Top 10 First Date Ideas In Boston

First Date Ideas

Top 10 First Date Ideas In Boston

58 Comments 24 August 2010

First date ideas aren’t easy to conjure up when your heart is racing and you’re still wondering just a little about why they actually said they’d go. You’re amazing, we know, but it’s still mind blowing that the person of your possible dreams said yes! You don’t just need some regular first date ideas. You need some first date ideas that will help you make a great impression in Boston!

We’re here to help. We scoured the web, harried our friends, called upon Emma’s enormous body of knowledge (Emma, I said your knowledge is huge, not your body. Seriously. You get first dates with knowledge that big? Ha!) to give you the best first date ideas in Boston.

Provided neither of you is sketchy and you’ve had at least a few minutes of conversation prior, meeting up for dinner can be a nice first date idea. Boston has loads of great places to go on a first date and we’ve selected 10 places that are interesting, fun, and will impress at least in a quirky way.

  1. Kaze Shabu Shabu – Boiling broth on a table makes for an interesting meal experience!
  2. Cuchi Cuchi – Oh, Tapas!
  3. Pho Republique – Amazing Vietnamese
  4. Meyers & Chang – Asian Fusion
  5. Addis Red Sea – Ethiopian
  6. Finale – Dessert’s a win!
  7. Tapeo – Tapas is an easy first date idea and delicious variety!
  8. Bacco – Italiano! Taste Boston’s North End in style.
  9. Mike’s Pastry – Pair with with coffee after Bacco or get sugared up directly!
  10. L’espalier – French. Oh, the French! Emma, this is for you.

If you’re broke or full, walking along the minuteman trail, finding a quiet spot along the Charles, or splashing in fountains atop the Big Dig all heap together as some great first date ideas to try out in Boston.

If you’re a local and would like to add some insight or even more ideas, please check in with a comment! Thanks!

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Who Should Pay On The First Date?

Dating Advice, First Dates, The Scoop

Who Should Pay On The First Date?

8 Comments 21 November 2009

by Jane Wonder

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Who pays on the first date? I’ll tell you.

On a first date technically the person who asked should really pay. For me, this will always mean the guy because I will wait for him to ask. Honestly though, I’d prefer for the man to step up no matter what.

Which is not to say I expect that or don’t offer or won’t pay in the future. Every good female dater knows exactly how to handle this. In case you don’t know, let me explain…

The check comes. The woman should automatically reach for her purse and say something like “Let me help you with that.” This gives the man options. If he didn’t intend to pay the entire check, he can accept the offer without losing face or having to ask for money. If he did intend to pay, he can say “No, I’ve got this one.” The woman should then ask ONCE (and only once ladies) “Are you sure?” If he waffles at all, offer money. This next bit is important now. If he says he’s sure, look him directly in the eye and thank him for your meal.

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Dating Advice, First Dates, For Girls, The Scoop

Why Men Don’t Want To Date Strong Women

49 Comments 10 November 2009

Remember that old line about girls being sugar, spice, and everything nice? Elizabeth Lambert saw that societal mold coming and extended one of her long, muscular legs for a perfect trip. How? By playing soccer like a boy:

(If you ask me, the ponytail maneuver was pretty bold. She didn’t get a yellow card for that though. Not condoning her actions, but I love her pep and think the Refs were sleeping.)

Most guys aren’t interested in dating women like Elizabeth, Condoleezza, Hillary, or Michelle. Why? Because strong women with talent, focus, and goals are intimidating to those who aren’t so well equipped. Not just to men, but to people in general. It’s not just that men are avoiding strong women. Guys tend to avoid spending time with other guys who are much smarter, stronger, or somehow better-equipped than they are.

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