While online dating sites offer thousands of potential bang-affiliates, it can often be difficult to make the transition from e-flirting to seeing if your mutual interest in Tetris means she wants to play with your long piece. Giving sweet date ideas that'll compensate for your B-game: HowAboutWe, making its Philly intro. From a bunch of lifelong friends whose past ventures included jobs weird (selling spaghetti to hippies) and weirder (teaching high school), HAW's an online dating service built not just to let people meet, but to get them out and about by recommending activities you both want to do and "putting the date back in online dating", although hopefully not one of the ones the little monkey in Raiders of the Lost Ark ate. Prep the algorithm by selecting your faves from some suggested outings (wander through RTM, try new beers at the Piazza, people-watch on South St., etc.), enter in a modicum of personal info (age, if you exercise, if you smoke, etc.), and then upload a photo, so your prospective honeys can see you're balling for real in head-to-toe Aeropostale. From there, find your hapnin' future mate and propose a fresh date idea (or a completely unoriginal one from their crowd-sourced list); users can accept proposed dates, counter-propose if they like the person but their date ideas suck, or "poke" any lady with a private message like "Hey, how's it going?" or "MOM!?!". HAW also includes a matchmaker feature, where you can
pawn off thoughtfully recommend an unappealing proposal to a friend who may appreciate it, and they mail out a list of date ideas every morning that get fine tuned to your tastes the more you accept and reject, which is exactly what your date'll do to you when she discovers you're actually just packing one of the weird little zig-zag units.