The ‘Date Night App’ Changes the Game for Denver Dating
The “Date Night App” Changes the Game for Denver Dating
Can you Introduce yourself to our readers? How did you start the Date Night App?
I’m Jesse Truax. My wife, Melissa, and I really look forward to date nights. We’ve had many great experiences but, unfortunately, we’ve also had several lackluster ones. With a history in software development, I wanted to build a mobile app that only featured top-rated food & drink experiences and date night activities, so that couples could be confident they would have a great time. Even better, Date Night members get rewarded with exclusive deals when they visit these businesses.
Can you give us a synopsis of what the Date Night App does for users? How much does it cost?
Date Night is a membership program where, for a small annual fee of $39.99, our members get access to over 200 exclusive deals and $3,250+ in savings at top-rated Denver area restaurants, breweries, wineries & wine bars, date night activities and more. We’re adding new deals to the platform every week
Do you partner with local Denver Businesses for this App? If so- which ones?
Yes, we feature top-rated local businesses, with a Google rating of 4.2 or higher. This includes restaurants, breweries, wineries & wine bars, date night activities, and more. We just signed on The Seasoned Chef (cooking classes), we have three axe throwing partners (The BadHatchet, Axe Whooping, and FlannelJax’s), both Upstairs Circus locations, Canvas and Cocktails, Painting with a Twist in Lakewood, RISE Comedy, and some tours (Delicious Denver Food Tours, Denver Walking Tours, Denver Pub Crawl). We will be adding a LOT more activities as time goes on.
What is your favorite feature of the Date Night App?
My favorite thing about the Date Night mobile app is that it’s a discovery tool. Many couples get stuck going to the same restaurants, breweries, etc. over and over. It’s OK to have some favorite places to go out to, but it’s also extremely enjoyable discovering new favorite places, which my wife and I have done several times when visiting Date Night partners.
Is there anything else about Date Night App you’d like to highlight or mention?
We are still accepting new Date Night partners to feature on our mobile app. For our partners, there are no advertising costs. They will never pay us a single dollar. Our only requirement is that they create an exclusive offer that Date Night members can use once per year, and that they maintain a Google rating of 4.2 or higher. It’s a great, no-risk marketing opportunity for our partners, because the only time their offer will be used is when our members are already visiting their establishment and making purchases.
What feedback have you heard from Users about your App?
My favorite quote was a comment on one of your Facebook posts. A follower had asked if anyone had even used the app, and one of our members, Ryan Easterling-Babin wrote, “Yes, first time last night! Already paid for itself lol.” That’s the great thing about Date Night… with it only being $39.99 per year, any couples can save enough on a single date night to pay for itself. All of the additional savings throughout the year are gravy.
Are you both from Denver? / Do you live in Denver area?
My wife and I are both originally from Minnesota, but we have lived in the Denver area over 13 years. We currently reside in Lakewood.
Why did you choose to call your neighborhood home?
We originally chose Lakewood because it was only minutes away from getting into the mountains. With our boys now making their way through elementary school, playing sports, and joining a local swim club, we’ve made some great neighborhood friends and it really feels like home.
What are your favorite local Denver spots?
This is a really difficult question, as we have now discovered so many while building partnerships through Date Night. The patio at Red Rocks Beer Garden in Morrison is a perfect, relaxing way to spend a summer night. The views (and food and cider) are amazing at Acreage by Stem Ciders in Lafayette. We’ve always had great service, food, and drinks at all of Chef Jasinksi’s establishments…Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Ultreia, and Stoic & Genuine. The ramen at Glo Noodle House is out of this world, and the atmosphere is really fun. Ballmer Peak Distillery in Lakewood makes some very fun concoctions. Honestly, the list could go on and on.
What do you love about Denver? How would you describe the personality or “Vibe” of Denver?
I think what makes Denver (and Colorado) great is that there are people from all over the country, and world, that have moved here…many for the same reasons we did…because there is so much to discover and explore. The Date Night app fits right into that vibe.