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Forget the U-Haul: 10 Devilishly Good Girl-on-Girl Dates

Between defying gravity, slurping soup dumplings and seeking out bad art, these Boston date ideas blow dinner-and-a-movie right out of the water.

Ashley Lucas, founder of Diffuse 5 (the go-to website for Boston’s queer social scene), curates 10 adorably adventurous dates.
-- Christine Liu, Boston Community Manager

1. TRUFFLE OIL PAINTING

The date: How Hookup... hop on our tricycles and head to Brookline to hit up the Clayroom and Regal Beagle for a killer, creative combo, sure to satisfy any kid-at-heart.

Why it's great: Indulge your inner 5-year old. Start the date with a visit to the Clayroom where you can choose from a variety of pottery pieces to paint. Then head down the street and continue the childhood fantasy with the Regal Beagle’s mouth-watering mac & cheese. Adorned with truffle oil and topped with Ritz crackers, this creative combo is hard to beat.

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2. FRANKLY, MY DUMPLING, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN

The date: How Hookup... grab some grub and head to the Hatch Shell for a free Friday flick.

Why it's great: Depending on the size of your appetite, you may not need an extra large wallet to design this date. Swing by the Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown to choose from their aromatic array of appetizers. Get the goods to go and hop on down to the Hatch Shell where you can find free films every Friday. If you’re feeling extra confident in your chopstick skills, order the Pork Soup dumplings, which are a personal favorite and not always found on the menu.

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3. BREWS CRUISE

The date: How Hookup... broaden our taste bud horizons with a craft brew sampling and savory dinner for two.

Why it's great: As one of Belmont’s hidden gems, the Craft Beer Cellar offers free beer samplings every week for your tasting pleasure. Owned and operated by two women who have redefined the idea of killer customer service, they’ll make sure your belly and your brain leave feeling more than satisfied. Once you’re done there, stroll down the street to continue the scrumptious samplings at Il Casale, an Italian restaurant creating dishes that are sure to rouse your date instead of your bank account.

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4. TREES, TREES EVERYWHERE

The date: How Hookup... add some spring to our step with a stroll through Arnold Arboretum.

Why it's great: With a view that’s sure to dazzle any new date, the Arboretum offers enough scenery and walking paths to satisfy the senses for hours. And for those of you worried about a little conversation lull, sign up for one of their guided tours or bring a board game and blanket for fun-time fillers.

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5. HUNGRY FOR ART

The date: How Hookup... feast our eyes and our stomachs on artistry in the South End.

Why it's great: No matter what your artistic pleasure, SoWA First Fridays has a little something for everyone. Peruse the free open studios on the First Friday of every month to get a sampling of the artistic pie; from photography and oil painting to wire sculpture and glass jewelry. Once you hit your visual capacity, you can refuel with the mouthwatering menu at The Gallows, where their popular poutine isn’t the only thing that will make your taste buds tingle.

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6. SEE HER BOUNCE

The date: How Hookup... brunch and bounce.

Why it's great: You can test out your date’s adventure skills with a buoyant bounce session at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park. And once you’ve successfully defied gravity, skip your Tigger-like tail down to the Dogwood Café, where you can order fruitful fare for a very reasonable fee.

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7. TAKE-OFF AND LANDING

The date: How Hookup... sit in a scenic flight path while we share stories over sundaes.

Why it's great: Impress you date with a special treat where high hopes won’t be the only things flying. Head to Coughlin Park in Winthrop and pull up a seat on the airport side of the island to find a semi-secluded spot where you can watch planes depart. On the way in, be sure to stop at the Twist & Shake ice cream parlor to get something sweet while you wait for this date to take-off.

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8. CONFESS OUR SINS

The date: How Hookup... snag a seat watching the Sox and saddle up with the Seven Deadly Sins.

Why it's great: You can bring the basics together with a devious twist. Start off by catching a Sox home game but save time to stop at Church of Boston and sink into one of their super soft sofas. Offering 7 especially sinful cocktails and perfectly palatable plates, you won’t be disappointed by their edible offerings or their distinctive décor.

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9. SCIENCE AND SWEET CREAM

The date: How Hookup... defy gravity and indulge in decadent desserts.

Why it's great: The Museum of Science isn’t just for grade school field trips. Head to the Omni Theater and select one of their epic adventures to bring your date on a whirlwind, international tour, without ever leaving the city. Once your senses have been restored, go on a mini-adventure of your own and take a stroll in the North End, ending the trip at Modern Pastry to refuel with some of the neighborhood’s most treasured treats.

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10. UNTITLED #83

The date: How Hookup... giggle over Guggenheim wannabes while partaking in flavorful fare.

Why it's great: This kind of museum and food pairing doesn’t require a Masters in art education to induce an appreciative smile. Whether it brings you back to your middle school classroom or just the stick figure you sketched out yesterday, starting your date at the Museum of Bad Art is sure to give you something to smile about. Once you complete the basement bewilderment tour, skip over to Orleans and try one of their lip-smacking dishes that is sure to end the date on a succulent note.

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Ashley is the founder of Diffuse 5, the go-to website for Boston’s queer social scene. Check it out for what's new, and then propose a date here!

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