As my mid-thirties loom and I get increasingly broody, my wife and I have started to think about children.Asking my GP if I would be able to stay on my anti-depressants while pregnant he ‘helpfully’ pointed out that at least I had a back-up, as though the woman I’ve chosen to spend the rest of my life with was just a friendly surrogate.Unlike women in other major metropolitan areas, Boston chicks are typically more concerned with comfort and warmth than with fashion, so there better be a damn good reason to get dolled up.The notable exception to this is Back Bay, where ladies wear lipstick and Lulus to walk their dogs from one end of Newbury St to the other.Our charm comes in the form of Nor’easters, questionable accents, and a veering-on-psychotic love of sports.So if you want to find love in Boston (like Gronk erotica-level love), persistence and creativity are key.
However, you just can’t seem to meet the right guy or make the right connection.Only a small pool of men bothers with belts and button-downs around here.Women wear flats on coffee dates and almost everywhere else (because cobblestone streets are hell on stilettos).Here are 17 things you need to know before you head out for that wicked-hot date in the Hub. If you're not in grad school, the person asking may pause, give a puzzled look, and contemplate their own crippling student debt before continuing the conversation. Basically, sports games are blackout dates for dating, UNLESS the game IS the date (which is pretty often if we’re honest).Just resign yourself to talking about your education every time you go out. And if you know what’s good for you, you won’t go Downtown on Patriot’s Day, or cross the river during the Head of the Charles Regatta unless you’re partaking in the festivities.