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:
Jennifer: She spent a lot of time in a relationship that wasn’t a good fit.
Brian: He hasn’t met the right one yet.
Jennifer: Just grabbing a quick coffee or a drink
Brian: Drinks or coffee and then chilling in a park
Jennifer: “I noticed him when I arrived and hoped it was him. I was pleasantly surprised when it was. There was a moment of recognition, and it felt like the feeling was mutual.”
Brian: “When we first met, she said she really had to pee and I was like, ‘Please do that.’ So, I went and waited in line with her. We were chatting, and she seemed smart.”
Jennifer: “I think we had good chemistry from the get-go, and it only got better as the night went on. I was really excited that we had a lot to talk about. He seemed really great.”
Brian: “There weren’t really any awkward pauses or anything. We talked about a lot of things. Whatever came up, we were really able to run with it. We had a great night; it was fun.”
Jennifer: “When he went to pick up the second round of drinks from the bar, he was gone for so long that I was worried he had left—but then he came back, thank God.”
Brian: “When we were in the bathroom line, after I had just met her, the time came for her turn. She was like, ‘Do you want to come in with me?’ I was like, ‘Yes!’ Obviously, I didn’t.”
Jennifer: “I mentioned a concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell that night, and he was like, ‘Let’s go!’ So, we went there next and danced and kissed, and it was nice.”
Brian: “We danced, and the band was great. After that, I walked her home, and then I walked her dog with her. We exchanged numbers and have plans to go out again.”
Jennifer: ♥♥♥♥ “I was kind of shocked—it was great. We decided that we definitely wanted to see each other again before we left. We’re going out on a date next week.”
Brian: ♥♥♥♥ “I thought it might be a train wreck because I have a tendancy to be socially awkward, but it was great. I couldn’t believe how well it went. It felt very natural.”
Our daters went to Time Out Market New York (55 Water St, 917-810-4855)
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