For a homemade luncheon, I find it’s easy to pack fruit and pasta salads into my Tiffin To Go Ware container and take it on the boat.

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Finding love, or even a date, can be a tricky project.

It's hard enough, but when you're looking for chemistry, physical attraction, love...

and someone with shared ethical and environmental values, it can be a tall order.

Besides the appeal of enjoying a true oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life, there’s a Huckleberry Finn adventure spirit about the place.

Make your way past the exotic dragon-red Pagoda, listen to the watery echoes under the old stone bridge, or spy on turtles sunning themselves on floating logs.

Each boat is available for one hour, so a quick lunch onboard is always a nice touch.

You can pick something up from the Lake House – which serves organic beverages, vegan cookies and veggie hotdogs along with its offering of candy corn and regular burgers – or pack your own picnic.

Sharing concern about climate change and environmental issues means looking for a like minded carbon footprint reducer who'll take sustainability seriously.

In the hopes that April showers have truly turned to May flowers, it’s time to take your dating life outdoors.

Trying the latest vegetarian joint or bonding over a biodynamic glass of wine is fine and dandy, but why not get creative and get to know each other in a more natural setting?

In my opinion, one of the best green dates in the City is renting a paddle boat at Stow Lake and powering your way around the island.