Win a Memphis Dream Date for You and Your Soul Mate

February 4, 2013 1:20 pm6 commentsViews: 109

Valentine's Day is coming, and I'm giving away a custom designed Memphis dream date for one lucky couple.

Dream Date Contest, Memphis, Tenn.

And by couple, I mean you and your soul mate, whether it's your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, best friend – whoever you want to take on a super special date. 

The winners will receive a date night consisting of an activity, a meal, and a night at the Westin Memphis Beale Street.

You don't have to live in Memphis to win, but if you're out of town and you win, you have to get yourself to Memphis in order to claim your prize. You've also got to be at least 18 years of age to win.

Here's how it works:

1. To enter, fill out this form telling me a little bit about you and your soul mate by Feb. 8, 2013. Your entry will not be counted if you don't fill out the form. Leaving your info in the comments does not count as an entry.

2. I'll narrow the field down to five finalists on Monday, Feb. 11th. The finalists will be chosen based on the entry forms, so the more detail you provide, the better. The five finalists' stories will be posted on I Love Memphis on Feb. 11th, and the ILM readership will vote for the pair that they think should go on the dream date. 

3. The winner (aka, whichever couple gets the most votes) will be announced on Feb. 14, 2013.

 

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    I was blessed to meet Lewis in 2008 and for the last five years we have fluctuated between hot and heavy, luke warm and just friends.  But one thing that's remained constant is that he has been one of the most reliable and most thoughtful people in my life.  After years of being terribly selfish, I’ve realized that it doesn’t get any better than Lewis and I want him to be the last boy friend I ever have.  I’d love you to help me tell him so with this awesome Memphis Date night. 

  • Shandrie and I have been together for seven years married for three and a half  years.  We met online, through Myspace (remember that?), when she messaged me out of the blue. I almost hit delete without responding and in retrospect, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.
    Shandrie has become my best friend and has literally been a lifesaver to me in our time together, more than she will ever know. I am extremely lucky and fortunate to have her in my life and always be there for me.
    We are coming to Memphis in late February and this trip means a lot to me.  We have not been there together before and at one point, we were going to go and I had planned on proposing to her on the steps of Graceland. Although she knows what I have planned for us on this trip, I would love to have something special for a surprise date night for both of us while we are there!

  • Scott and I met through online dating. That fact being a miracle in itself! Both of us are divorced and have children. As many single parents know, dating is hard enough but dating while raising kids is even harder. Finding time to be alone is also a job. Having this opportunity to suprise him with such an amazing evening would be a treat for both of us. I am originally from the Memphis area and he is from the north. I have my kids about 99.9% of the time and he travels every other weekend to visit his. We both work full time and he sometimes travels with his job. So as with any situation with this many yield signs, it seemed doomed from the beginning.  On the contrary…we began our relationship before a holiday weekend, while he was traveling, and have been going strong ever since. It was my last 1st date. We call, text and email all day long every day. Our strongest relationship tip is the communication focus! Scott tells everyone we meet "For every 1 hour of dating there should be 4 hours of communication." Of course we have had our misunderstandings or differences of opinion (just this last weekend) but we have never raised our voices, fought, gone without speaking, hung up on each other, etc. There's no point in that behavior. He is my best friend. He is always on my mind. I'm always thinking "I wish he was here to see/experience this" or "I can't wait to tell him about this." While I am a hot head Virgo, he is a cautious Cancer. We balance each other out wonderfully. When you love someone and connect in such a way, you give them everything you can and expect nothing in return. We've each learned that what we had in the past was not enough. The past was just loving another NOT being IN LOVE. Once you find that and realize you want to spend the rest of your life with that person, you want the rest of your life to start right here, right now. Scott is the best thing to ever happen to me. He gives me more love and appreciation than I have ever know. He is a great role model to his kids and mine. He has character that so many others lack. I desire to be the best I can be for him. I feel complete now that we have found each other. In everything I do, I look to him for confidence, moral support, discernment, and understanding. Without trying we have helped each other to heal pieces of our past and move beyond the hurt. Of course there are still obstalcles, life will always have them. It's just nice to know that I will be hand in hand with my soulmate through them all.  <3 you Scott

  • My relationship with Clay has been a whirlwind and not many people could survive being with me, but my love. Meeting in 2008, as I entered my sophomore year of college at the University of Memphis, Clay and I started dating and bonded through our love of the Tigers.
    The next three years were truly crazy. Trying to get through college, my mom's house burning down and developing a medical disorder…Clay stuck by side and was nothing but supportive. He was the person cheering the loudest at my 2011 college graduation. ( I made it!!!)
    Then came the next big hurdle in life…finding a job. With a journalism degree in hand and an unsteady job market I did the most insane job ever- I became a flight attendant. This was a huge deal because not only did I have to leave home for two months for training, but my job required me leaving all the time and there is a certain stigma that surrounds the job of being a flight attendant….but rumors aside Clay was ever supportive and dropped me off at the airport and picked me up two months later when training was finished.
    A year and a half later, I have the same crazy job and the same supportive, loving man who puts up with the craziness of my life. Not many people could do that, but Clay does it perfectly. 
     

  • My Soulmate is most certainly my husband, Matt.  We met thirteen years ago this March.  We've been married elevan years this March.  I was a divorced mom of one son.  Working hard and providing for my son.  I didn't think I would ever get married again, let alone meet my soulmate.  A mutual friend brought him over to my house one night and I thought she was crazy!  I mean, I had just turned thirty (albeit a young thirty) and he was just shy of a few months of being  twenty three!  And in the Navy to boot!  Was she crazy?!  I know what those military men on leave visiting home are looking for!  Afterall, I grew up an Air Force brat and grew up in an Air Force town. Forget this!  However, when our eyes met, I knew this was a man that would be a part of my life.  We saw each other off & on as much as time permitted with him being stationed on a ship in VA.  We fell in love hard & fast.  I even lied to my parents about his age!  He was so much more mature than most forty year old men that I had dated!  Who knew?  Well, he knew I was a package deal.  I had a son.  He let me know that was not a problem and when I couldn't see him, not a problem.  We dated for two years and then we were married.  We went through 9-11 a year before we got married.  I couldn't reach him on the ship the day it happened and waited for two days to hear from him.  It was hell.  I had been scheduled to fly out on the day after 9-11 happened, but of course, flights were cancelled.  His ship was ready to cruise around Africa to it's new port in CA.  I drove to VA once I had talked to him so I could see him leave.  Being apart for months at a time can really strenghen a relationship.  Being a military wife means more communication than most civilians have because you have to.  I've learned a lot in this marriage and I've sacrificed a lot in this marriage, but would never trade in my life because of the caring, loving, patriotic, strong sailor that I know, truly know, loves me, my son and now our son, so very much.  He deserves much more than a special evening out.  He saved my life. I never knew I could be so loved.

  • I meet my husband 30 years ago got married 27 years ago, had our honeymoon in Memphis, TN. Now 30  years later my husband has health issues and I was disgnosed with M.S. last year.

    Thanks, Carol

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