18 Brooklyn Dates: One for Every Conceivable Dating Scenario 

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"...keep an eye out for green shoots fighting upward through the thawing soil of your heart."



The Rebound Date

“I remember the last time I was here, with my ex…” “This reminds me of the time when me and my ex…” “Oh, look, over there, it’s my ex…” Please. Stop. Make new memories.

3pm: You never went to theBrooklyn Botanic Garden when you were together? So much the better. Call in sick (heartsick!) to take advantage of the free winter weekdays, and keep an eye out for green shoots fighting upward through the thawing soil of your heart.

5pm: Soothe yourself with wine and jazz at Abigail (807 Classon Ave), and try not to wince as gentrifier parents come in and out, folding and unfolding their children’s scooters, and reminding you of the children you never had.

7pm: This is not going as expected. Eat your emotions at Dutch Boy Burger (766 Franklin Ave), and note that the bathrooms are shared with Franklin Park (618 St. John’s Place), so you can sneak through while “washing up before we pay” (read: crying surreptitiously into a quick beer).

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