Whether you still searching for your soulmate or back on the market after sometime, here are some great first date ideas that will win his or her heart over. Check out five local places that I might take a date.

1. Flint Institute of Arts

The Flint Institute of Arts is a great place to take an artsy guy or girl. Do a little research on the galleries they have to offer; this way you will know a little knowledge on the subject, plus you won't walk into an exhibit that they may not like. Try a Saturday afternoon, they are free! What better way to save some money. Check out the exhibits they currently have going here.

2. Flint Farmers' Market

After you're done at the Flint Institute of Arts, you should head over to the Flint Farmers' Market. Here you can get locally focused items for a picnic. They have produce, cheese, poultry, meat, spices, wine, pasta, breads and bakery products, flowers, gifts, ice cream, desserts, a full service café and an art gallery. For hours and more information check out their website.

3. The Machine Shop

Now this may not seem like the normal place you would want to take a date to some, but The Machine Shop has some of the best local and national acts come through in the state. The newly remodeled bar, more tables and chairs and the friendly staff make this place the number one choice for that music lover. Find out who will be coming through there at their website.

4. Stepping Stone Falls

Stepping Stone Fall are manmade waterfalls that is a great place to take a date, especially if you took my advice on going to the Flint Farmers' Market and picked up some items for a picnic. After your picnic, you can take a walk around the park, view the falls or just take a break and get to know each other. Get all the information you need about Stepping Stone Falls at Genesee County Parks website.

5. The Whiting

If your looking for a more "classy" style date, then why not choose a show at the Whiting? The Whiting has shows for all tastes; comedy, ballet, concerts and more. You may already be on the Cultural Center campus if you visited the Flint Institute of Arts, why not stay close and visit the Whiting. Check out all the Whiting has to offer here.

I know I may not sound like the most romantic person, I'm sure at least one of these would workout to be the perfect date for someone! If your more romantically inclined than me and think you can show me up, let's see your ideas.