|If you're single and living in New York, "the singles capital of the world" you'll definitely want to check out some of these activities, events and first-date spots.
Saturday, December 10th: SantaCon "Ho-ing for charity"
You can't really go wrong with thousands of drunken singles in Santa costumes merrily trollop-ing from bar to bar in the city. And as if that weren't enough, admission is just a $10 donation, which goes to charity. http://santacon.nyc/faq
Volunteer: If you're single during the holidays you should definitely volunteer to help others. I know so many singles that have done so and ended up meeting their significant other in the process. Give and you shall receive. It's cliché but true. Whether it be a coat drive, volunteering to walk homeless dogs at your local animal shelter or serving meals on Christmas, there are countless organizations and ways to give back this holiday season. https://www.newyorkcares.org/
Saturday, December 31st : New Year's Eve Singles Party @Stitch Lounge: This is a no-brainer. If you're single on NYE, you need to be at this party. 400 singles, hour open bar, complimentary appetizers, DJ/dancing, continental breakfast and more. If you're single on New Year's Eve, you're definitely looking for love…or at a minimum, a kiss at midnight. This much I know. I met my man what will be on 12/31, 5 years ago at this very singles soirée. http://www.onspeeddating.com/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1389 Tip: Get your tickets now and save $50.00.
A couple of great first date spots you'll want to check out include the below:
Max Brenner's in Union Square: You really can't go wrong with 'chocolate by the bald man.” This really is a great date spot. Gazing across a table of chocolate fondue into the eyes of your date while sipping on a warm “hug mug” of Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate is kind of hard not to enjoy. http://maxbrenner.com/locations/usa/restaurant-nyc/
Café Lalo: This is one of the most famous little cafes in NYC, as seen in the now classic flick “You've Got Mail.” It's French inspired, small, cozy and very intimate. Did I mention they often have live music? Usually smooth jazz or classical music. It's a great pre-game spot before the movies or the theater. It's also a perfect little nightcap spot after dinner. https://www.google.com/#q=cafe+lalo
Flute Bar: Not gonna lie, I've never gone to this bar on a first date and not ended up making out with the person I was with. It's chic, comfortable and most importantly…lounge-y. They have amazing cocktails and small bites to nosh on. http://www.flutebar.com/