HowHookup is now live in Chicago, and we are psyched to bring the modern way to date to your fair city.

HowHookup is a different kind of dating site. It’s about getting out there and doing your thing instead of wasting hours at your computer, messaging and flirting online. From what we’ve seen so far, Chicago gets it. Windy City singles date just like they live — enjoying the finer things in life and never taking a good time for granted.

With over 100,000 dates posted on HowHookup over the past year, we’ve been able to determine a lot about the way that different cities date. Here are a few trends we’ve noticed so far in Chi-town.

It’s a Team Effort: 1 out of every 6 dates posted in Chicago involves sports — watching or playing. No big shock there, Super Fans, but it’s nice to know that other singles in the city are on the same page.

The Dating Game: Chicago singles like to play games – literally. Whether it’s bar games at Sluggers, board games at Guthrie’s or a trip to WhirlyBall or Lincoln Square Lanes, Chicagoians like their dates with a little friendly, one-on-one competition.

The Good Stuff: Craft beer and fun foodie dates are almost 3x more successful than all other kinds of dates in Chicago – anything from “How Hookup… try a hot dog we’ve never had at Hot Doug’s” or “How Hookup… sip Two Brothers’ latest at Small Bar” goes.

Puppy Love: Dates involving pets are 2x as likely to get a response than any other type. A dog-walking date is an easy way to get know someone, and if they don’t get along with your dog, you should probably kick ‘em to the curb anyway, right?

Well, Chicago. You like what you like and you like it a lot. Now it’s time to post date ideas (like the ones above) that reflect the things that you love to do — and find the people out there who love those things, too.

So get out there and date like you mean it.

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