Here are 17 things you need to know before you head out for that wicked-hot date in the Hub. If you're not in grad school, the person asking may pause, give a puzzled look, and contemplate their own crippling student debt before continuing the conversation.
Let’s face it, Boston doesn’t exactly have a romantic reputation.
Unlike New York or Paris, we’re not known for our glittering parties, scenic strollable avenues, or adorable patisseries.
Our charm comes in the form of Nor’easters, questionable accents, and a veering-on-psychotic love of sports.
So if you want to find love in Boston (like Gronk erotica-level love), persistence and creativity are key.
Outside of Silicon Valley, Boston is one of the biggest tech cities in the country, so everybody has 9,000 different apps to manage their social lives.
If you don’t actually watch your date entering info into their smart phone, don’t expect them to remember it.
Almost everybody is on Ok Cupid, Tinder, and/or Grindr.
Only a small pool of men bothers with belts and button-downs around here.
Women wear flats on coffee dates and almost everywhere else (because cobblestone streets are hell on stilettos).
Unlike women in other major metropolitan areas, Boston chicks are typically more concerned with comfort and warmth than with fashion, so there better be a damn good reason to get dolled up.
The notable exception to this is Back Bay, where ladies wear lipstick and Lulus to walk their dogs from one end of Newbury St to the other.