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New York Dating:Tips and Advice

Three Tips for the First Date in New York
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Design the date so that you will be able to focus on each other. The environment should make it easy to have a conversation. Avoid going to a movie or a loud concert, because that is a social blockade.
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Don't hide behind an event. Make the environment a backdrop, not the focus. Put your personality out there without distractions. Dramatic first dates are a cop-out. Thankfully, the economy has neutralized your ability to hide behind your wallet. You have to go back to basics:effort and charm.
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Always schedule the first date for the daytime. The nighttime has a lot of romantic connotations, and you feel almost forced to be sexy and cool. But going out during the daytime is more relaxed.
First Date Conversation Tips
Be honest. be yourself - Try to be relaxed. If you and your date are compatible, he/she will appreciate how fascinating you are.
Ask a lot of get-to-know-you questions - Ask questions that will help you find your common ground such as places you both used to live, hobbies, philosophies about life, etc.
Keep topics light - Try to steer your conversations in comfortable directions. Avoid delving into controversial topics such as politics or extremely personal ones.
Be a good listener - Let your date know how interested your are by listening and giving ample room for discussion. Stay engaged and maintain good eye contact.

Dating in New York:Events and Hot Spots

Best First Date Restaurant in New York:La Esquina Mexican Restaurant
Behind a door marked "employees only" is a hidden gem of a Mexican restaurant in the chic New York City neighborhood of SoHo. The underground dungeon décor, the soft candelabra lighting and the Cuban-Mexican inspired cuisine is sure to impress any date looking for a unique dining experience. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time because space is limited, adding to the cozy romantic atmosphere.
Picnic in Central Park
What could be more romantic than enjoying a touch of nature in the middle of New York City? For a weekend mid-day date, grab a blanket, some picnic items from your local Citralla's or corner market and head over to the Great Lawn in Central Park. Go for a stroll on any of the paths through the park, rent a kayak for 2 or enjoy the musicians that surround Bethesda Fountain all year long. Whatever your choice, you and your date will surely savor the respite from the busy streets of New York.
Sport Yourself at Chelsea Piers - New York City
For the ultimate sports and entertainment experience, head over to Chelsea Piers on New York City's west side, a 28-acre waterfront sports village. You and your date can choose from a plethora of activities including bike or skate rentals, cosmic bowling, billiards, a driving range, an ice skating rink and more. Once you've worked up an appetite, treat your date to a great meal at one of the several grills and breweries within the complex.

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