The first date interview has puzzled many singles since the invention of the cell phone, and perhaps even before technology ruined real-time conversation. We’ve all been on that awkward first date in that bar in a neighborhood far enough from your apartment that, if it goes awry, at least you’ll never have to revisit said establishment ever again, yet close enough that it’s within walking distance of your abode in case he/she actually looks as good as his/her online pictures.
While Philly is clad with a myriad of dimly-lit bars, there are a select few that are suitable for first dates. One such place is Tria in Rittenhouse Square. The best night for a date here is Sunday (first dates have to earn Friday and Saturday night anyways). On this particular evening, Tria offers “Sunday School,” where a select beer, wine and cheese are on special. This is perfect, especially for the singles who are still hung-over from weekend festivities, as there are only two cheap drink options, which surely guarantees that you won’t over-indulge and end up with double vision.
The atmosphere at Tria is comfortable, but not pretentious. Your single friends would never come here alone, so you can rest assured that the only person likely to screw things up is yourself. So, the next time you manage to snag yourself a date, spend less time on Yelp searching for a venue and more time composing those “interview” questions.