First dates - you love them, you hate them, most of us live without them. Whether you're going in blind, have somehow convinced yourself that the way this guy chews won't annoy you, or are hopelessly optimistic about your decision to swipe right, first dates are more of a science than that Astronomy class you took freshman year of college. From ice breakers to potential escape routes, we've got you covered with a guide to the perfect places to take all the people your dad would probably be 'disappointed' about. 

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