Plan a first date carefully, keeping a few exciting backup plans and alternatives in mind all the time. I don’t know…” [Read: 40 first date questions to have a great conversation] That conversation is the death knell on a date.[Read: 15 things you really need to know before planning your first date] After all, the best first dates are ones that seem perfect and memorable even if it seems like it’s all planned in the last minute. It shows that you haven’t planned your date nor have you paid any attention to impressing your date or doing something exciting.After dancing, impress your date (or not) by riding the free mechanical bull.For a change of pace, head over to A Bar Named Sue, a place that knows how to keep drinks cheap while all you fun-lovin’ Red Necks toss back a Pabst Blue Ribbon.And you can’t try too hard either, unless you know your date well already.Keep your level of intimacy in mind while planning a date because your date’s level of comfort around you matters a lot for the date to be successful.Kick back and load some romantic country songs on the jukebox.But if a romantic daytime date is more your style, take a scenic drive to Park City and visit the High West Distillery for a free tour and a chance to sample some of the distillery’s best products.
A local singles club will have a social mixer sponsored by a singles group.
You can drop in The Garage (great outside patio in summer), Alchemy Coffee, Salt Lake Roasting Co., Tulie Bakery, Les Madeleines, Eva’s Bakery, Cafe On 1st, Mestizo Coffeehouse, The Red Door, or Park City Coffee Roaster.
Once you get past that first date and realize there truly is chemistry it’s time to build on that chemistry (especially if it wasn’t all that sparkly on the first date - these things can take some time).
Do You: •Have to have some sort of facial hair, beard or mustache that is well groomed? Top the evening off to a visit to the Beer Hive Pub in downtown. •Believe that a “beertini” — PBR mixed with margarita mix is the world’s greatest cocktail? •Own a shotgun with enough rounds to kill a flock of geese? Pull on your cowboy boots and best pair of Wranglers, and head on down with your cutie to The Westerner (21 and older) in West Valley City, where you can swing each other around on free country dancing nights every Thursday through Saturday.
Then, end the evening at Alchemy Coffee mingling over a local-roasted organic latte. If you said yes to two or more of these you just might be a red neck and really enjoy these date ideas.
Nothing better therefore than a drink in a nice bar, a coffee in a cozy coffee shop or cake in a cute bakery.