Wondering where to take your next Hinge date? Every month Hinge employees go on dates and review their experience to help get you out on the best possible date.
Human's Best Friend Puppy Pop Up
Hugo (my doggo) , Andrew (my Hinge date - this was our second date), Louis (Andrew’s doggo), and I went to the Human’s Best Friend Pop Up. Imagine Refinery 29’s 29 Rooms but for puppies. The dogs had an absolute blast playing in a giant pit full of puppy toys.
A Whole New World
Eliana and I went to see Aladdin on Broadway. I'd been disappointed that the Disney classic is not available on streaming services and she had suggested we watch it live. It was a lot of fun but nothing life-changing: the costumes and stage are incredible and the comedic characters killed it, but the fight choreography looked like a middle school play and it was datedly sexist.
Kate and I went to The Wrecking Club, where we got to smash dishes and electronics with baseball bats. Not the most romantic thing TBH - but cool if you really need to let out some aggression and don’t mind loud banging sounds.
Caturday in Manhattan
There's a cat cafe on Clinton St on the Lower East Side called Koneko. It's a fully-functional cafe, complete with Japanese treats like okinomayaki, but the real draw is the couple dozen cats they have lounging about across two floors and an outdoor “catio.” Armed with my “How to Draw Cats and Kittens Book,” my girlfriend Kristen and I grabbed some sketch pads and headed down to Koneko.
The Great Speakeasy Crawl
We started at Beauty and Essex, which is a rather lavish, famous bar behind a pawn shop. I would recommend going before 6pm so you can get a nice seat and enjoy the people-watching.
You, Me, and the Zoo
My friend and I wanted to spend the day together outside, so we decided to wander around Central Park. We started at the Plaza Food Hall (an adorable hidden food hall under the Plaza Hotel on Central Park South - definitely recommend checking it out if you haven’t been) and got drinks at a cute bar there. After we picked up a bottle of wine to bring to the park.
Saturday in Sleepy Hollow
The year was 1790. The setting was a sequestered glen nestled within the Hudson River Valley countryside. "A drowsy, dreamy influence seemed to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere," Washington Irving would later write. It was from this time and place that the Legend of Sleepy Hollow was born. For 228 years the ghostly tale of the headless horsemen has haunted the residents of this old Dutch settlement. As an autumn chill settled upon the Hudson, my date and I set out to investigate.
It all started out with an afternoon argument and some trash talking.