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Everything you need to know about dating in Chicago

Jumpstart your love life with the help of our best tips for unique dates, romantic getaways and more.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Chicago's not a bad place to date—we're a city of more than two and a half million people, after all—but everyone needs a little help in the romance department sometimes, no matter if you're casually dating, managing a situationship or looking to spice things up with a long-term SO. Next time you're in need of romantic inspiration, allow us to be of service! We've got ideas for breezy summertime dates, romantic restaurant reservations and intimate getaways from Chicago, plus tons of other sexy tips. And if you're itching to hear some firsthand accounts of the Chicago dating scene, check out our newly-relaunched Undateables series, where we send singles on free blind dates at hot venues throughout the city. 

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