We’ve Been Shagging for Months
If you’ve been shagging for months, you and your crushbuddy are (hopefully) pretty comfortable. You’ve decided you want to make it official, and to seal the deal, you…shag?
No. Well, yes, but in addition to other things. There’s nothing wrong with shagging for months, but if you both want to take it to the next level, you should probably take it somewhere other than the bedroom.
As mentioned in our previous post, dinner in its myriad combinations is never a bad idea, but since you and your crushbuddy already know each other (in the biblical sense and otherwise), you can be a little more creative. The kinds of first dates you see in romantic comedies are probably going to freak the hell out of some cute kid you’ve talked to twice in lab, but not someone you’ve known for a while. Hence, here follows a list of first dates Katherine Heigl has probably been on.
Walking Tour of Boston
Q: What is the Harvard student’s most underutilized resource?
We’ve met far too many students who’ve only been into Boston to see Harry Potter premieres, and this makes us very sad. Please make us happy again by utilizing one of these Boston itineraries on a date, friend date, or group outing.
1) The Historical Route: Check out the Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail. Guided tours are available, but all the information you need for a DIY tour is on their websites. Walking the entire Freedom Trail takes several hours, so it’s probably best to just do one leg and grab a meal in the area. Tip: use Yelp‘s location-based search to find noms near your final destination.
2) Cosmopolitan Boston: Want to feel like you live in a city? Take the T to Copley Square and go for a stroll down Commonwealth Ave. Grab a meal (or a shopping bag or two) on Newbury Street and make a detour before or after to the Public Garden to hold hands and look at flowers (awwwwww). Restaurants in the area are notoriously expensive, but here’s a list of moderately priced eateries in the area. We’ve also heard that Max Brenner on Boylston Street is a good place to stop in for a hearty and chocolatey dessert- don’t bother with the food food though, as it’s apparently atrocious.
3) New England Aquarium-North End (or North End-Aquarium): Please don’t be one of those kids who lives in Cambridge for four years and never sees the ocean. Start at the aquarium- there’s a seal tank outside that you can enjoy for free if you don’t feel like paying for admission ($20.95 a person w/ college id). Wander along the Central Wharf and Long Wharf HarborWalks, feel the ocean breeze in your hair, pull a Jack n Rose, and when you get hungry, stroll on over to the North End for Boston’s famous Italian food. Recommended: Giacamo’s (although you’ll have to stand in line outside), Pomodoro, or if you just won the jackpot in one of those HBS studies, Neptune Oyster. For a quick snack, the cannoli at Mike’s Pastry is a Boston classic.
Are you and your hunnybunny the artsy-fartsy type? Take advantage of free admission to the MFA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
The ICA is on the waterfront, so there’s a million seafood restaurants within walking distance, including the flagship Legal Seafoods, the Legal Test Kitchen, Yankee Lobster Fish Market, and James Hook & Co Lobsters. Time your visit to the ICA right, and you could catch a concert at the Bank of America Pavilion after dinner .
The MFA and the Gardner Museum are basically next-door neighbors, so if you were feeling particularly arty, you could hit up both in one day. If you cut through the Back Bay Fens, you can get to Thaitation and Trattoria Toscana in 10-15 minutes, both of which are reputedly delicious. Alternatively, you can walk towards Symphony Hall. Along the route are a bunch of cafes and restaurants that cater to Northeastern students and are therefore both quick and budget-friendly. Lucy Ethiopian Cafe and Temptations Cafe are highly recommended. There’s also a sushi joint called Symphony Sushi if you ran out of Board Plus and are having sushi withdrawal.
Bow and Arrow Press
Last, but not least, if you’re looking for some on-campus action, check out the Bow and Arrow Press’s Open Press Nights, which according to their Facebook page are Wednesday from 7-10 (we would double check with them on the hours…it’s not clear when this was last updated). Craft-making dates are a fun and low-stress way to spend time with your snugglepumpkin, with the added perk of getting to take something (in addition to someone) home. And the very best part? The Bow and Arrow Press is free for undergrads.
- And also amazing- if you’re in the mood for a serious splurge you can’t go wrong with L’Espalier, Sorellina, or Deuxave. There’s also a Legal Sea Foods in the area if you’re feeling a more moderate luxury expenditure.↵
- If you eat at Yankee Lobster during one of the concerts you can hear everything for free↵
- There’s something about the word “fens” that sounds vaguely ominous↵
- Seriously, English, you need to come up with some unisex pronouns.↵