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5 Great Valentines Day Date Ideas in Phoenix, AZ

There are so many options out there for Valentine’s Day, but here are 5 great ideas for the Phoenix metro area:

Native Phoenician Romance with a Twist

Harley’s Italian Bistro has been a well-kept secret in downtown Phoenix for longer than I can imagine. Personal service, excellent wine selection, and traditional italian cooking that will make you melt! The atmosphere is intimate and usually quiet so keep that in mind. (view more details)

North Phoenix Day of Hiking & Pampering

This date takes a bit of planning and thought, but provides a day full of adventure, relaxation and fun. You are certain to impress your loved-one! Start the morning with a cup of coffee, grab your date and head to the Arizona Hiking Shack in Cave Creek: http://www.hikingshack.com/. (view more details)

Valentines Day

Camelback Mountain(McDonald DR, Phoenix, AZ) – Take a morning Hike.  Jamba Juice(4811 N 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ) – Following the Hike go to a Juice Bar. (view more details)

Valentines Day For Pregnant Couples

So you or your partner is pregant? That means no wine for at least one of you. This is an all day kind of date, but she deserves it, right? (view more details)

Friday Art Night in Cave Creek

Start off the evening at El Encanto Mexican Restaurant for some authentic Mexican fare. The Pollo Fundido and Beef Fajitas come highly recommended, as well as dining near the duck pond. (view more details)

DateDesigner.com on Fox 10 Morning Show in Phoenix, AZ

DateDesigner.com, a Phoenix based start-up funded by Gangplank HQ, gives users the ability to build and search for fun date ideas that are local to them.

DateDesigner.com – Build the Best Valentine’s Day Date Contest

Word on the street is that the peeps at DateDesigner.com… ;-) …are giving away a $100 Visa gift card and a $50 Visa gift card.  The $100 Visa gift card goes to the user who builds the Best Valentine’s Day Date, and the $50 Visa gift card goes to the most active user on the site for the month of January up until February 10th!

Make sure you get in on this contest so DateDesigner.com can help out with the bill on your Valentine’s Day Date.  All you have to do is register on the site, and then create a date under the “Valentine’s Day Date” category (you select this when you save the date).  So what are you waiting for???  DO IT!

Update on Beau – What’s been going on?

Well, a lot has been going on recently, so I figured I’d give you all a little update and throw a shit-ton of links your way.

I successfully launched Date Designer at the beginning of this month.  If you don’t know what Date Designer is all about, to start, it’s NOT a match-making service.  The service I’m offering is to answer the question of “what should we do?” AFTER you’ve gotten your date.  Currently there are about 40 good dates entered in to the system and the number of users registering and using the system is increasing daily.

Date Designer was recently featured in the AZ Republic with Gangplank HQ, Authority Labs, Simple Seating, and Get Whuffie.  I was also interviewed on video by the Phoenix Real Estate Guy.

I also attended PodCampAZ last weekend – talk about a fun time!  Met a ton of new people, got the word out about my projects, and discovered that Jeremy Tanner (@penguin) is all about man-hugging and Andrew Hyde (@andrewhyde) is a lot quieter than I had imagined!  You guys are welcome to stay at my house anytime you are back in Phx!  And on a sadder note…I still didn’t get a chance to meet Justine…I guess my indirect game didn’t work out so well…<sad face>…

Another project I’ve been working on, that was created out of the recent Startup Weekend in Phoenix is called Twitrratr.com.  Basically, Twitrratr.com is a search engine of sorts that searches tweets on Twitter and then analyzes the content of the tweets to determine positive/neutral/negative tones and opinions.  We’ve gotten a ton of press about the site already and we’ve only been live for about 2 weeks or so!  The Twitrratr.com team consists of myself, Chase Granberry, and Mike Luby…all of which…are full of so much awesome, I’m pretty sure if we ended up getting our asses kicked by a group of rogue ninjas, we’d bleed awesome.

Update on my relationship status…single…yes ladies…I’m still single…keep those phone numbers coming…<crickets>… :-/

And that’s about it for now…I gots ta get to bed…Nate’s wedding is in t-minus 13 hours!!!