You can class it up at any one of these great coffee spots.
And if you’re both feeling the vibes, no one says you can’t follow your coffee up with a cocktail later. Still, there is no requirement to see each other, talk, or text at all. Still, for the times you do see each other, you know you enjoy each other’s company. Like a “just sex” date, these should be quick and easy without much thought or effort, but with ample room for actual conversation since, you know, you’re still “friends.” A little friendly and flirty competition is a great method of foreplay. Like I said before, TAKING your FWB to dinner is starting to toe the uncomfortable “what are we” line.
Going out of town might be too much of a commitment with your casual date, but going to Queens is an appropriate, scaled-down substitute. Visit Brooklyn Crab, a tri-level seafood hut in Red Hook that serves beer, a medley of crustaceans, and has plenty of games to make a date just a notch below actually romantic.
There’s always Brooklyn Brewery, but if you want something more off-beat, visit ones likes Single Cut Beersmiths in Astoria, Transmitter Brewing in Long Island City, Threes Brewing in Gowanus, or Gun Hill Brewing in the Bronx.Even if you’re terrible and awkward and hopeless, you probably will still get turned on watching everyone else.It might not be the most relaxing spa experience you can find in NYC, but it will be one of the more unique.At Rockwood there are three separate stages and often you can catch sets late into the night.Plus its Lower East Side location puts you within a stone’s throw of tons of great bars and restaurants should the night want to go really late.