A West Village institution with classy decor, Minetta Tavern serves up that famous burger that’s on your bucket list. After your splurge, turn things up a notch at Marie’s Crisis Café, the iconic piano bar down the street. You can listen to some show tunes and join in the singing once you’ve got a few drinks in you. Who knows, maybe you and your date will harmonize!
Photograph: Ann Sullivan
Why they’re single:
Ann: She’s been in school for a very long time and has forgotten how to interact with normal people.
Mike: He’s been burning the candle at both ends for years and didn’t have time for other things.
Ann: Going to a bookstore and then getting some dessert
Mike: Going to a museum or park and then grabbing some cocktails
Ann: “I had no expectations, but I thought he was cute! He had an interesting shirt on that was light pink with tigers. He was friendly and easy to talk to.”
Mike: “My train got stuck underground, so I was almost late but made it just in time. She was really cute and also considerate, which put me at ease."
Ann: “We talked about a lot, from lighter topics to more serious things. He does improv and actually convinced me to take an intro class this week.”
Mike: “There was definitely chemistry. I can get kind of bored if I’m not intellectually stimulated in a conversation, but she really drew me in.”
Ann: “We both felt like it was weird to be on a blind date and both couldn’t stop bringing up how weird it was. But that kind of resolved the tension in a way.”
Mike: “We were sitting really close—our legs were kind of against each other—and I picked up my drink and then spilled it a bit. But luckily it was just on me."
Ann: “I was going to a show in Brooklyn and he lives there, so we decided to grab drinks in Fort Greene. We kissed at the bar a bit, and then a bit after.”
Mike: “After we left dinner, I could feel there was a connection. We were standing pretty close on the train, and there was a lot of touching and flirting.”
Ann: ♥♥♥♥ “He was funny and sweet and seemed to be able to talk about things in both a mature way and to have some fun about them.”
Mike: ♥♥♥♥ “It went pretty well. Honestly, I’ve been on a lot of dates recently, and this was a really good one. I would definitely want to go out with her again.”
Our daters went to A Summer Day Cafe (109 West Broadway, 646-882-0420)
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