While there are hundreds of romantic films set in New York, the dating scene in the city appears to be a lot different than what’s portrayed on the big screen. According to a survey commissioned by Apartment List, the Big Apple was very low on the list of the best cities for dating. In fact, the city was at the 34th spot on the list and only 27 percent of singles said they were happy with New York’s dating scene. Expert matchmaker Erika Kaplan said in an interview that while there are many people in the city, everyone is looking for someone better. This means that even people in a relationship need to keep the fire burning, going on fun-filled dates to maintain the spark. These dates do not have to be costly, even if the area around Times Square is known as one of the most expensive centers in the country. Fortunately, there are several fun NYC dating ideas that won’t put a dent in your pockets.
Knock Some Pins
Bowling with your significant other is a tried and truly fun dating activity. But taking them to the iconic Bowlmore Lane in Time Square will make this fun activity even more memorable. Recently, this long-running bowling company painstakingly changed the old, rundown alleys and gave it a hipper facelift. The Midtown West branch features seven themed rooms that showcase the beauty of the city. All lanes have black lights and plush lounge seats. It also has large HD video walls for more visual entertainment. This can be the perfect place for couples to showcase their athletic skills during a fun date night. Moreover, women can take this opportunity to compliment their date, since according to DatingPilot, men love to receive validation for their efforts and feel special.
Laugh Out Loud While Basking In The Best NYC Views
To de-stress with your loved one, you can head to the Gantry Plaza State Park and marvel at the timeless beauty of the midtown Manhattan skyline. You can simply lie down and talk about your day while passing the time. Then move to The Creek and the Cave comedy bar to laugh the night away. Improv groups and other variety shows perform every single night so you don’t have to wait for the weekend to enjoy a night out. If you are lucky, you might even catch Jerry Seinfeld at the stage. The best part is: both of these activities are usually free!
Hold Hands While Walking Across Rows Of Flowers
If both you and your date are already tired of braving NYC’s urban jungle, you can bring them to the Central Park Conservatory Garden. This will allow you to be surrounded by natural beauty. The six-acre area is filled with lilac and magnolia trees as well as other pretty blooms that can easily uplift your mood. After your romantic walk, you can opt to drop by the El Paso Taqueria to grab some tacos, which is reasonably priced and a New Yorker favorite.
There are a variety of ways to enjoy dating within New York City’s famous Time Square area. You do not need to spend much to enjoy your time with your partner. As long as you are spending time with each other, you will definitely have fun visiting any part of the district.