Lighten Up: Spark a Romance

Summer is here and that means it's time for fun and romance. With over 8 million members, and boasting that they’ve inspired twice the number of marriages than any other dating website, offers the following tips for meeting that special someone under the hot summer sun.

Get Wet
Whether it’s swimming at the pool or rafting down the river, participating in group activities with others can be a great way to break the ice. When you meet someone interesting, ask questions and show genuine curiosity in order to spark attraction.

Recipe for Love
Open air, warm sun, and the aroma of a delicious meal makes a sizzling combination for potential romance. The grill is the perfect focal point to gather, flirt, and strike up a conversation with someone of interest. Remember to have fun! People are more likely to be attracted to you when you’re having a good time.

Hit the Road
Vacation travel can be a great way to meet new people with shared interests. A recent survey by showed that 78 percent of single people believe it is possible to fall in love with someone you meet while on vacation. In fact, 44 percent of the singles surveyed admitted to having planned a vacation with the intention of meeting a romantic interest. Call your travel agent today!

Serve, Spike, Score!
Drumroll please…And the sexiest summer sport activity is…beach volleyball! Nearly half of the single people surveyed by picked the team sport as a must-do for love seekers. Some friendly competition can certainly heat things up, and a fun game can set the stage for a little flirtation.

Have Phone, Will Date
The latest trend in dating this summer is mobile dating, where your cell phone gets to play cupid. Whether you are stuck in traffic, attending a large event, or catching some shade at the mall, this high tech phenomenon makes it convenient to connect with new people no matter where you are. Mobile works with Sprint, Nextel and Cingular/AT&T Wireless, and lets people search, flirt and connect with others in their area through mobile phones.

Lighten Up: Wine (Sonoma Valley)

Lighten Up: Wine (Livermore Valley)

Lighten Up: Song