Let Your Mom Set You Up, But Don’t Let It Hold You Back.

Welcome to Perfect Date Night, a weekly feature that acts as your spirit guide for going on a perfect date in what is objectively Texas’ best city, Dallas. Each week, we’ll give you a night’s worth of suggestions for a date night in a specific neighborhood, complete with recommendations for bars, restaurants, concerts, art shows, sporting events or, well, anything, really. Just make sure you include an emoji or two when you text your crush to invite them out.

Date Details.
When: This weekend (or anytime between now and January 29).
Duration: 4 hours.
Number of Stops: Two.
Modest Estimated Budget For Two: $150.
Ballin’ Estimated Budget For Two: $300.
Romance Scale: Four out of five hearts.

Earlier this week I met a lady at work that decided she wanted to set me up with her son. As she was describing him I realized I had matched with the guy on Bumble earlier that day, and he was horrified when I opened by telling him “I just met your mom.”

Long story short, this week is a date your mom would be proud to send you on with that nice person she met at work.

Photo via La Cep’s Facebook page.

Le Cep Restaurant (3324 West 7th, Fort Worth). First up for our totally cultured and totally mom-approved date is dinner at Le Cep. We’re stepping away from our usual burger and fries places and, instead, you can spend way too much on their tasting menus that will be some of the nicest little dishes you’ve set your eyes on, and delicious to boot. How often can you really say you eat French food anyways?

Photo via Kimbell Art Museum’s Facebook page.

Kimbell Art Museum (3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth). My own mom seems to delight in trying to set me up with men that aren’t anywhere near my type, but she at least has good taste in PDNs, so our stop at the Kimbell is a nod to her. Take advantage of their extended January hours and take in their Monet exhibit. Stroll the grounds with your awkward setup, and act like you understand the art. Your mom will be so proud.

Cover image Monet’s “On the Bank of the Seine.” 

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