So, you're playing the Nintendo Punch-Out!! game that is Tindering in NYC, and it's come time for the in-person meet-up -- known in some parts as a "first date."
You remember that Vince Vaughn line from Wedding Crashers: “And all the while you're just really wondering are we gonna get hopped up enough to make some bad decisions?” More often that not, that's what results from first dates in New York. Bad decision first dates don't always lead to those kinds of decisions -- although, truthfully, a lot of them do. Some will just lead to irrevocable awkwardness that destroys any hope of lasting love (looking at you, couple who decided to bike to the Cloisters on a first date).
The worst part is that bad decision first dates can be hard to identify, as they masquerade as pretty solid dates on paper (or that Tinder chat box). So it’s in your best interest to peep the 17 you should be wary of, because they don’t always yield the expected results -- except happy hour at Niagara, that’s always exactly what you expect.