I'm not really a bar guy myself. In fact, the last time I was in one was over seven years ago, if I remember correctly. I've been advised by some of my bar-loving friends that it's a great place to meet people. Except that, in the unlikely event that I should actually manage to hit it off with somebody there, unless it's somebody else who doesn't like bars but got dragged along by bar-hopping friends, this hypothetical person would be the sort who...likes bars. Meaning, in order to interact with her, I would have to...go back to the bar. Which I dislike.
Not a conducive strategy for finding a compatible mate, if you think about it that way. In fact, I don't even like alcohol very much. Can't really get past the taste.
I know, I'm very boring. My idea of a fun date would involve eating at a nice (but not ridiculously expensive or pretentious) restaurant, then finding some small townish place to walk around together for the evening. Maybe play some mini golf if there's a course around. Alternately, if we wanted to do something earlier in the day we could go to one of the state parks and trek around through the woods for a few hours. Or, if we wanted to make an entire day of it, we could go across the state to Holland for the tulip festival if it happens to be going on at the time, or up to Traverse City for the cherry festival. Or, if none of these possibilities is in evidence, honestly just going back to either of our homes after dinner and playing board games would be fun, or watching a cheesy, non-serious movie and making snarky comments about the bad acting and belabored plot.
How lame does all this sound?
I've been to Holland once during my Sophomore year (I went to Ferris State) since my friends and I wanted to go to Lemonjellos. We had fun walking around downtown for a few hours too. It's a nice town. Your ideas sound pleasant.
I don't like the taste of alcohol much either. I feel like it's something you have to force yourself to consistently drink in order to eventually develop a liking.