5 Cost-Free Things to Do with Your Date in Aberdeen During Autumn

Scotland’s 3rd largest city, Aberdeen, is a harbor city on its northeast coast. It is considered as an important sea port, regional center and nothing less than the hub of the North Sea oil industry.

As one walks through the streets of Aberdeen, it unashamedly shows how the past can thrive with the present. One can see the romance of the old life and the beating of all things new as structures and buildings of ages past and of the present stand tall side by side.

It is a city where possibilities can be glanced at every corner for while it has known spots, it also has spaces where one must take the time to search and savor perhaps more so during Autumn. Autumn, after all, is said to be the most picturesque time to visit Aberdeen.

Like most cities that do not fear to embrace both its past and present, Aberdeen has its spaces for those who aspire to start and strengthen their relationships. These include places where Aberdeen dating can be fun, light and perhaps in the end, truly lasting.

Here are the things you can do in the city where you and your date can do for free and still have the time of your life in Aberdeen:

  1. Catch the autumn sunrise together. Sunrise is almost always a spectacular show in the sky and many would say more so, in this part of Scotland. To catch this natural art in the sky, you only have to go to one of Aberdeen’s beaches which is really just 10 minutes from the city center. And of course, you can enjoy a stroll along the beach as well. This is something that Aberdeen singles can just do to relax and enjoy.

    Aberdeen Beach
  2. Relive history together as you visit the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Take note that the Aberdeen harbor is one of the oldest in the world. There are plenty of things to see and talk about while you are there.
  3. Seek out the beauty of art as you check out the Aberdeen Art Gallery.  Its art gallery features works from the 15th century to present day. Be aware that the museum also hosts free lunch hour concerts and lectures! Other museums which are free to visit are the Marischal College and Museum which is the 2nd largest granite structure in the world and Provost Skene’s House. 

    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Photo: Colin Smith
  4. Don’t forget to take a walking tour of old Aberdeen. Your time in Aberdeen wouldn’t be complete without exploring together the Old Aberdeen which has some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. Also free to tour are the King’s College founded in 1495 and the St. Machar’s Cathedral, which dates back to the 19th century.
  5. Before you call it a day, stop over at the Aberdeen Harbor. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the harbor is Britain’s oldest business, having been established in 1136. Even as you take in all the activity of the port along with the fresh breeze, you and your date can also try to  catch sight of seals and dolphins which usually play near the entrance.

    Aberdeen Harbor. Photo: Russ Hamer

One can indeed enjoy the city of Aberdeen without emptying one’s pocket even as the Christmas season may be drawing near. Aside from experiencing the beauty and history that the city has to offer, what better way (or best way!) to do it with your date or with someone who now holds not just your hand but also your heart.

True Love and Friendship Found After 40

As a child, I heard stories about how my parents as well as uncles and aunts got to meet each other and how they ended up having a love story which led all the way to the wedding altar.

Their stories seemed so uncomplicated: my parents lived in neighboring houses while attending university, one of my uncles was introduced to his future wife by a common friend, another uncle met the future mother of his children while she was working with his sister (my Mom). All of them met in their 20s.

Well, the dating scene can be different when men and women reach their 30s, even in their 40s.

Those in their 40s are usually highly independent now and quite successful in their careers. Some have come out of previous relationships, some out of difficult marriages.

They know themselves better; they know life better than those in their 20s or 30s. They also have a clearer picture not only with what they want in a relationship but what they can also give. The hazy and heady days of dating in their younger years are now seen with a backdrop of reality.

Going through the lengthy time of dating may no longer be that appealing to the 40s lady and gentleman.

And I am writing all the above observation based on at least 3 other female friends in their 40s who not only showed me that love of the romantic kind can still blossom well in their age but that it can also be found ONLINE 🙂

Yes, all 3 friends found new love thanks to an online dating site!  To be honest, when they first started telling me that they met this special guy they were dating online, I was quite skeptical. After all, this was not how I found love (or was found by love!) myself.

One of these 3 friends also told me that she was also skeptical at first if finding a date through sites like older-dating.com would work. But several months into finding  a date online, she became ecstatic in telling me that she was not just dating anymore but she was already in a relationship with this guy!

As their communication continued to flow freely and they took steps to finally cross each other’s computer and phone screens as well as the geographical distance, I began to clearly see that indeed what they had was for keeps.

Eventually marriage plans were in place. And today my friend is one blissful wife to one happy husband.

And if you ask me how did my two other friends fare in their online dating experience, all has been sunny as well. Their stories were also capped with walking down the aisle in white lace.

Well, I did have one other friend who also tried exploring a dating site who did not end up marrying they guy she dated. But she told me that she learned so much from the experience.

In this day and age and of technology, she said, we need not stay by our lonesome self in a lonely corner. We have easy access to good dates and good friendships if only we welcome new ways of doing things and be willing to embrace new experiences.

Well said.

Finding a new love, a new friend is always possible even when you’re in your 40s.

True Convenience at Your Fingertips with LBC Connect

Convenience is something we can always welcome.

At a time when you can get practically anything and everything you need, whenever and wherever you may be, with a few swipes and taps of your fingers, convenience has indeed become king.

To keep up with the growing demand for mobile efficiency and seamless transactions, logistics solutions provider LBC digitally transformed its services in order to offer the best tracking and branch location features via its newest mobile app, LBC Connect.

A faster and easier way to track and trace multiple LBC deliveries, the new LBC Connect app allows you to access the entire range of LBC’s shipping and delivery services so you can move anything-wherever you are, and whenever you want.

With LBC Connect, you can:
• Manage your LBC account. Register and update your LBC account information anytime from LBC Connect

• Track and trace. Track any number of shipments with status-by-status updates on your device from LBC Connect

• Enjoy auto-pinning and notifications. Tracking Numbers you search via LBC Connect are automatically saved and pinned, and you’ll get notifications every time there’s a status update or new promo

• Access the branch locator. Find an LBC branch near you using the handy branch locator

But more is in store for LBC Connect app. This early, plans are afoot to introduce new functionalities on the app that are certain to improve a customer’s overall experience. This includes: LBC Mobile Branch –  Book any LBC service and book online; Case or Tickets Management – Raise concerns and have them resolved; Promotions and Rewards.

LBC President Mike Camahort exclaimed: “The launch of LBC Connect forms a huge part of our movement towards Digital Transformation. This is one of the initiatives that will help reshape customer experience through technology, while staying true to our brand attributes of Clarity, Certainty and Convenience”.

LBC Connect is available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play.

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Today, LBC is one of the most trusted logistics brands of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).