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Dating in Los Angeles brings so much opportunity that sometimes it’s hard to choose the best activity for that particular outing. No worries. Following are five different ideas mutually attractive to Angelenos who aim to get together in the always entertaining City of Angels.
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Foodstory
810 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(310) 853-3663
www.facebook.com/JapaneseFoodStories

A cooking class can be oh-so-romantic when you take your date to one that lets you try your four hands at making a meal or even a single dish. One that’s just right for a canoodling couple to conquer is sushi, learned in a session that is sure to be sensual — especially if you both like raw fish (if you don’t, try the ramen or tofu class). After you complete your creation, stay and dine on that accomplishment and other dishes made by the house. Talk about mixing business with pleasure in the best way possible. 

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Echo Park Lake
1632 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-3578
www.laparks.org

If you’re an outdoorsy kind of person who is dating the same kind of al fresco soul, why not invite said date on a paddle boating experience? The easy part is booking the boat and the hard part is making that boat take you to all corners of Echo Park Lake without your legs giving out. But don’t worry. If you guys get tired while you trundle along, just stop and talk and take in the pretty scenery until you have a second wind or, if you’re ready, get back to shore and on to your next event.  

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Pacific Theaters Vineland Drive-In
443 N. Vineland Ave.
City Of Industry, CA 91746
(626) 961-9262
www.vinelanddrivein.com

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as a date to a drive-in movie. The problem is, most of these venues are a thing of the past, especially in shiny Tinseltown. One exception is Vineland, which is open every day all year ’round and presents new top-rated releases in a pseudo retro atmosphere. Remember, if you care to partake in this fun way to spend time together, bring along a radio if your car doesn’t come equipped with one or you won’t be able to hear what the people on the big screen are saying. If you care, that is. Happy dating!

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The Spare Room
The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 769-7296
www.spareroomhollywood.com

Bowling is a fun date idea, but not when the lanes are dingy and/or if the atmosphere is a bit too rowdy. No worries. The Spare Room doesn’t come close to either description. In fact, this trendy place does an excellent job of bringing people together in a vintage bowling arena that is next to a classy bar where you are lucky enough to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-1181
www.cinespia.com

Your first thought wouldn’t be to take your date to a cemetery. But think again when that cemetery is called Hollywood Forever and when the object of your affection for the evening will be watching a movie on a big screen for Cinespia, which is carried out far enough away from the places where people (some famous) are buried. Expect an excellent classic film to roll by in front of you as you sit on the Fairbanks lawn on the blanket you brought that may bring you close together before the evening ends. Talk about the right route to take on date night. 

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Freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com

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