El Paso, Texas. The Sun City of America, with an average of 302 days of sunshine every year, it's no wonder that it is the second largest city in the southwest. El Paso is known for more than just the balmy weather, clear blue skies, and rolling desert hills though. It's also known for a large military base (Fort Bliss), and perhaps even more exciting, Excellent Tex-Mex! Who doesn’t love the delicious combination of Texan and Mexican food? Added to that, (and thanks to the military presence in the city) it remains relatively diverse with a nice mix of ethnicities and cultures, and a low cost of living! In fact, the median property value is $130,000, and the average household income is 45,000, which makes El Paso, Texas an affordable place to live in, which is essential for young lovers.
Where to meet singles in El Paso
If you're looking to meet people during the day, you should check out the University of Texa El Paso campus, you're bound to find young singles who are looking for a fun Friday night, or a nice lunch in between classes. If the campus isn't your vibe though, you could also check out Cielo Vista, or The Fountains at Farah. These are shopping malls in El Paso, where you are bound to meet trendy singles, just out for a casual day of shopping! And if that fails you can always meet people online with apps like Tinder or Grindr, which is also great if you’re looking for something more casual.
Hookups in El Paso
Nightclubs and pickup bars are incredibly popular in El Paso, our top three suggestions are The Black Orchid Lounge, Later Later, and the Malolam Cantina.
The Black Orchid Lounge is perfect for singles looking for a moody vibe with black ceilings, and dangling chandeliers. It manages to be both moody and exciting, especially during Halloween when they hang spider webs over the ceilings. It’s almost goth, which is unusual for clubs in the area. If you're looking for more of an outdoor experience though, they do have outdoor seating, and thanks to the sunny Texas weather, you can be enjoy it throughout the year.
Later Later, also known as the Neighborhood Public House is a great choice if you're looking for something rustic yet classy. A quick scroll through their Instagram page will tell you all you need to know about the Hot Singles, and the dating scene of this pick me up bar. If you need a little more incentive though, they do hold fun events like Date Nights wit Fig and Brie, and movie nights for rom coms Like Crazy Stupid Love, How to Be Single, and even, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.
Our final recommendation for our top three is the Malolam Cantina. This place is absolutely perfect for singles. The food is incredible, it's two stories with an open concept, and has some of the best reviews for bars and the entire city. It is an awesome place to meet single after dark.
Visit the El Paso, municipal rose garden. It's free, laid back, and has over 400 varieties of roses, making it casual yet romantic pretty ideal right.
Visit the Ho Baron Sculpture Garden! Why it works: It's casual and helps you experience authentic El Paso culture, and it's free!
Finally, Check out the Casa de Azucar, which is basically an art house. The house is literally art! A loving husband (and former Levi Strauss employee) designed this home for his wife. It's made predominantly of cement decorations and has been affectionately nicknamed the sugar house. The man spent 25 years carving these sculptures and painting them, and the home even features an elaborate shrine, inspired by the Catholic churches of Mexico!
Fancy Date Ideas in El Paso
Go to Woodhouse Day Spa and book a couples massage, mud wrap, and facials. It's relaxing, and you will leave the date feeling refreshed and closer than ever.
Have a romantic dinner at the Plaza. We recommend Pot au Feu, for a romantic french dinner. What makes this place special is that the chef Roberto Espinosa was trained at Le Cordon Bleu, the same school in France that trained renowned chef, Julia Child. Bonus tip: if you want to order some of their food to go, rou can simply go on online to their website, order from their exquisite menu, and plan a romantic picnic at the park.
Third on our list is the La Vina Winery. La Vina Winery has been open for 40 years, and is the longest standing winery for New Mexico. It is a short drive from El Paso, and a must see for couples. One of our favorite things to do there is attend the harvest Wine Festival in October, and take part in tastings. While you are there, make sure you get a souvenir glass! Overall, it is a must see for wine connoisseurs.
Number four on our list is to attend a dinner theater. The University of Texas El Paso dinner theater is fantastic because of the variety of murder mysteries, and comedy themed dinners that you can attend with your partner.
Finally, for fancier date night. We recommend going salsa dancing at Dance El Paso. Every Friday they have salsa socials, which is a great opportunity to meet other people as well as connect with your partner in a romantic way.
Outdoor date ideas for El Paso
And finally for the outdoorsy type, we have our top five suggestions:
Coming in at number one: Explore El Paso with Vertical Limit aviation. It is one of the only places in Texas that you can take a helicopter tour, and explore El Paso from the skies. It’s romantic, exciting, and who doesn't have “fly in a helicopter” on their bucket list? If you want to go one step farther, you and your date can take a training course and become certified to fly one of these bad boys.
Second on our outdoor date ideas: Hike the El Paso tin mines. This 6.6 mile trail is great for beginners and is animal friendly! Most agree that the Tin Mines are absolutely beautiful, not to mention historical. It's a great option for the more adventurous young couples.
Check out the Hueco Tanks State Park. It's awesome because you can go hiking and rock climbing and see more than 3000 pictograph paintings. Some of the pictographs require a tour guide though, so make sure you call ahead before planning, which pictograph to see!
Coming in at number four El Paso trail rides at Chihenne Ranch is great for horseback riding because you can customize your rides and take lessons.It's a lot of fun for animal lovers.
Finally, we have the margarita trail in El Paso, which includes the oldest family run establishment, which offers a 16 shot Margarita, not to mention plenty of memories and other happy couples!
El Paso is full of opportunities for couples to meet and mingle. What do you think of our top suggestions? Let us know in the comments!