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It’s easy to fall into a comfortable routine while dating in Chicago: Cozy up at a romantic restaurant, grab drinks at your local dive, maybe go to a movie if you’re feeling super wild. And while Chicago dives do have a certain romance to them, routine is boring, and god forbid you come off as boring. We’ve collected some easy, low-key dates that are far more likely to spark romance than just drinking the awkwardness away does. Plus, if you’re going to date your way through Chicago, you may as well get to know the city while you’re getting to know your future beau.