Girl/Guy Code: The North Star Edition

Justin VanPoppelen

Online Editor

So what is the perfect date? For me, the perfect date definitely includes grabbing some chow. Now, I would usually say that a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch and Dr. Pepper Vanilla Freeze would be adequate, but I’d like to think of myself as a little more classy than that. This is my perfect date, so I can do a little better than some T-Bell, and when I say a little better, I’m talking about a grade-A Chipotle Burrito. Drop an online order in so we do not have to wait in line and we are good to go!

If you are hungry, I suggest you stop reading here since this about to be an in-depth description of a dreamy burrito. I’m talking a double-wrapped piece of heaven in a red Chipotle basket. Steak loaded in there with white rice and black beans, along with some lettuce, sour cream and cheese. Combined, these make one delicious wrap, and it is more than enough to keep me full for a while. Use this to steal your man’s heart, after all the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach….(Preferably Chipotle to fill said stomach).

Alli Parski

Copy Editor

There are many different ways to go about dates. Some couples like a more relaxed style of dating while others like adventurous dates. Many couples do dinner and a movie, which is a relaxing date, but that is definitely not for me. I would much rather go on a date that I am going to remember forever.

Now of course the types of dates one goes on will depend on the type of person they are and how long a couple has been together. Those will both play a factor in what they decide to do. But I feel like no matter how long you have been with someone, there should always be dates that leave a lasting memory.

For a first date, it seems to be more appropriate for the original dinner and a movie, but for me I would prefer for the guy to think outside of the box. If the guy is really interested in me, I feel he should have been paying attention to the types of things I have said and know to plan something adventurous, even if I have never done it before. An adventurous date to me is going rock climbing, mountain biking or kayaking.

There is nothing wrong with the cliché dates. They are cute every now and again, but doing something creative is so much better.

Erin Antosiek


  A dinner and a movie is an ideal date for most teenage girls, as long as it is coming out of your wallet, boys. I am not hard to please. A “perfect date” to me is just kicking it back with someone. Kicking it back, relaxing, watching some Netflix, just straight chilling.

Maybe we can drive around with windows down, and I am definitely going to get hungry. So, I suggest buying some food to munch on, preferably McDonald’s. I want a McChicken, a McCoke, and a large fry. Do not try getting me a value-sized fry, I deserve better than that.  To me, it is not necessarily what you are doing; rather, it is the person you are with.

Ty Gianakis


I like to take girls out to go get some ice cream or take a trip to the beach during the summer. During the fall I like to go to the cider mill, Yates or nothing. During the winter going to the movies is cool because it’s is an escape from the frigid weather. Going out to dinner is always a great idea too merely because you just can’t go wrong with food. I love food.

In all honesty, though, I wouldn’t even mind just kicking back on the couch with my girl and just go with the flow and see what happens. I think the best memories happen when things happen spontaneously or at random. With that, I feel as if the same goes for dates. Just going with the flow seems to make me happy.

Zach Wagner

Guest Writer

The best kinds of dates are spontaneous dates. I think unprompted dates are great because everyone needs to be impulsive sometimes, and that is also a way of showing someone you are thinking about them. It does not matter what you do as long as it is something you share mutual interest in, like going out to dinner. Who does not like food? Especially on a first date, I think it is important that you go somewhere where you can talk a lot and get to know each other, unlike the movies. Sometimes even going on double dates can be the way to go to alleviate some of the pressure to feel like there needs to be continuous conversation.

Personally, my favorite kind of date is just doing anything with just my significant other. It does not matter if we go out to dinner, drive around or even just sit in one of each other’s houses all night, as long as we are spending time together, which is what really matters.

With that being said, though, you cannot just do the same thing every time. You have to do different things and try new things so nothing gets boring.

Miranda Rysiewicz

Photo Editor

Everybody prefers a different kind of date. My mood could determine what kind of date I want to go on. Sometimes I’m in the mood to just watch a movie and get some ice cream. But other times I’m in the mood to do something a little more adventurous.

Depending on the season, it might also change what kind of date I want to go on. If it is winter, I would want to go to Campus Martius, or to downtown Rochester to walk around and look at the lights. In the fall, I would want to go to the cider mill and go on a haunted hayride and in a haunted house. In the summer, I would want to go to the beach or go to a Tigers’ game, or even just swim in my pool and get Slurpees. Really, any date would make me happy. There is nothing better than spending time with someone who makes you happy.