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:
Bri: She just moved to New York.
Geoff: He’s always looking for the next best thing.
Bri: Anything that involves exploring the city
Geoff: Cocktails and then a comedy show
Bri: “I got there first and was sitting at the table enjoying the view, which was quite nice. When he arrived, he seemed super nice. He was really open and super easy to talk to.”
Geoff: “She probably wasn’t someone I’d necessarily pick for a first date. She wasn’t my typical type. She seemed a little standoffish and took a little time to warm up.”
Bri: “I didn’t feel any romantic chemistry, but he was really friendly. I don’t think either of us was nervous. Things were very easy between us. We had a great conversation.”
Geoff: “There wasn’t chemistry, and I think we were probably on the same page about that. I think she’d probably be more into someone who is more of an artsy, creative type.”
Bri: “There were all these people standing outside, and we found out there was a huge blackout. We ended up just walking to Bryant Park and talking there for another hour.”
Geoff: “She was into magic and spiritual things and the ethereal side of life. I’m not really sure if I believe in all that. She was very spiritual, and that was interesting.”
Bri: “I had to walk 20 blocks to take the tram back because of the blackout, so we said goodbye. He texted me so I’d have his number, gave me a hug, and that was it.”
Geoff: “We did exchange numbers. At this point, I don’t really know how I feel about it. It was very cordial. We were like ‘Let’s keep in touch’ but not sure if we would.”
Bri: ♥♥ “He was super friendly. I’m not sure if I’d see him again, but if I did, I think it would be in a friendly way. I definitely don’t think it can hurt, so we’ll see.”
Geoff: ♥♥ “It wasn’t horrible. I just don’t think we’re compatible. It was a fun time, and we had an engaging conversation. It was great getting to know someone.”
Our daters went to Spyglass Rooftop Bar
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