4. A brutal change in weather can often wreck your date plans
If our schizophrenic spring and fall months prove anything (oh, wait, and summer 2014. And winter 2013), that picnic you plan for early March at Klyde Warren Park could very well be iced out. Keep a scarf, umbrella, and jacket in your car, just in case.
5. Traffic will almost ALWAYS affect your date plans
If 635 or Central Expressway figure into any part of your drive to an early evening date, leave an insane amount of time to get where you’re going. The former is still undergoing a massive renovation taking so long that cars will fly by the time it’s done, and the latter... well, it’s always just random accident-and-rubbernecker fustercluckery no matter which direction you’re going. But hey, that’s city life what are ya gonna do, meet up in Wylie?
6. There aren’t a ton of creative outdoor dates here
As our brethren who’ve moved here from the West often note, Dallas is flat and geologically uninteresting. Welcome to the prairie, y’all: we boast no beaches, no mountains, and no desert vistas. Heck, good luck even finding urban green space (Klyde Warren Park barely counts, and actually proves this point: it’s a park on a highway!). So a ton of cool outdoor dating activity options -- like strolls across the coast or hiking with a view for miles -- simply aren’t available to us. Maybe that’s why the wine-and-painting party thing is still so hot?