5 Ingredients for the Perfect Boston Dateby Amanda Green on January 11, 2012
Boston. The so-called Athens of America and the setting of the our favorite Mark Wahlberg movies. But what’s it like to date here? We ran their proposed dates through a word cloud generator to put things in perspective. The quick take-away? Daters in Boston enjoy taking advantage of their historic city, while also keeping things low-key. But it’s much more fun to get down to the nitty-gritty. Check it out.
1) Raise a glass.
Or you and your date can order something neither of you has ever tried and share sips. You’ll both love it, hate it, or have something to debate. Not to mention the fact that you’re getting cozy with your lips even before you kiss.
2) Talk it out.
Daters in Boston are looking for someone they can talk to about nothing, which is to say anything. Favorite authors, best movies, whether Quidditch should be an NCAA sport. Just don’t overshare right away or get too controversial too quickly. That means you, contrarian Yankees fan.
3) Think outside dinner and a movie.
After awhile, dating becomes monotonous. A quirky date isn’t just stimulating. It also shows a unique personality, a willingness to try and introduce others to new things, and some extra effort. It also keeps your date guessing what might happen on a second date.
4) Observe the world.
People watching is a renewable conversational resource and an easy way to get a feel for someone’s personality. If you want to turn the conversation inward, find a more secluded space with a view.
5) Bring your camera.
Other variations of the photo date: Ask your date to be your subject or take a picture of the two of you. Ask him or her for help with your camera settings.
Be sure to share photos at the end of the outing. If things work out, you’ll have a nice chronicle of your first date to share with Facebook … or your grandkids.
You’ve got the how, now check out where to date in Boston.
Want to check out the dating scene in another city? Check out our Guide to the Top 10 Date Spots in 15 Cities