Local dating in New York City can take countless shapes!
Whether you're a Wall Street stockbroker, Fashion Week-bound designer, or hacky sack-wielding street performer, there are endless New York City date ideas fit for you.
There are so many damn people you would think it’d be easier, but it’s not. What makes New York equally amazing and horrible for dating is the sheer number of options.
Some people are dating purely for the stories, whether they know it or not. In New York, Tinder is so accepted as a means of meeting that elusive attractive individual who lives three blocks from you and ALSO loves hamentashen, you might not even lie to your grandparents about it. There’s a ton of awesome stuff to do in the city, and since you probably have an awesome and more chill time doing it with your established friends, you’re not likely to risk doing anything "fun" on your list with a potentially lame stranger. If the date goes badly, inevitably you end up doing something super awkward like saying goodbye and then walking to the train in the same direction and slowly trying to fall back.
Either way, enrich your outing with a cup of full-bodied espresso from the High Line Hotel's Intelligentsia coffeebar.
Living life at the pace of the New York minute can mean your personal life gets pushed to last place on the priority totem pole, but it's time to change all that.
Tonight’s newest restaurant is tomorrow’s tired scene.
Last week’s smoking-hot date who you really connected with on a deep level is suddenly forgotten because that hot bartender with the tattoos over there keeps looking at you.
Share a basket of Home Frite's succulent, hand-cut truffle fries; indulge in one of Ramen Burger's epic noodle-enveloped beef patties; and refresh your palate with crisp, glistening shaved ice from People's Pops. And if your neighborhood happens to be more than three stops outside Manhattan? Yes, New Yorkers also pass on prospective mates because they're too nice, needy, live in a neighborhood that’s inconvenient, or are just plain weird. You’re usually meeting at the bar/restaurant/coffee shop. What if it’s one of the eight months a year when it’s freezing or those other four when it’s unbearably humid? If they offer to meet you at a spot in your neighborhood, even better! (This never happened.) Thinning the herd can also mean dumping the rugby-playing med student because he was super available and attentive.Friday Nights at The Rubin are a chance to experience Himalayan art to the tune of DJ-driven lounge music, 2-for-1 drinks, and Tibetan tapas.Tour tranquil galleries swirling around a central spiral staircase, munch on spicy lamb and charred octopus, and sip hot tantra cocktails as you toss museum etiquette to the wind.