Sprawling over three (or three-and-a-half to us) counties, our region has hundreds of must-do things to experience, to see, smell, hear and devour.

We aimed for events that somehow round out and complete everybody’s Detroit experience.

From sports to recreation to culture high and low, you might be surprised by what’s on our list that you haven’t done yet (there are more than a few MT staffers and Detroit natives heading out this week to knock off some items they can’t believe have escaped their grasp for decades).

Sure, when the weather is as cold and crappy as it is these days, jetting off to some balmy climate has its appeal.

But we have a multitude of cool things to do right here in town, things that have the opportunity to teach us more about who we are as metro Detroiters.

The Face-to-Face experience: As an IJL client, we guarantee you will go out on dates. What happens: Once staff members find a good match, they'll tell you about your date, coordinate your schedules, and select a nice spot for lunch or drinks. A dating service is trying to revolutionize the blind date.

Because that’s the only way to tell if there’s chemistry. Our IJL certified matchmakers create a dating experience personalized just for you. Date, time, where you go." "It plans everything, down to when and where you meet.All couples have to do is show up." We treat you as a person, not a website profile.It's Just Lunch recognizes that each of our clients is unique, and that their attributes, experiences and life goals shape the type of relationship they are looking for.By the time you’d tried all of them, it’s our hope you’d have challenged some preconceptions (we all have ’em), rubbed elbows with new friends, and come out wiser.We’re aware that everybody’s would be different, and we agonized over what merited inclusion and despaired over all the items that overflowed into our sprawling also-ran list.In short, if we take you on as a client, we guarantee you will go out on dates!