A good first date can last all day and maybe even into the next and can be something truly memorable, even if the other "stuff" doesn't end up that way. There’s always another bar, another meet-up group, another Tinder match.
You don’t want to blow it immediately after your first by seeming too eager.
Some people are dating purely for the stories, whether they know it or not. In New York, Tinder is so accepted as a means of meeting that elusive attractive individual who lives three blocks from you and ALSO loves hamentashen, you might not even lie to your grandparents about it. There’s a ton of awesome stuff to do in the city, and since you probably have an awesome and more chill time doing it with your established friends, you’re not likely to risk doing anything "fun" on your list with a potentially lame stranger. If the date goes badly, inevitably you end up doing something super awkward like saying goodbye and then walking to the train in the same direction and slowly trying to fall back.
You’re usually golden if you start planning your second date on your first. Or you have a really kickass first date including, let’s say, a bar, dim sum, a massage, and a healthy game of "everything but..." and then six months go by and you’re still waiting for that promised phone call.
To make the chance for a match as likely as possible, this popular gay men's speed dating option breaks things downs by age and type for each session.
Themes include Jewish Men, Professional Men, HIV Men, Athletes, Gay Travel Lovers, Gay Geeks, and there's even a Millionaire Matchmaker Edition.
And thanks to online services it’s never been easier to find them.
Tonight’s newest restaurant is tomorrow’s tired scene.
Or someone to call "babe" every Sunday morning at brunch at The Smith. Like, literally, around the corner you can see right now.