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Unique ways Dating in DC is different than anywhere else!

I’m back, it’s Millie with Millie Holmes with the number one dating and relationship forum in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  Now that we have gotten that out the way, I want to discuss dating in Washington, DC.  So in honor of that, this article is appropriately titled: To Date or Not to Date in DC!

It is easy to write Washington, DC off as America’s least romantic city.  I know DC gets the bad rap for being too career-focused and transient.  But there is more to DC’s dating scene than meets the eye, and things tend to particularly heat up with the weather and the accompanying disappearance of bulky winter wear. But if you’re going to do dating in DC right, here are 12 things you need to know.

  1. Dating in DC is not that hard, BUT finding someone you can hang onto is

Well as you may know, DC city is turning decidedly younger, which, if you happen to be a young person, or an older person looking to creep on younger people, is cool! However, DC also has a reputation for being one of the most transient places in the country. Dating is the easy part. It is s holding on to him or her that is the challenge.

  1. Dating really does not have to be expensive

According to a recent survey, men spend about $180 on a first date in DC, but why? My city is home to tons of freebies, including entertainment, concerts, and museums. Plus, there are generous happy hour deals. It is super easy to have a cheap date without appearing to be a cheap person. Check out www.dcnitelife.com

  1. Never, ever start a date with this question “So, what do you do?”

Washington DC is the networking capital. If someone you meet starts out by asking, “So, what do you do?” run and turn the other way… unless you are one of those go-getters who does not leave the office until 10:00 pm most weeknights. In that case, it will probably work out great!

  1. With that said, be so ready for the question “So, what do you do?”

Hopefully your date heeded #3 and eased into it a bit, but in this town, it’s going to come up. Here are some answers you’re likely to hear: I’m a lawyer (or) I work at a nonprofit (or) I’m a consultant (or simply) I work on the Hill. Pro tip: never date someone who works on the Hill.

  1. If you must do online dating, go for Lunch maybe Dinner

The company first launched in Washington, DC and is a less-creepy alternative to other popular dating apps. Friends-of-friends always seem safer than a complete stranger.  Also, you can meet your next date in the next cubicle, the next building or the next block.   www.lunchmaybedinner.com

  1. Say this one loud: True love does not exist at the corner of 9th and U Street

Did you meet her in the line at The Brixton? Or, maybe you met him outside of Nellie’s? Better yet, you met in line for Jumbo Slice (one of my favorites by the way). This is not “the one” and you should not take this person home to your Mother. But you are likely not in the state to be concerned with such things right now, so in the short term, just go for it!

  1. If you’re in line at Rose’s Luxury, this better be serious

A no-reservation policy means waiting in a long line at 5pm for a table that will open up three hours later (if you’re lucky). You had better really like spending time with this person.

  1. Fellas, you really have no excuse

A couple years ago, Men’s Health named our city the best place to live if you’re a single man. So really, you just need to get out more.

 9. Actually, ladies do not really have an excuse either

Census data shows that people like to be single here at an almost alarmingly high rate. There has to be someone out there who matches your particular set of psychoses.

  1. Nothing says a first date like a drink at Bar Charley

Keep it classy but also keep it cheap. A drink and snacks at this bar will not set you back more than $20 or $30 bucks.

 11. Guess what, Intern season officially starts in May

Summer is not the only reason to stay single. A crop of wide-eyed recent graduates arrive to Washington, DC each May. It is like something you would see on the Wild Kingdom channel (if it was a channel).

  1. You cannot beat the view from the elliptical at VIDA

Where do some of the most fit (and self-obsessed) people in Washington, DC go to work out? One of the many VIDA Fitness locations found around town. Stop staring and start stair-climbing already.

I hope these tip will help your Love Life and Dating Life.  Feel free to share your thoughts on this article.

 

#MillieHolmes

#millieinthecity

#ConnecttheCity

#lunchmaybedinner

#AskMen

#TheGoodDateSeries

#milliessingles

#citysingles

#citykisses

#allstarsingles

#talkbacktuesdays

#flirtatiousfridays

#featuredentrepenuers

#Citylife

#DCNitelife

#prettylife

#prettyfamily

#prettylove

#prettydeuces

#ican

#ican’t

#TheDatingGame

 

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I’m back, it’s Millie with Millie Holmes with the number one dating and relationship forum in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  Now that we have gotten that out the way, I want to discuss dating in Washington, DC.  So in honor of that, this article is appropriately titled: To Date or Not to Date in DC!

It is easy to write Washington, DC off as America’s least romantic city.  I know DC gets the bad rap for being too career-focused and transient.  But there is more to DC’s dating scene than meets the eye, and things tend to particularly heat up with the weather and the accompanying disappearance of bulky winter wear. But if you’re going to do dating in DC right, here are 12 things you need to know.

  1. Dating in DC is not that hard, BUT finding someone you can hang onto is

Well as you may know, DC city is turning decidedly younger, which, if you happen to be a young person, or an older person looking to creep on younger people, is cool! However, DC also has a reputation for being one of the most transient places in the country. Dating is the easy part. It is s holding on to him or her that is the challenge.

  1. Dating really does not have to be expensive

According to a recent survey, men spend about $180 on a first date in DC, but why? My city is home to tons of freebies, including entertainment, concerts, and museums. Plus, there are generous happy hour deals. It is super easy to have a cheap date without appearing to be a cheap person. Check out www.dcnitelife.com

 

  1. Never, ever start a date with this question “So, what do you do?”

Washington DC is the networking capital. If someone you meet starts out by asking, “So, what do you do?” run and turn the other way… unless you are one of those go-getters who does not leave the office until 10:00 pm most weeknights. In that case, it will probably work out great!

 

  1. With that said, be so ready for the question “So, what do you do?”

Hopefully your date heeded #3 and eased into it a bit, but in this town, it’s going to come up. Here are some answers you’re likely to hear: I’m a lawyer (or) I work at a nonprofit (or) I’m a consultant (or simply) I work on the Hill. Pro tip: never date someone who works on the Hill.

 

  1. If you must do online dating, go for Lunch maybe Dinner

The company first launched in Washington, DC and is a less-creepy alternative to other popular dating apps. Friends-of-friends always seem safer than a complete stranger.  Also, you can meet your next date in the next cubicle, the next building or the next block.   www.lunchmaybedinner.com

 

  1. Say this one loud: True love does not exist at the corner of 9th and U Street

Did you meet her in the line at The Brixton? Or, maybe you met him outside of Nellie’s? Better yet, you met in line for Jumbo Slice (one of my favorites by the way). This is not “the one” and you should not take this person home to your Mother. But you are likely not in the state to be concerned with such things right now, so in the short term, just go for it!

 

  1. If you’re in line at Rose’s Luxury, this better be serious

A no-reservation policy means waiting in a long line at 5pm for a table that will open up three hours later (if you’re lucky). You had better really like spending time with this person.

 

  1. Fellas, you really have no excuse

A couple years ago, Men’s Health named our city the best place to live if you’re a single man. So really, you just need to get out more.

 

  1. Actually, ladies do not really have an excuse either

Census data shows that people like to be single here at an almost alarmingly high rate. There has to be someone out there who matches your particular set of psychoses.

 

  1. Nothing says a first date like a drink at Bar Charley

Keep it classy but also keep it cheap. A drink and snacks at this bar will not set you back more than $20 or $30 bucks.

 

  1. Guess what, Intern season officially starts in May

Summer is not the only reason to stay single. A crop of wide-eyed recent graduates arrive to Washington, DC each May. It is like something you would see on the Wild Kingdom channel (if it was a channel).

 

  1. You cannot beat the view from the elliptical at VIDA

Where do some of the most fit (and self-obsessed) people in Washington, DC go to work out? One of the many VIDA Fitness locations found around town. Stop staring and start stair-climbing already.

I hope these tip will help your Love Life and Dating Life.  Feel free to share your thoughts on this article.

 

#MillieHolmes

#millieinthecity

#ConnecttheCity

#lunchmaybedinner

#AskMen

#TheGoodDateSeries

#milliessingles

#citysingles

#citykisses

#allstarsingles

#talkbacktuesdays

#flirtatiousfridays

#featuredentrepenuers

#Citylife

#DCNitelife

#prettylife

#prettyfamily

#prettylove

#prettydeuces

#ican

#ican’t

#TheDatingGame

 

Millie Holmes can be reached by email at millieinthecitymatch@yahoo.com or on Social Media:

Facebook: Millie Holmes

Facebook Page: Millie Holmes.com

Instagram: MillieintheCity

Twitter: Millieinthecity

Periscope: MillieintheCity

 

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