You got an extra gift this holiday: the number of that girl you kissed on New Year's.
We know you've got exes haunting all the old spots, so we're reminding you of Boston’s top 5 first date spots to open up some new real estate for you.
5. She's in the Sierra Club: Arnold Arboretum
It can be as simple as getting to know someone by walking together, minus the bar scene and expensive cocktails (but still the people-watching). Plus, you can always bring a flask or two to this 265-acre nature park.
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain (617-384-5209).
4. She's the Next Iron Chef: Oyster Shucking Lessons at North End Fish Market
Aside from being just a surprising amount of fun, oyster shucking should tell you right off the bat if you're dealing with a girl who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.
99 Salem St., North End (857-362-7477).
3. She Majored in Bio: Museum of Science
Taking a date to a museum says you’re different. Taking her to the Museum of Science for the electric show says you're smart. Racing her up and down the musical stairs says you’re awesome. Nicely done.
1 Science Park, Lechmere (617-723-2500).
2. She Follows @beyonce on Instagram: Sam’s at Louis Boston
If it’s good enough for the reigning king and queen of hip-hop, it’s good enough for you. Sam’s is an ideal first date spot with views of the water (check), a solid selection of menu items to share (check), and a cool, SoCal ambiance to set your nerves at ease (check).
60 Northern Ave, Seaport District (617-295-0191).
1. She's Happy to Share: Dali
Boston is many things, including a tapas town. And sure, there are more upscale places to choose from. But the deep, almost sinister red decor set off by a twinkling of ice blue fairy lights — plus staff who genuinely want you and your lady to have a good time (and won’t stop short of pouring generous glasses of sangria) — means you probably will.
415 Washington Street, Somerville (617-661-3254).