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:
Davis: He’s more focused on developing his hobbies and career.
Taylor: She doesn’t approach dating seriously enough.
Davis: Going out for drinks and then a concert
Taylor: Whatever the other person picks
Davis: “I was super nervous, especially when I first saw her, because she was a lot taller than I was. But she was very positive right away. That put some of my anxiety to rest.”
Taylor: “My first impression was that he was significantly shorter than me but pretty easygoing. He was sociable. I wasn’t like, Oh no, I have to talk to this guy. He was really nice.”
Davis: “On my end, I felt some chemistry as I got to know her more. There were a lot of things I admired about her personality. I don’t think it was mutual though.”
Taylor: “Zero romantic chemistry. I wouldn’t say it was just the height, but it was hard to look past the height. We were also just really different. But I liked getting to know him.”
Davis: “We went out and met up with some of her friends at a bar after dinner. It was just really awkward to meet six people at once. That initial moment was really stressful.”
Taylor: “After dinner, we went to another bar. As he was leaving, he was like, ‘Oh, how do you feel about a second date?’ It kind of surprised me because I was getting a friend vibe.”
Davis: “I hugged her goodbye and said it was nice meeting her. If I see her again, it would just be as a friend. But she’s great, definitely great. A good friend to have for sure.”
Taylor: “I told him I’d be down to see his comedy show or something, but not do a second date. Then he texted me later and was like, ‘It was great getting to know you.’”
Davis: ♥♥♥ “She was super intellectual and fun. I had a few drinks and I was like, ‘So is it the height thing?’ I think she was alluding to it. I was definitely attracted to her.”
Taylor: ♥ “He’s an awesome person—I want to make that clear. But on a romantic level, nothing was there. I hope he got some good content for his comedy sketches.”
Our daters went to Time Out Market New York (55 Water St, Dumbo)
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