Restaurant guide

A guide to eating out and all the best restaurants.

The ultimate Chicago dating guide

Posted on | September 15, 2011 | Comments Off on The ultimate Chicago dating guide

The largest city in the American Mid-West is a feast for first dates, whether you want a night on the town or a stroll in the park or a high flying spin on a Ferris wheel, Chicago is a joy for the senses.

Looking to meet singles in Chicago? Here are some of Chicago’s many riches that will make for a great first date:

* All the jazz Chicago has a special place in jazz history and the tradition continues to this very day with a wealth of jazz clubs and jazz-themed restaurants to be-bop your way over to. From the respected and atmospheric Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, to the famed Green Mill, to the cultural center that is Katerina’s, Chicago lives up to its jazzy reputation.

* From the ground up Chicago is where the dreams of architects became reality. The city contains the very history of American architecture, and a walk around Chicago, taking in the many historic buildings, is a fun and fascinating way to spend a first date. Must-see buildings include the Italian Renaissance styled Our Lady Of Sorrows Basilica; the Merchandise Mart, which was at one time the largest building in the whole world; the charming Holy Trinity Cathedral designed by seminal American architect Louis Sullivan, and the Gothic Tribune Tower.


* Lost and found If you want to make your first date one to remember, do something different like navigating your way through famous Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier, where you can get lost in 4000 square feet of tunnels, twists and turns. It may sound like kids’ stuff, but it will be a first date with a lot of laughter.

* Walk through history You can virtually smell the history in Chicago’s Old Town, which makes a great site for first time daters – especially those on a budget – to explore. Eat, drink and be merry as you stroll past the historic buildings and soak up the ambiance.

* On Lake Michigan Several companies run cruises on Lake Michigan, and you can choose a tour that takes as little as an hour to one that takes half the day. Enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner on one of America’s great lakes.

* Chicago in a nutshell “Millennium Park,” said one Mayor Daley, honors and builds on several proud traditions at once – beautiful architecture, landscaped and protected parklands, and the ongoing celebration of the arts.” It’s a hive of activity, there’s plenty to do and see and you and your new date will find a lot of sights to spark conversation. Millennium Park is part of the 319 acre Grant Park, which also features the beautiful Buckingham Fountain and is described as Chicago’s ‘front yard’. An ideal place to go if you’re on a tight budget but still want to make the first date special.

Visit us for tips on the popular singles dating sites Chicago including advice on which free dating websites America are hot and which online personals dating sites are not!