Dating and chicago
Many people avoid asking friends to set them up for one simple reason: they’re afraid of coming off as desperate.
While you probably won’t want to make a public plea for help via Facebook, it can’t hurt to reach out to a married friend for help, as their spouse will likely have a handful of single friends they may be willing to set you up with.
• Blast from the Past - Step into the '80s at The Wormhole Coffee, where you can nurse a warm honey latte or peanut butter Koopa Troopa from an R2D2 mug, tout your Mario Kart skills on old-school video game consoles, and take selfies with the airborne De Lorean. • Adler After Dark - Explore the sleek Adler Planetarium after-hours with an over-21 crowd at one of the institution's themed monthly events.
Eye astrophysical spectacles, observe out-of-this-world exhibits, and interact with cosmic shows, all while sipping some pretty stellar drinks and defying gravity on the dance floor. Katie and I both joined the site days apart, and began communicating right away.
We Chicagoans love our Cubs, our deep-dish pizza, our iconic skyline, and (admit it! Whether it's peering out from the John Hancock Observatory, singing alongside dueling pianos, navigating the Magnificent Mile, or cracking up at improve comedy that sounds like your idea of perfection, there is no shortage of Chicago date ideas for local singles.
Online dating in Chicago helps guarantee that your next ride on the 'L' takes you to the doorstep of a highly compatible companion ready to embark on a lasting relationship.
Coast along the Lakefront until you arrive at charming Wrigley Field.
Before heading back from the iconic stadium, make a pit stop at the Salt & Pepper Diner, where you can slurp a frothy chocolate milkshake and savor an ooey-gooey ultimate cheesy burger.
Best part: if you don’t meet the man/woman of your dreams, you’ll still walk away feeling good.
According to organizers, over 100 couples have gotten married after meeting at the World’s Largest Block Party.
While the event’s matchmaking potential may be as exaggerated as its “world’s largest” moniker, we have to admit that street festivals great opportunity to meet new people.
One caveat: be sure you know their spouse and trust their judgement, otherwise you may find yourself on a blind date with the world’s oldest frat bro or a crazed cat lady in the making.
Lisa Chatroop is editor of Chicago-based lifestyle blog Daily
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