At more casual bars, “people tend to be a little bit more open and talkative to other people than the people they came with,” Baxter says.
She also likes breweries and Mexican restaurants, which by the nature of their fun drinks and upbeat music tend to attract happy people.
For Tinder dates I dress up, I meet the guy for a drink at like p.m., and then we have a real, uninterrupted conversation. Whereas if you meet someone out at a bar or a party, you’re with a group of people, it’s loud, and you’re probably drunk.
And sure, apps have downsides—it’s annoying when you can’t tell someone’s height, or if their voice sounds like a squeaky toy.
Wear what makes you feel best.” She describes the ideal look as “chameleon” — like you can have fun in different scenarios.
If you go with a dressy top, skew casual on the bottom.
If you’re looking for romance, going out with your bestie might not be how you’ll find it.More people mean more obstacles, and someone may not approach to avoid interrupting your event.RELATED: Great new tropical restaurants and bars to warm your winter nights Pick the right time Baxter likes the after-work vibe in Lower Manhattan, where the after-work crowds are big (and highly likely to be successful).But you’ve got to catch them on the right night — Baxter recommends Thursdays, since people will go out but won’t stay out until 2 a.m.(Though, yes, some do, and that’s good to know too.) Sports bars on game day are also a good bet, but your timing has to be right. Lower the stakes If going to a bar alone sounds intimidating, find one where anyone would be happy to talk to you. “It’s so easy to have conversations with out-of-towners — they want to know where you go, they ask your advice on what to do.