1. The “You’re Cute But You Could Still be a Murderer” Date
Friend-style options for the blind/we met online/I got your number at a bar date
He looked cute two drinks in at that Christmas party, but he could still be a creep. Take him for a test drive.
The last Saturday of every month, The Cup in Boulder hosts a cupping: a free, hour-long coffee tasting that’ll keep you and your potential someone engaged. Conscious Coffee provides five or six roasts, so you can sniff and slurp whilst scoping out your new non-single option. Rent a bike from Boulder B-cycle and tour the town afterward; or find your flavor of the year at Celestial Seasonings in Gunbarrel—flavors change annually—and learn what makes tea tea on a free tea tour and art gallery visit.
Need something to break the ice a bit? Go climbing. Most gym experiences shouldn’t be shared with anyone you’d like to find attractive after the fact, but climbing gyms offer rental shoes and harnesses and fun options for every skill level. Afraid of the learning curve? The Spot features primarily bouldering walls, so there’s no rope finagling, just hop on the fake rocks and go, or kick back and watch muscle-bound athletes fall repeatedly.
If you’d really like someone else to do all of the talking, take a historical tour of Boulder on the Banjo Billy bus: Nothing’s more romantic than the tale of three suicides with one note, Chief Niwot’s meeting with Capt. Thomas Aikens, and the mystery of Macky Auditorium. Or ride along on one of Billy’s Sunday night brew tours (high-class pub crawls) visiting Avery, Twisted Pine and Upslope breweries.
Banjo Billy Bus Tours: 4525 Martin Dr., Boulder, 720.938.8885
Tours vary by season.
The Cup: 1521 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.5173
Monday–Sunday, 7am–10pm. Cuppings: Last Saturday of every month at 9am
Celestial Seasonings: 4600 Sleepytime Dr., Boulder, 1.800.351.8175
Free Tours Monday–Saturday, 10am–4pm, Sunday, 11am–3pm;
Free Samples and Art Gallery Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm; Saturday, 9am–5pm; Sunday, 11am–5pm
The Spot Bouldering Gym: 3240 Prairie Ave., 303.379.8806
Monday, Wednesday–Friday, 10am–11pm; Tuesday, 7am–11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am–8pm
Boulder B-cycle: View a map of B-cycle stations at boulder.bcycle.com/
Re-opens March 16. Daily, 5am–midnight
Four other great dates: