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March 05, 2009 06:00 ET

How to Find Love in All the Right Places -City Spice E-magazine

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Romance is the theme of this issue of Travel Alberta's online magazine, City Spice. The magazine includes the best places to propose in Alberta, lots of fun ideas for romantic dates in Calgary and dating in Edmonton and luxurious Alberta weekend getaways.

This Month's Highlights:

- Tips for online dating from a Lavalife expert

-- The first time you go out with someone, try a date that focuses on an activity, so you can keep it loose and fun - but still wrap it up if it isn't working.

-- Be specific. If you say you like movies, say you like suspense movies. If you write, "I like to laugh and hang out with my friends," - well, everyone does that.

-- Post photos on your profile that show off your hobbies.


"Dinner and a movie, that old saw, is considered the worst date you can do - because if there's no chemistry, you're together for hours."

We suggest something casual like meeting for a coffee. Or if you have a dog, let's meet at a dog park. The main thing is that it's less time, so if it doesn't work out, you're not stuck." Kim Hughes, Lavalife dating expert.

- Top 10 most romantic places in Alberta to pop the question

Calgarians prefer the Calgary Tower and Prince's Island Park. Edmontonians say 'yes' in the beautiful gardens of the Alberta Legislature - or during a romantic stroll along the River Valley.

Quotes from City Spice readers:

Why the Calgary Tower is a great place to propose - "No one can make a fast getaway. It's yes or no!"

Why Bowness Park is Calgary's most romantic winter location - "What could be more romantic than skating on that beautiful pond, surrounded by huge trees lit with lights and a roaring bonfire?"

How to pop the question at home - "What could be more romantic than waking up with a ring in a satin box beside the bed, accompanied by a bouquet of roses and a little white note saying "Will you marry me?" The smell of pancakes made by your future husband wafting up from downstairs, and the feeling of the box in your hands when you open it like a kid on Christmas."

- A diamond-studded weekend getaway - for only $8,499!

The Diamonds are Forever Package at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Resort is a two night escape priced at $8,499. Among other luxuries, it includes a half carat loose Canadian Diamond.

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About City Spice

City Spice e-magazine is published online 12 times a year by Travel Alberta. The magazine highlights dining, shopping, music, nightlife, arts, festivals and events in Calgary and Edmonton.

City Spice is aimed at visitors and residents of Alberta who are interested in exploring hidden gems and getting an inside edge on the cities' most vibrant hotspots.

Looking for Alberta-based story ideas? Send your comments, questions and suggestions Janet Bertsch.

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