Modern dating has gone the way of smartphones and online dating apps, but there is still the inevitable face-to-face.
No matter how many texts and chats, eventually two singles interested in each other might like to meet. But then comes the decision of how. Established couples have their favorite go-to spots for a romantic night out, but singles have much more to consider.
The Garlic Press, W. Wadley Ave. An ever-changing menu is always full of surprises that usually include a distinctly crafted seafood dish and richly deed desserts. The new RueS. Big Spring St. Think green with the I Wildlife Preserve, S Midland Drive, for a date outside.
Hiking trails, observation decks and an abundance of wildlife and flora can be just the thing for more active dating types, and the desert oasis aspect can be quite appealing. Naturalists can also find a unique experience at the Sibley Nature Center, E. Its acre site includes a wildlife viewing room, special collections and a nature trail where picnics and dogs are welcome.
Speaking of dogs -- they are a great buffer, so why not include them on the date?
Besides, if conversation runs thin, Spot can always make up for it. The Blue Door, N. Garfield St. While pets can appreciate the large patio, owners can partake in artisanal cocktails and craft beers while talking about long walks on the beach. The chill outdoor atmosphere is also home to some 50 selections of beer, wine and cider.
Get an added bonus on weekends with live music and food vendors. The venue will also host its second speed dating event 7 p. To participate, register at midlandbeergarden.
Sometimes a throwback is just the right date. So try a double feature at Big Sky Drive-In, W Highway 80 and nosh on a selection of cheese fries, nachos and funnel cakes.
With skating contests, prizes and more, the roller rink is definitive retro. Wall St. The former Cactus Lanes, which reopened in October, is a no-frills, family-owned bowling alley.
While the Reed family is still working on putting in their concessions and bar stand, bowlers can bring their own drinks while striking down pins. And some good competitive spirit can liven up any date. Most Popular.
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