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Dating in Chicago

Whether you prefer singles bars or dating apps, fall in love the right way with our complete guide to dating in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

Dating: Everyone has an opinion on the subject. Some folks thrive on constantly meeting new people, others find comfort in long-term relationships, and for others still, the mere thought of getting drinks with a stranger insights unshakeable anxiety. Regardless of your personal convictions, let’s get one thing straight about dating: Chicago is a fantastic place to do it. (Pun intended, duh.) We’re home to a slew of cozy, romantic (not to mention delicious) bars and restaurants, world-class museums for daytime outings and lots of friendly, good-looking people. Even if dating itself isn’t your cup of tea, use our guide and you’ll fall in love with Chicago while looking for that special someone.

The best date spots in Chicago

Dating in Chicago

Bars for dates

Best wine bars

Best wine bars

Think outside the box, from wine cocktails to wine on tap

Best beer bars

Best beer bars

Beer has officially entered the "something-for-everyone" territory

Gift ideas for him or her

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