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Try these check-in friendly dates ideas


Whether you are going steady, making a move, or simply looking for a fun time with friends, planning a check-in friendly date is an esteemed struggle that many Hill students will come to face. Fear not my fellow cupids; there is hope for us still! 


1. For those who are trying their best 

Ok, we get it. You both have games every weekend, practice and lift, a ton of homework, and no shared free periods. Therefore: breakfast. If you’re feeling silly, try “making” breakfast for the other person, assembling a plate based on their tastes. Bonus points if you talk through your creation in a “Chopped”-style presentation worthy of the Food Network. Savoring the dish, and the moment is a way to start your day off right.  

2. For those who dream of a coffeeshop romance 

So, you’re one of the lucky ones. As day students and day student-daters seek to avoid their classmates on the weekend, consider your caffeination options wisely. Phoenixville’s Cafe Com Leite is a hidden gem off main street, known for its delicious coffee and empanadas. More off the beaten path is Skippack’s Blossom Cafe, where you and your date can sip from ceramic mugs while building your own terrariums. If you’re looking to keep it local, try the classic Charlotte Street Coffee Company, whose seasonal delicacies are just a “Pottstown Walking” away! 

3. For those who know what a girl really wants 

Gentleman, take notes. If you’re looking to simply make her day, or you’re begging for mercy, the answer is quite literally a bullseye. As you accompany your person of interest on the revered Target trip, you give them three categories to work with: something to eat, something to wear, and something to use. Once the items are secured in the cart, you proudly walk to the flower section by the entrance and, with a smile, take care of business.  

4. For those who like the finer establishments in the KOP trip 

While the classic tour-de-mall can keep anyone entertained, a great relationship must cover a truly pivotal milestone: a date at The Cheesecake Factory. While the mile-long menu and slightly deafening ambiance of the dining room may be off putting to some, I can assure you that no couple is above it. Embracing the conflict of 47 different appetizers is an adversity that is sure to strengthen any bond. 

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