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The best date ideas in NYC

You'll have no trouble wooing your crush with our guide to NYC's best date ideas and romantic spots

Photograph: Michael Kirby
Brooklyn Promenade

We all know that being single is tough in this city, but dating in NYC can be equally as difficult. We've got demanding jobs and long work hours, so let's be real—who really has the time to date? In order to help, we've come up with some of the best date ideas to try out on your current or future boo, from romantic restaurants in NYC to fun first-date spots.

Date ideas in NYC

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The 13 best first-date ideas for New Yorkers

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The best first-date restaurants and bars in NYC

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See some live tunes at one of our best dating spots for music fans

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The top LGBT-friendly date spots in NYC

Turns out it's actually pretty hard to find an unfriendly gay date spot in NYC

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The best cheap date ideas in NYC
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There are tons of fun cheap date ideas that will cost less than $30, from dancing to movies

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Plan the perfect dinner

Romantic restaurants
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Romantic restaurants

Use our guide to find the most romantic restaurant for you and your boo

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Romantic bars
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Romantic bars

New York is home to some of the most romantic spots around

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Date-friendly events and activities

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Things to do this week

 

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Art shows

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Movie events

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Best parties

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Rebecca Z
Rebecca Z

Why it has be always for sex? I want 2nd date idea with guy, but he is new here. Anything for Ukrainian places you might know? German too? We don't have best English so something like that?