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First dates come with way too many rules: Don’t order salad. Don’t pick a predictable location. Don’t ask about religion. Don’t talk about your ex. It’s enough to turn anyone off of dating—unless you’ve picked one of the Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life events for your meet-and-greet plan. The programming includes everything from movies to cooking to board games to help ease those awkward first minutes. Even better, most events are held at the Central Library, which is a perfect launching pad for Date 2.0, whether it’s dinner at Cuba Cuba or drinks downtown. Need a date?