Living Single: Fresh Ideas For Spring Dating
Christie Nightingale, owner of Premier Match (www.premiermatchmaking.com), states that each year during the springtime, she sees a tremendous increase in calls from singles seeking love. Not only do they seem more anxious to get out and start meeting people but they also seem to express a stronger desire to get serious and seek out a special romantic relationship.
Often asked where to go and what to do when the weather turns nice again, Nightingale offers tips on what a single person should do around the New York area to meet and mingle with other singles:
Fresh Ideas for Spring Dating
1. Rooftop Bars--As they say, the view is always better from the top In New York, it seems the Roof Top Bar concept has become tremendously popular. There are several posh locatoins that can be enjoyed.
For the 20-30 some-things - Sky Room Bar, Empire, 230 5th or Gansevoort's Rooftops . For the 40+ crowd - the more subdued options are Kimberly, 66 Thompson and Gramercy Park's Terrace.
There is nothing more romantic then to meet someone and develop a conversation while soaking up a killer view under the stars!
2. Going to a Street Fair/Festival--Now is the time of year that street fairs and festivals are starting up again. Sampling exotic foods, checking out local artisans' works and wears is a great way to spend time meeting others.
Check your local paper for upcoming weekends that have festivals scheduled. Festivals are going on all over Manhattan and the other boroughs. Many run every Saturday and Sunday in the spring and summer.
3. Biking Together--In and around the city are numerous Bike Paths and Greenways. Spring is a wonderful time to take a walk or hop on a bike and head out. Afterwards, grab a drink at a local café and witness how many other people are participating in the same activities! Not only will you feel great getting exercise but you can also meet like minded "sports types" while taking a break on your journey. One of the most unique spots in NYC is the Cloisters, an amazing gem that is a branch of the Met Museum of Art, and accessible by bikes.
4. Seeing an Outdoor Concert/Theater Show--Outside concerts and shows are on local calendars, so put one on yours! This is a great way to see some local bands or local actors and go out for a nice date. Concerts can be a nice icebreaker for a first date. Locations include: Central Park, Bryant Park and elsewhere