Dates for Dummies


Take a nice trip to the county theater! Photo from Al Camardella Jr. via Flickr under Creative Commons license

Sophia Wang, Editor-in-Chief

If you’re anything like me, you know that feeling of simultaneously wanting to go out and do something but being too lazy to actually plan anything. When you’ve watched all the Netflix there is to watch and eaten all the Oreo’s there are to eat, or hey – when you’ve finished all the chemistry worksheets available online, you know it’s time for a change of scenery.

Ask out the dude or girl you’ve been lowkey staring at in class for all of first semester. Just do it! And I’ve done all the planning for your date right here in this article. Just follow the sagely step-by-step instructions. Having a successful date could literally not be easier. Coming to you hot off the press from Titan Tribune, this is the first installment of the new article series… Dates for Dummies.


Movie + Dinner + Dessert: A Date in Doylestown

Time: 4:00pm

Money: $20 each ($30 to be super safe)

Jules’ Thin Crust (78 S Main Street)

County Theater (20 E State Street)

Sabrosa Taqueria (34 E State Street) OR Coach’s Steak & Hoagie House (44 E State Street)

Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream (30 E State Street)

Indulge in the indie atmosphere of local hotspot, D-town. With a myriad of brick walls and leafy foliage, Doylestown is all aesthetic vibes. It’s also the cutest place to take your romantic interest. Your date is sure to be impressed by your effort and thoughtfulness in planning the date, when in reality, all you had to do was check Titan Tribune. It’s a win-win.

There’s generally two ways to get to Doylestown. Either you drive, or your parents drive you. If you bring a car, find a parking spot along the side of the street, or pay for parking behind the Doylestown Bookstore. If your parents are dropping you off, tell them to drop you off on the corner outside Jules’ Thin Crust, and tell your date’s parents to do the same. Aim to meet at around 4pm.

Why? Jules’ Pizza is the perfect walking distance from the County Theater. Only four minutes away, it lets you greet each other and share a joke or two without spanning into an awkward silence. Once inside the whimsical County Theater, choose a film. Choose wisely.

An hour or two later, you’ll have exited the County Theater. Notice how the timing is perfect, according to my plan. Ideally, the movie will have finished around 5-6pm. You should be feeling up for a bite to eat. Luckily, Sabrosa Taqueria is only a few meters away from the County Theater. If Mexican is not your thing, the best part about Doylestown is its variety of choices in a compact area. Opt for Coach’s Steak & Hoagie House (American) instead, also conveniently located on E State Street. If you’re an avid Yelper, you’ll notice at this time that both Sabrosa Taqueria and Coach’s Steak & Hoagie House have a price range of “Under $10”, because I understand that, like me, you are also, probably, broke.

Full bellies and a happy conversation later, you and your date should exit the restaurant feeling warm and satisfied. The sunset has now painted the sky a fiery orange, pink, and lavender. But the magical night is not over yet. Only a few steps away, Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream awaits.

AKA heaven on earth, Nina’s houses authentic Liege waffles and rich, luscious ice cream. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but order the waffle bites with two scoops of ice cream if the romantic chemistry has been giving you those good vibes. That’ll make the dessert easier to share between two forks and two hearts. Take the dessert to-go. Now, you and your date are free to stroll, hand-in-hand, down the peaceful Doylestown sidewalk beneath the sunset glow in the chilly evening breeze and utter wafflely-ice creamy bliss melting in your mouth. This is the stuff of movies. You’re welcome.