The good news: The hot friend of a hot friend you met at the 4th of July BBQ wants to go out this Friday.
The bad news: In between the hot dogs and High Lifes, you missed the part when she explained that she hated clubbing. Or that she loved it. One of the two.
Whichever it is, you'll find it at Arc Nightclub & Lounge, now open on Beacon Street in Fenway.
It's all industrial brick and metal in the front lounge. Tables with wrap-around leather seating look out over the dance floor.
Somewhere in that balance is the answer to your first date drama. Start with a couple 'Gansett Summer Ales on draft at the front bar, and if it only takes two minutes before she's going off on the Bruins for the Tyler Seguin trade, you've found your sports-loving dream girl.
Or maybe she's bored stiff. If so, swap beers for margaritas and move to the back room, where the rotating cast of top local and international DJs provide the beats that will move her into your arms.
Either way, just listen closer next time.