax and tip on our bill. It was utterly seamless.
At $22/month, HowAboutWe for Couples membership gets you so much: FREE HowAboutWe Dates — every month, sold-out tickets and members-only events, early booking on HowAboutWe Dates, up to 75% off other HowAboutWe Dates, and rewards (like buy one get one free tickets on Fandango). I challenge you to find a deal better than that! I for one will continue to go back to HowAboutWe time and time again for amazing dates and opportunities.
It’s tough balancing the working and dating worlds. Anytime someone can take a little bit of the work out of either, I’m all in! They get how busy I am. That’s why most dates are flexible and can be scheduled whenever I decide, except however, some are one-time-only scheduled events, like performances or special excursions. But, who wouldn’t rearrange their schedule for those experiences!?
On top of that, this isn’t marriage— No big scary commitment. You can pause or cancel at any time. And, dates on HowAboutWe for Couples can also be purchased as a non-Member, without the Member discount and other benefits of course.
I highly encourage you to at the very least check it out by clicking the logo here. TRUST ME! You won’t regret it!Follow @onegayatatime
#1 by Richard Phillips on December 19, 2012 - 4:32 PM
Hey buddy, been enjoying your blog, keep it up, hope you have a great holiday season.
#2 by One Gay at a Time on December 27, 2012 - 6:18 AM
Thanks dude. Hope you have a great holidays as well
#3 by Ibrahim Al-Saifi on January 1, 2013 - 7:13 AM
Yo, I just finished your blog from start to end (over the course of many weeks :P)
I think its awesome that you’ve written about your personal experiences. When I was contemplating coming out I was really scared about ‘living the gay life.’ You’ve reassured me that you can be both gay and in a very happy and loving, monogamous relationship.
Cheers to you mate! Happy New Year 🙂
New Years Resolution- Come out before I turn 19. haha
#4 by One Gay at a Time on January 15, 2013 - 11:23 AM
You have no idea how happy I am to read that my simple trials and tribulations have come to help you find yourself. Best of luck to you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me! Keep me posted.
#5 by Anonymous on January 3, 2013 - 4:54 AM
I agree with the above post. I started reading this blog from start to end several months ago. It’s really helped me as well. I’m glad to learn that the grindr method of finding a monogamous relationship works cuz that’s how I plan on finding one.
#6 by One Gay at a Time on January 15, 2013 - 11:21 AM
Grindr may not be the best place to find Mr. Right. That being said, it’s not not the place to find him either. BE CAREFUL!
Thanks for reading up on all the old posts. Hope you enjoyed it all!
#7 by Winston on January 3, 2013 - 7:26 PM
Hey dude, i like your writing style. Your man CK and you are lucky to find each other. Happy new year!
#8 by One Gay at a Time on January 15, 2013 - 11:20 AM
Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for the compliments. I hope 2013 brings you lots of joy! Much love!