2. Dating does not have to be expensive
According to a recent survey, men spend about $177 on a first date in DC, but why? Our city is home to tons of freebies, including entertainment, concerts, and museums. Plus, there are generous happy hour deals. It's crazy-easy to have a cheap date without appearing to be a cheap person.
3. Never, ever start a date with the question "So, what do you do?"
This is the networking capital. If someone you meet starts out by asking, "So, what do you do?" run and turn the other way... unless you’re one of those go-getters who doesn’t leave the office until 9pm most weeknights. In that case, it'll probably work out great!
4. That said, be ready for the question "So, what do you do?"
Hopefully your date heeded #3 and eased into it a bit, but in this town, it's going to come up. Here are some answers you’re likely to hear: I’m a lawyer (or) I work at a nonprofit (or) I’m a consultant (or simply) I work on the Hill. Pro tip: never date someone who works on the Hill.