$50 date

Photograph: Katie Osgood

Looking for a go-to first-date idea? Borrow from reader Jeff Anzulewicz, a 35-year-old Brooklyn freelance designer. “I’ll take a girl to Dempsey’s (61 Second Ave between 3rd and 4th Sts; 212-388-0662, dempseysnyc.com) on a weekday for the buy-one, get-one beer and a giant bowl of free french fries,” he explains. “So, with a ten-spot, that gets us four pints, a super-ridiculous bowl of fries and two bucks left over for a tip, a condom or a subway ride for me to flee.” Jeff admits to having no shame and says he’s been using this date idea successfully since 2003. We wonder how he defines success.

Jeff’s single! Wanna date him? E-mail him at jeff@adesigndesk.com.

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