5. Play with other people’s dogs in Prospect Park
I mean, ask first, but people are generally really nice about it, plus if the dogs like you, your date will think good things about your character that may or may not be accurate.
You can pretend to be cooler than you are while saving money, a pleasant rarity in New York: $3 Champagne, $3 Flamingo Tacos [insert obligatory “no flamingos were harmed in the making... ” joke here].
7. Receive an awkward massage from a Burning Man attendee
At a House of Yes Party, you can almost guarantee you’ll get a massage and unpersuasive mini-lecture on polyamory from someone who has helped build a sparkling unicorn bus while on peyote.