For the single folks out there, online dating is a wild world and navigating it can be tough, especially when you’re figuring out where to take your latest match from sites like OKCupid. Depending on what your intentions are for the relationship (or lack thereof), you should choose the location of your meetups wisely.
In a collaboration with Foursquare, OKCupid has analyzed the Philadelphia dating scene and ranked the top places in the city for categories like best bathrooms for sex, dime saver destinations, spots that get the sex started and more.
In the Instagram Filtered Bars category, Mission Taqueria took home top prize and for good reason. The superb lighting and open space makes you feel like you’re soaking up the sun on the west coast and even if the date doesn’t go well, at least you were able to indulge in their delicious guacamole and fresh tortilla chips.
For the Intellectual Attractions category, the Mutter Museum sits creepily at number one. Given the number of medical professionals in our city, it’s no wonder that this renowned museum of medical oddities sparks intellectual curiosity for so many.
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Looking to get down and dirty in a bar bathroom? Seems like Tattooed Mom on South Street is the top spot for that kind of action. (Who knew?) If you get hungry afterwards, maybe you’ll want to dig into their Turkey Corn Dog on a stick from the bar menu. There’s even a Tiki Kitty drink (served in a kitty tiki mug) that’s perfect for channeling tropical summer vibes.
Of course, there’s nothing like a classic and Johnny Brenda’s took home top prize in the Classic Local Spots category. The live music venue has a consistently solid lineup of musical greatness with a top notch menu to accompany it. If your date doesn’t have a good time here, it’s time to say, “Adios.” (Who doesn’t like food and music?!)
The full list of Philly winners is listed below.
Dime Saver Destinations: Dalessandro’s Steaks
Nerdy Pickup Spots: Barcade
No-bro Sports Bars: Good Dog Bar
Instagram Filtered Bars: Mission Taqueria
Best Bathrooms for Sex:Tattooed Mom
Spots That Get the Sex Started: Trestle Inn
Classic Local Spots: Johnny Brenda’s
Well-Hidden Haunts: Hop Sing Laundromat
Boozy Date Spots: The Franklin Bar
Ass-Kicking Locales: North Bowl
Open-Air Options: Morgan’s Pier
Intellectual Attractions: Mutter Museum
Where are your favorite date spots? Tell us in the comments below.