Every night of the week at this underground West Village bar you'll find live music (Latin jazz, for example) and games like foosball, ping pong, and chess -- all of which guarantee there will be zero awkward silences. Three times a day at the Central Park Zoo (am, pm, and pm), visitors can watch the sea lion feedings before taking a stroll around the central gardens.
We've broken down the very best options, based on what date you're on.
On a first date, it's vital to have available distractions should the banter come to an agonizing halt.
Alamo Drafthouse has super-comfortable seating (reserve seats in the first row if it's that kind of date and you want to recline) and a lengthy menu of dishes like pancetta mac & cheese and jerk chicken sandwiches.
Save room for one of the throwback shakes or floats.
Improve your baking skills (and subtly celebrate the achievement of making it a month) by taking one of Milk Bar's Bake the Book classes. But if you've got the vocal chords to impress, no one will stop you from belting out one of the 120,000 songs to your date. Single classes start at $25, but new students can purchase a week-long trial for $50.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, for per person, you can learn to make the bakery's famed cakes and crack pie (and take home everything you bake! The Museum of Sex -- or Mo Sex, as it's affectionately called -- is a strange mix of erotic and clinical.
From there, it's only a 15-minute walk to Flushing Meadows Corona Park: the site of two 20th-century World's Fairs.
There's something decidedly eerie about the Tent of Tomorrow and Observation Towers, but the Unisphere globe, commissioned for the 1964 fair, is the perfect backdrop for your first selfie together.
Start building trust early on at Brooklyn Boulders: a massive 22,000sqft converted warehouse that's now a popular rock-climbing gym and Acro Yoga spot.