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Everything you need to know about dating in NYC

Dating in NYC can be quite a challenge. We're here to offer date ideas and more.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Dating in NYC is notorious for how tricky it can be. In a sea of millions, finding someone you jive with is unexpectedly difficult. Many New Yorkers have actually lived through escapades that blur the line between fiction and reality—we have the stories to back that up. New Yorkers may excel in business or flourish in the arts, but dating successfully? That's another story.

Our job at Time Out New York is to help our readers live their best lives in this fantastic city and that means going on incredible dates, too. We've rounded up the best date ideas and romantic spots in NYC so you can make good memories together, whoever you're with. 

Plus, we've launched Undateables so you can both be entertained and learn from others' dating stories. We've got you. 

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