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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!

DateDesigner.com – Get in on the beta and Build a Better Date!

Well, it’s been 3 years in the making, and now, after getting support from GangPlank HQ in Phoenix, AZ and from my super awesome designer Brent Spore (iboughtamac), DateDesigner.com development is now in full swing.

The idea for DateDesigner.com formulated when I got a divorce about 3 years ago.  I got back in to the dating game, and found that I’d end up taking different women on the same dates, so I set off on the internet to find better date ideas.

Turns out, there are plenty of sites on the internet that offer great date ideas, however, they didn’t link the great date ideas to venues local to me, and from there, the idea for DateDesigner.com came to me.  

People that go on dates, whether married, single, or attached to a boyfriend/girlfriend constantly ask the question “what do you want to do today/tonight?”.  The idea was to take great ideas for dates from various users across the world and give them a tool to build these dates similar to building a vehicle on Chevrolet.com or VW.com.  The users could then save those dates and allow other users to see their idea and use it, or customize it further to create their own unique experience.

PodCast – GangPlank Studios – DateDesigner.com

GangPlank HQ Blog – DateDesigner.com (1)

GangPlank HQ Blog – DateDesigner.com (2)

Well, 3 years later, I released the first alpha launch of DateDesigner.com in about 20 days thanks to the good people at GangPlank HQ.  The beta will be out shortly after we do some polishing up of the alpha versions.  

Sign up for the beta at DateDesigner.com!