Dating in New York is brutal. Dating in Brooklyn, specifically? It may be harder than trying to get a spot at Royal Palms on a Saturday (what's a girl gotta do to play some shuffleboard?!). Assuming you do find someone, though, don't blow all your dates on beers at your neighborhood dive (that's first/second date material in our books). Make sure you're keeping things interesting by hitting the 24 activities on our Brooklyn sex & dating bucket list.
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Drink a few beers, get overly excited when you get a strike, then make out in McCarren Park.
2. Take a walk on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Free romance with a view!
3. Go home with someone who sports a generic hipster tattoo
Any of the following will suffice: a flock of birds, an arrow, a feather, an owl, or a geometric shape (extra points if that shape is the plain outline of a triangle).
4. Be socially acceptable yet tipsy in the afternoon at j’eatjet
Unlimited mimosas are $10, which is reason enough to bring a date (especially of the last-night-went-better-than-expected variety), but the nice people at j’eatjet will also sell you a waffleburger. Yes, waffle + burger = waffleburger.
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.
23. Flirt with a stranger at a gallery opening in Greenpoint
If it goes well, you can suggest a stroll to Transmitter Park, which is one of the best places to make out in the whole city.
24. Buy a good-looking stranger a shot at Union Pool
This could be the start to a very very terrible, wonderful thing.
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Jess Novak will totally give you Brooklyn neighborhood-specific suggestions for dates. Ask her advice on Twitter and Instagram, but don’t be upset if her suggestions revolve around finding an aviation cocktail.