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Best Places to Meet Singles in Cheyenne – Our Top Five

Cheyenne can be a tough place to meet singles if you’re of a certain age and demographic. If you’re of most ages and demographics, really. We’ve decided to help. Here is not only our list of five particular spots to meet that special someone, but also a few of our thoughts on why the situation in Cheyenne is especially tough.

The biggest difficulty in meeting singles in Cheyenne has a lot to do with the diversity of our community. Usually cities our size are more homogeneous. Not only is Cheyenne a diverse place, but because of the base there’s a high rate of turnover. (This could be good if you’re having trouble finding someone and like military singles: there’s always plenty to choose from!)

We in Cheyenne — and we’re not giving ourselves a free pass here either — could do a better job of involving people from the base in all the stuff we have going on around town. Keep that in mind while you’re looking for your next date.

Another problem with finding people in Cheyenne is that we are, face it, a pretty cliquey community. The best advice we can give you find happiness isn’t to recommend a particular place, probably, but to suggest that you try new places that you wouldn’t otherwise visit. With that said, here are the five best places we think the average person should look.


1. Warren Golf Course

On base: take Gate 1 from Randall / Pershing Aves. (map)
Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends and holidays
Website, Facebook, or 773-3556.

To visit the golf course on base is a bit of trouble, we admit. Even if you’ve got your golf kit (clubs, collared shirt, soft-spiked shoes), you’re going to have to call ahead for tee-times and arrange for getting on base. (Even if you’re current- or prior-service, you’ve got to set a tee-time, unless you buy a season pass.)

But once you get there, we think you’ll agree it’s worth the trouble. For one thing, the base course is probably the nicest in Cheyenne. It’s also the longest (not by much, though), at 6,665 yards and par 72. But we’re recommending the best places in Cheyenne to find singles, not the best places in town to do your best Tiger impression (hmm, maybe a bad example), so why the base?

Mostly because if you’re a golfer, you’re probably already playing the city courses. You probably aren’t interested enough in buying a membership at the country club (or you already have). And playing on base gives you a chance, potentially, to interact with a whole group of people you wouldn’t otherwise.

The Outlaw Saloon (J. Green/TSM)

2. The Outlaw

312 South Greeley Highway (map)
Cost: How much would you like to spend?
Website, MySpace or 635-7552.

There are two schools of thought on visiting the Outlaw Saloon, both represented in our office. The first is that bars in general are a poor place to pick up singles, in Cheyenne or elsewhere.

The second way of looking at things is simply that you have to go where the people are. Unless you happen to have the good sense of timing to find yourself single during Frontier Days, it’s hard to argue with the fact that most weekends, the crowd at the Outlaw is the largest you’ll find in Cheyenne, even if we’re not talking only about taverns.

There is live music just about every night, although there is (usually) a $5 cover charge after 8 or 8:30. Drinks are priced reasonably, the bands are usually fair, poker is played most nights and there are plenty of pool tables. The Outlaw has had mixed success in bringing in crowds any larger than neighborhood watering holes if you’re up for drinking on work nights, but remember Wednesday is Ladies’ Night.

The Chamber Offices are inside the Depot (J. Green/TSM)

3. The Chamber of Commerce

121 W. 15th St., the Depot, second floor (map)
Price: Not cheap
Website, Facebook, or 638-3388

We know what you’re thinking: “The Chamber of Commerce!?” Well… yes. Let us explain.

First of all, let’s be honest. Unless you’re extraordinarily gorgeous, lucky or your standards are pretty low, it’s unlikely you’re going to trip over the future love of your life on any given day. On any given month, even. So it’s best to insert yourself into situations that are more likely than otherwise to result in finding a new friend, but that aren’t going to be a waste of your time or money otherwise.

The Chamber provides that. On any given day, it’s unlikely you’re going to pick up a date at a Chamber luncheon, but there are plenty of other benefits you’re going to take away from it. First of all, and perhaps most importantly, there is a chance you can get your boss to pick up part of the price of admission. That’s a win right there!

Bonus: If the Chamber doesn’t strike your fancy, there’s always the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club.

(Claudio Villa/Getty)

4. Lions Park

Central Cheyenne (map)
Price: Free
Website, 637-6429

Cheyenne is no Boulder (or even Fort Collins, for that matter), so those of us who are more fitness-centric might think it’s well-neigh impossible to find a singleton with similar values. That’s just wrong.

First of all, Lions Park isn’t the only place, but we think it’s the best place. As we mentioned above, it’s someplace you’re likely to be anyway, jogging the trails, using the exercise stuff, browsing the Botanic Gardens. It’s also close (and we’ve already mentioned Vedauwoo enough).

So strap on your running shoes and workout clothes and go run the loop a few times. Just remember to make eye contact with other like-minded singles floating around, and only pop in one of your earbuds, so you can hear when someone asks you for your number. (Or something.)

St Mark's Episcopal Church in downtown Cheyenne (J. Green/TSM)

5. Your Church

All over Cheyenne
Cost: The Salvation of Your Immortal Soul

Speaking of common values, why don’t you check out the situation in your house of worship? In theory, you’re going to be mixing with people who think the same things are important, in the same way, as you do.

This brings us full circle, in that we don’t mean for you to limit yourself to church. If you don’t want to join the Chamber of Commerce, what else are you already doing? If it’s too cold to go to Lions Park, maybe you could get a gym membership. (We’re not saying you’re fat!) Kids? Maybe volunteer for their Boy or Girl Scout troop.

In short, there are many good places to meet singles in Cheyenne: just get out of the house! As many of us can attest to, life is what happens when you’re making other plans. You’re as likely as anything to run into someone while you’re not planning on it, and if you are out tomcatting around you’re likely to strike out most of the time.

Two final words on the subject. First, beware the workplace romance. Just. Don’t. Do. It. (Sorry Nike.) Most larger companies have adopted policies either banning or discouraging the practice, and sadly, they’ve done so with good reason. Instead, network with your coworkers and hope one of them will be able to introduce you to one of their friends. Lastly, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the matter. Are we spot on, or did we miss something? (We’re waiting for someone to try that line about shopping for a date in the supermarket. We think that’s bunk, but you’re welcome to argue with us if you care to.)

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