10 Date Spots In Springfield, MO

10 Date Spots In Springfield, MO

Whether you're new to Springfield or just visiting, this is the perfect guide to fun and affordable dates for you.

Springfield, Missouri may seem like any other ordinary college town, but when you take a closer look, it contains so many fun and interesting qualities. Aside from the rich history of Springfield and the amazing people that reside there now, there are also many enjoyable activities to do and places to visit! If you're new to Springfield, or just visiting, this is the perfect guide to fun and affordable date ideas for you.

1. Sequiota Park

Sequiota Park is right down the road from the historical Galloway Station area. This park has a small lake where several geese spend their days, paved walking and biking trails that take you about three miles each way, and a forest area behind the park that makes for a great hike! You can also bring a blanket and have a picnic, or walk down the road to have dinner at the Galloway Grill (the beer-battered fries are amazing).

2. Firehouse Pottery

This pottery joint is great for couple that love to be creative together. First, you pick out your piece of pre made pottery, then you decorate it with paint, stamps, and stencils. In about a week you can pick up your finished product! If you and your significant other love painting or making crafts, then this is the perfect date for you!

3. Tea Bar and Bites

Tea Bar and Bites is an adorable tea room located on the adorable Pickwick St. Here you can find great appetizers, refreshing meals, and amazing aesthetic, and, of course, tea! This is a fabulous place to visit if you and your significant other are wanting a light afternoon snack, or if you're going out for drinks in the evening, as they have happy hour specials as well.

4. Mudhouse Coffee

This coffee house is a staple of Springfield's downtown area. With many options for cold and hot coffee, pastries, and food, this coffee house has something for everyone. Not to mention, the atmosphere of this restaurant is always cozy and inviting. The decor features photographs and art made specifically for this coffee house, fliers and posters of things that are happening in Springfield, and gender neutral bathroom signs!

5. Alchemist Attic

The Alchemist Attic is an amazing shop near the square in Springfield. Climb the stairs to this actual attic to find metaphysical and spiritual gifts and trinkets of every kind! The vibes in this shop are friendly and enticing. This small shop is great to visit if you're feeling curious.

6. Rama Thai Cafe

For the absolute best Thai food in town, visit the Rama Thia Cafe. They offer options for anyone, and they can even dial down the spiciness of your dish (If you're a wussy like me). The decor of this restaurant is cozy and cute, and makes for a fun experience.

7. Fantastic Caverns

Take a trolley ride through caves and learn about stalagmites, stalactites, and the speak easies that were held in these caves underneath Springfield. You can also go spelunking in smaller caves, as long as you aren't claustrophobic! Afterward you can visit their gift shop and buy crystals, rocks, and informational texts.

8. Nicola's Restorante

If you're looking for a fancy atmosphere and a professionally prepared dish, then Nicola's is your place. With rich, savory Italian cuisine, dim lighting, and candles, Nicola's is the perfect anniversary or birthday date spot!

9. Kaleidoscope

What's a better date idea than getting tattoos or piercings with you significant other? Kaleidoscope not only features a tattoo shop and a piercing shop, but retail as well! You can also venture next door to Eros, the adult boutique that is attached to Kaleidoscope. The romantic vibes will always remain thanks to the couple who founded Kaleidoscope in 1972 as a record shop.

10. 1984

A date at a retro arcade is great for any couple! If you're looking for a relaxed date where you can laugh and have fun with your significant other, then 1984 is a great fit for you. You can also visit one of the many pizza or sandwich joints in the downtown area and really get your retro date on!

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Promises To My Future Husband

Then the day happens; you meet the one person you know you’ll spend the rest of your life with.

Marriage: a beautiful commitment made by two people who love each other. Growing up, the ideas of who you’ll marry and what your wedding will be like flutter through your mind.

As you get older, it becomes more and more relevant. Your siblings and cousins are getting married and finding their “one”, but you're still here waiting. Then the day happens; you meet the one person you know you’ll spend the rest of your life with.

Then everything clicks.

I promise to be patient and to be kind. There will be times when we fight and times when we disagree, but I will stay patient.

There will be times when we feel lost and otherwise confused, but I will stay kind. No matter what life throws at us, I will be here to have your back and I know you’ll have mine.

Together, we can conquer anything.

I promise to give you space and time. A young love can move quickly, sometimes even faster than expected. I will give you the time to think and process because I know that’s what you need.

Being together doesn’t always mean being in the same room. I will give you the space you need to be your own person. Together, we will have two lives mend into one.

I promise to love your family as my own, and I promise my family will love you like their own. Our families are a precious thing; they raised us, taught us, and showed us the way.

I will always be understanding, compassionate, and thankful for the man they brought into this world. You. I know you will always be open, honest, and respectful of my family. Together, our two families will come together as one.

I promise to love you. No matter what day, month, or year, I will love you unconditionally. I will be here to hold your hand and walk with you through life. I know that you will carry me through whatever endeavors I endure.

Together, we will make one amazing team.

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Please, Spare Us From These 6 Relationship Posts That Should Never Make It On Social Media

If my significant other posted a picture of me sleeping, which I’m sure is never flattering, I’d be pissed. Unless there is a pet(s) involved.

I think it’s safe to say that we all have at least one friend that posts their relationship, in its entirety, on social media. From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, you can count on their presence, and relationship updates, in your news feed.

Without putting in any effort, you are somehow up to date on the details of their relationship. So, for those who use social media like it’s a personal diary, here are 6 things you should stop doing immediately.

1. Stop posting *everything* on social media.

I have so many things to ask, but first…do you actually have any secrets or personal things between you two? I think it’s safe to say that the social media world doesn’t want to know.

I really don’t care about what you packed your significant other for lunch, and I definitely don’t care what you and bae did at the gym each day for the past month, so please, stop.

2. Keep your seven weeks, 19 weeks or even seven month anniversary to yourself.

Save the super gushy posts for the bigger, more memorable anniversaries, please. I’m really happy for you, but if you’re really that excited to celebrate the seven weeks you have been together, I feel that it should be a personal thing.

In my opinion, when I see couples that are so focused on each other and so tunneled-in on the smallest things, it makes me feel that they aren’t able to reliably contribute or participate in the world around them.

3. No one actually wants to see bae sleeping.

If my significant other posted a picture of me sleeping, which I’m sure is never flattering, I’d be pissed. Unless there is a pet(s) involved, I’d prefer not to see it…and even then, it probably isn’t flattering.

You see? Fortunately, until this article, this photo has never seen the light of day.

4. Any kind of “adult” content.

I thought this was pretty much an unspoken rule but keep anything you wouldn’t want your parents seeing off your timeline, even if you’re parents are the coolest people in the world or aren’t friends with you on social media. Not only out of respect for yourself and your partner but for, oh, I don't know, your future.

5. Sharing “relatable” pictures, posts, or statuses that give away all of your unspoken feelings.

If something happens that causes you some kind of emotional response between you and your significant other, the last place you should go is social media. Unless you’re starving for attention, then maybe consider it.

6. Any kind of argument, disagreement, issues with your significant other.

I’m not sure how or why this is something that still exists, but when you post about how you’re upset or on a break or need space from your significant other, and are back with them posting the next day, no one forgets.

Public fights, especially ones on social media, are messy. Not saying anyone is judging you, but we definitely don’t forget.

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