New York has the most extensive mass transit in the country.Wander through the evening’s chosen borough — The Village is a great place if you love bistros, jazz clubs, and great art — and discover hole-in-the-wall gems you wouldn’t notice just driving through.
When the weather’s lovely, the Met opens its romantic rooftop garden café on Friday and Saturday evenings.
It’s a great first-date spot for sipping cocktails while you swoon over the view.
Or because you really want that summer share in the Hamptons. Maybe you’re a traditionalist and you still believe you can meet someone in Central Park... 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.
Or someone to call "babe" every Sunday morning at brunch at The Smith. What makes New York equally amazing and horrible for dating is the sheer number of options.
Yes, New Yorkers also pass on prospective mates because they're too nice, needy, live in a neighborhood that’s inconvenient, or are just plain weird. You’re usually meeting at the bar/restaurant/coffee shop. What if it’s one of the eight months a year when it’s freezing or those other four when it’s unbearably humid?