We all know that being single is tough in this city, but dating in NYC can be equally as difficult. We've got demanding jobs and long work hours, so let's be real—who really has the time to date? In order to help, we've come up with some of the best date ideas to try out on your current or future boo, from romantic restaurants in NYC to fun first-date spots.
Date ideas in NYC
The 13 best first-date ideas for New Yorkers
Looking for the best first-date ideas? Check out our picks of the perfect fun (or unusual!) spots in NYC.
The 10 best Broadway shows for date night
Add some drama (the good kind) to your relationship with 10 perfect date night productions on Broadway and Off
The best first-date restaurants and bars in NYC
In a city full of hopeless-romantic singles, nailing the first date is a crucial step
The best free first-date ideas in NYC
Money can’t buy you love, so win your crush’s heart without spending a dime with free attractions and things to do
The best dating spots for music fans in NYC
See some live tunes at one of our best dating spots for music fans
The top LGBT-friendly date spots in NYC
Turns out it's actually pretty hard to find an unfriendly gay date spot in NYC
Our top ten hookup bars
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The best cheap date ideas in NYC
There are tons of fun cheap date ideas that will cost less than $30, from dancing to movies
Best pickup spots, as chosen by New Yorkers
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Sex scenes in New York movies
When New Yorkers get between the sheets onscreen, the results are intense, neurotic and yappy
Plan the perfect dinner
Date-friendly events and activities
We tested eight new dating apps that aren't Tinder
Frustrated by the Tinder wasteland? We tested out a bunch of new apps so you don’t have to
Dating sites and apps
If you're still looking for love—and you're not comfortable with trying to meet people offline—then check out these dating apps and websites.