Two out of your last three exes would likely agree: maybe you're just a little scared of commitment.
At least one place understands where you're coming from. Welcome to BoMa, the new South End gastropub that's all about keeping your options open.
With a menu broken into five categories -- Tiny, Small, Light and Large Plates, plus Sweets for dessert -- you'll be free to try a little of everything.
Smaller plates (like the duck fat french fries or the crispy shrimp with pickled heat and chili chocolate) are perfectly sized for sharing with a date, or go for heartier fare like the grass-fed hangar steak with Texas hash and greens. That is, if you're ready yet.
BoMa gives you choices within the space itself, too: Dine at the 15-seat bar near the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on to Washington Street or at a corner booth tucked amidst dark wood beams and exposed brick in the dimly-lit dining room.
On top of all that, they know how to keep you interested with a bar that stays open until 1a and a Sunday brunch program coming in the next several weeks.
When you finally decide to commit, it should be to this place.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: Orange Line to Back Bay
Hot seat: Duck into a grey-leather corner booth for a little privacy
Best bets: Lobster mac and cheese; grass fed hangar steak; grilled swordfish
Round midnight: Stop in afterwards at The Beehive for some late night jazz, or a stiff night cap at Deluxe
Nearby: The Beehive; Deluxe; Oishii
photo courtesy BosGuy