Check your date’s competitive side and (lack of) gamesmanship at this arcade for grown-ups.You’ve got a selection of pinball, Mario Kart, shooting and fighting games, and even a ball pit.Sometimes the obvious option is obvious for a reason. Worst case scenario, if you and your latest Tinder catch don’t have anything to talk about, the entertaining staff will supply plenty of fodder with their antics, as will the creative cocktail presentations: pop rocks, cotton candy, and dolls, oh my.Yep, there are many charming corners to explore in this historic, water-laden ‘hood -- and this ain’t one of them. Plus, it’s got some of the best acoustics in the world, making it seriously worth checking out even without a date to impress.
Go to the art gallery with your coworker and the free concert with your sister and her friends.2.If you like sports, spend time at tailgates or treat yourself to tickets for a big game.Don't force yourself out of your element for the sake of meeting a partner, though.Luckily the menu and ambiance haven’t changed much.The date-ready dark interior matches the modern-style Asian-influenced dishes like dumplings and other dim sum classics, spiced meat on a stick, and a lot of prawn.Amsterdam’s sexy reputation may come from the Red-Light District, but that’s just because outsiders don’t know how hot the local dating scene is.There’s no such thing as a dry spell when there are dating apps and low standards. We’re still waiting for you to respond to our Charm.) So meeting locals who want to get lucky isn’t too tough, but where do you take them after you’ve both swiped right?A menu of decently priced wines and cocktails will make sure you’re feeling friendly by the end of the night. And there’s a cafe that sells way better stuff than popcorn (like a full bar of drinks you can take right to your seat with you) where you can perform your post-film analysis of the movie... Get the oxytocin release going with some cuddly felines and win over the animal lover in your life without shelling out too much dough.Michael Bay’s latest attempt to entertain doesn’t exactly scream romance (and screaming isn’t very romantic anyway), which is why you’re better off using an indie or foreign film as the soundtrack to whatever sweet nothings you plan on whispering in the dark. However things go with your human companion, as least you know you’ll get some cuddle action on your date.Either way, you’re indulging in at least two known aphrodisiacs: mussels (or other seafood if you prefer) and alcohol, the ultimate aphrodisiac -- most likely in the form of a G&T.So long Oolong (a former cocktail favorite of ours), and hello to the new Ginger Grill.