Stroll through one of the city’s many farmers’ markets then cook dinner together.Take an hour-long stroll around Green Lake, or bike Burke-Gilman Trail and end with a picnic at Gas Works Park.Check out the Japanese Garden at Washington Park Arboretum. Take a ferry to Bainbridge Island, then grab an ice cream cone at Mora Iced Creamery before touring the area by bike or on foot.

The views are stunning, the weather mild, the music scene thriving, the unemployment rate low.

Thanks to its coffee connoisseurs, outdoorsy types, and music lovers, Forbes recently named the city the second-best place for single ladies to find love in the country.

If you’re stumped when planning a date in the Emerald City — coffee dates might be too obvious — consider the following great date ideas: Go Outside With its moderate climate, plentiful trails and gorgeous views, exploring the great outdoors should be at the top of your to-do list.

Pacman wasn't part of your childhood, an arcade date playing old-school games is bound to loosen you up and create a fun, interactive atmosphere.

And if you know a local barcade, you can sling back some IPAs at the same time. Pacman wasn't part of your childhood, an arcade date playing old-school games is bound to loosen you up and create a fun, interactive atmosphere.

And if you know a local barcade, you can sling back some IPAs at the same time.

You don't have to Netflix-and-chill on Date #2, but you can set up a cozy movie night that guarantees you some privacy.

Settle on a film or a couple episodes of a television series (if you're scrambling for options, a comedy will lighten the mood) and order in some pizza.

After dinner, head to a local show to see some live music—but do your research, since a random band that can't play their instruments can be a serious mood-killer.

Here's an opportunity to find out more about his musical tastes and to see how you both gel in a performance setting. Attend an opening you've both wanted to check out or explore the galleries of a museum with enough options to keep you entertained for more than one hour.

It's an added bonus if you have any special knowledge you've studied up on (looking at you art history majors).