I love Spring! The tulips, daffodils and Irises are all in bloom. And it is a great time to find love. Think of the movie Bambi. It’s a time to be twitterpated. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/twitterpated So, if you are wondering where to meet someone for a first date I can make some recommendations. There are some really great places in Sonoma County to have first dates, especially now that Spring has arrived. You can meet for “coffee” at Starbucks, Peets, Aroma Roasters, or SoCo, or you can meet at Spring Lake, Annadel or Howarth Park for a walk around the lake. These can be a sort of “meet and greet.” If you hit it off, great! Then you can make a dinner or movie date. If not, everyone can go their separate ways. I learned the hard way that a lengthy first date with someone who isn’t a match can be excruciating.
However, a first date with someone who is a match can last an entire day. Don’t forget to explore the coast (if you have established a good rapport.) Two of my favorite beaches for walking and talking (and holding hands) are Salmon Creek, just outside of Bodega Bay, and Stinson in Marin. Both of these beaches have limited parking so get an early start and make a day of it!!!!
Here is a YouTube video of Downtown Santa Rosa with some first date ideas: http://youtu.be/WCitf5QABMc