Q: Hi Matchmaker,
I was wondering if you could provide me with some good first date ideas for someone I met on The Dating Lounge in New York City.
A: New York City has endless options for a first date. Here are a few go-to ideas:
—Hotel lobby bars are always awesome for a first date. They give you and your date the opportunity to get to know each other in a more relaxed environment without pressure to make further plans if you decide you are not having fun. Dream Midtown offers a trendy lobby bar, a restaurant, and a star-studded skyline night club!
—If you and your date like activities, in the warmer weather the Bronx Zoo is a fun day time date. In the evening, a place like Ace bar in the East Village is always a good choice. It has a bit of everything – pool tables, dart boards, ping-pong Skee-Ball, fun music and happy hour!
–Wine enthusiast? Ten Bells is one of the top rated wine bars in NYC. They recommend asking for their “Off the Menu” selections for a taste of something new!