I'm Sober, He's Vegetarian. This Is Where We Go In New York.
When I met Matt at a mutual friend’s wedding, I was thrilled to meet someone that I had so much in common with right off the bat. However, the more I grew to like him, the more nervous I was about having to explain that I’ve been quitting alcohol for the last 3 years — an avoided topic when going on new dates.
We uncovered more about each other through texts over the next week. Me, opening up about my sober lifestyle and Matt, in turn, sharing his vegetarian lifestyle. He was also nervous about sharing his dietary restrictions, as it often put a wedge in furthering prospective partners in the past. But not here! As he told me, I was actually making a vegan curry and texted him a photo of it, trying to flirt with him with through my veggie cooking skills. Needless to say, the romance was budding.
Once we began dating, we needed to figure out where we could go that put both of us at ease in terms of our restrictions.
We found the below hotspots to be just as romantic and date night-worthy as your favorite boozy lounge or steakhouse.