Let’s face it, Boston doesn’t exactly have a romantic reputation.Unlike New York or Paris, we’re not known for our glittering parties, scenic strollable avenues, or adorable patisseries.Our charm comes in the form of Nor’easters, questionable accents, and a veering-on-psychotic love of sports.
Far too often, dating can become an all-consuming enterprise that sucks the joy out of the dating process and even their life. You don't need to go to the bar to meet a great guy.
You can find the right kind of man simply by going to the places you already enjoy. Take a few gym classes and see who catches your eye.
Likewise, you’ll know your date really digs you when they offer to help shovel out your car and find a cardboard box to put in its place.
There are a ton of gay and gay-friendly joints around town, but Machine is the black hole of the LGBTQ scene; it’ll suck you in, and before you know it, you’ll be trying to pole dance with the ripped lesbian chick in the trucker hat whose moves are 1,000 times better than yours (just don’t try to Snapchat the experience).
As part of staying positive about the process, simply remind yourself of the obvious fact that there are plenty of great guys, but that doesn't mean they're a great match for you. After all, dating is fun, so being a little flirtatious is fine, but too available can get lost in translation and typically comes off as desperate.