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Blind dates involve enough guesswork—will the person look like his or her dating-site profile photo? will we actually have anything to talk about?—without having to pin down the perfect venue. Use this guide to the best blind-date spots to make your life a little easier: Bars like Alphabet City Beer Co. or Pacific Standard are laid-back and cheap, so you can linger if things go well (or make a break for it if they don’t).
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