How has date night looked with your beloved as of late? Has Netflix and chill transformed to Netflix in old yoga pants?
It may be time to shake things up a bit.
We decided to try the Toronto-based start-up, Date Artist. This is not only for people who are aiming for some relationship spice but also for those that have fallen into a rut.
They take the reigns, and you get all the credit, looking romantic and exciting to someone who has seen you in your ratty ponytail too many times.
You have many options, from an Argentine Tango lesson in a café just open for the two of you (rose in teeth optional) to sculpting in an ambient gallery to a private sax session at Toronto’s jazz lounge.
We chose the latter and found ourselves swept away by the smooth sounds of jazz by three guys who were goofy one moment and entirely different people the minute they picked up their instruments. It was like they were having a private conversation with their instruments and we were somehow allowed to eavesdrop. Joel Harbens, the saxophonist, even enjoyed a beer with us after the performance.
New activities make our own lives exciting so why wouldn’t they do the same for your relationship? Date Artist is where you go when you feel you have seen all the sides of your partner. It’s where you go when you want to get past the bar stage of a relationship. You can look at it as smoothly moving from “It’s complicated” to “In a relationship” on Facebook.
Or, you can also simply use this as a way to get a person to see you as charming and sexy. Why would we judge when we’ve been in both corners?
You can even sculpt or goldsmith your own rings, if your relationship is going in that direction. Our only advice is that it’s probably best not to bring up goldsmithing too early on in the relationship.
Date Artist: 1. Netflix: 0. Sorry, old friend.