Living Fort Wayne is here for you, and we are planning to show you that with our new series: LFW’s Top Picks. We will be bringing you our top picks of everything in the great city of Fort Wayne from restaurants to sledding spots. And in our first installment, we bring you the best first date activities. We can guarantee you approximately an 85% success rate in garnering a second date if you use any of these ideas on your first date. If you use everything on this list…you might as well propose on the spot.
Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair
Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair
Take your date to a Let’s Comedy show. The group is constantly bringing amazing comedians to FW; this is a great test to see if you two have a similar sense of humor. After the show, you can meander up to the bar at CS3 for drinks.
Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair
Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair
Head to Hyde Brothers Booksellers – two stories of countless books where quieter types can explore shared interests together. Follow this with a stroll down Wells Street. For lunch, head around the corner to Caliente Cuban Cafe – not the biggest place in town, but if you like Cuban sandwiches and small, locally-owned establishments with character, this place rocks! Spend the afternoon at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – a Fort Wayne favorite since 1965, who knows how many dates have happened here. Even the monkeys have love in the air.
Leslie Snare – Director at Large
Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair
Courtney Bell – Technology Chair
Becca Bell – Contributing Writer
Browse Fancy & Staple and Antiques on Broadway together. Then get a Bloody Mary at the Brass Rail, which is basically like a meal inside a drink. After that, you can grab an actual meal and some craft beers at Trubble Brewing.
Travis Bartlett – Contributing Writer
Head to El Amish – this authentic, intimate establishment will sit well in your stomach and on your wallet. No one can argue with two dollar tacos, and if your date does, they are not right for you. Then take him or her to Cocktails. This remote, hole-in-the-wall bar offers a “Cheers”-like setting with amazing unique cocktails. Have fun trying each other’s martinis and get to know each other next to the toasty fireplace.